Wellness Tips: How old are you? 40 plus or 50? No, it is not the number of years since you were born but how old do you feel mentally? Have you seen one elder 70 years of age briskly walking at 5 a.m., with some friends on the beachfront, laughing away? And have you also seen another 70-year-old always complaining about the aches and pains?
7 Simple Ways To Feel Younger
Doesn’t the happy one look much younger? Yes, that is because mentally his attitude is much younger. Here are 7 tips on how you can feel younger and stay younger.
- Develop a hobby or revive an old one
- Regular exercise
- Investigate new challenges
- Get rid of stress
- Consume less salt
How you feel about aging is key to your ability to thrive. Centenarians rarely consider their age a limitation. Rather, they take advantage of opportunities and possibilities that may not have been available to them previously.
2. Develop a hobby or revive an old hobby
Many older people show interest in hobbies like gardening, reading, or collecting stamps. Others begin to knit, sew or take up a fresh art. Hobbies will keep you occupied and will sharpen your brain.
3. Regular Exercise
As a person gets older, resistance training becomes increasingly important for maintaining strength and muscle. Increased muscle tissue burns fat more efficiently, reduces the risk for heart disease, and enhances your sense of well-being remarkable. It is advised that avoid heavy exercise and focus on light exercises, like stretching, yoga, meditation, pranayama, etc.
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4. Investigate new challenges
Keep your mind active with new and different activities to exercise different parts of your brain. Take advantage of opportunities and possibilities that may have not been available to you previously, such as a second career, volunteer activities, musical instruction, writing, or travel. Why not buy a computer and surf the internet? It’s an excellent way to spend time and keep abreast of current events. You can also keep in touch with the kids, play crosswords,s or even a racing game with your grandchild with the help of the internet.
Include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Minimize meat, saturated and hydrogenated fats, and sweets. Eat moderately in order to prevent obesity. Supplement your healthy diet with the antioxidants such as vitamin E (400-800 IU daily) and selenium (100-200 mcg daily).
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6. Get rid of stress
Centenarians naturally shed psychological stress. Humour, meditation, Yoga, and optimism are some of the important ways to manage your stress.
7. Consume less salt
We consume salt in many ways and it appears in many different parts of our lives. When this is consumed in excess, it manifests as high blood pressure. Pits appear beneath our eyes, and our knees begin to swell. Salt is also necessary for specific amounts. People who aren’t very old should watch how much salt they consume. You’ll feel better and appear smarter if you eat less salt.
Overall, we can say that as we get older, we need to be more careful about what we eat. Our bodies are our temples, and we should treat them as such.