The average age of the population continues to rise year on year. However, there is more to life than staying alive. You need to be able to live. These 10 tips could help you to feel younger, as well as live for longer.
Get Regular Check Ups
Seeing your doctor for regular check-ups is important no matter how old you are. It’s a great chance to spot any problems before they get serious, speak to your doctor about any concerns you have, and get some great advice on things like diet and nutrition. Outside of these regular check-ups, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor if you are worried about anything.
A good, well-balanced diet is one of the best ways to keep yourself fit and healthy as you get older. Diet fads come and go so don’t feel you need to stick to all of them. Just be generally healthy and let yourself enjoy the odd treat without feeling bad. If you want to reduce signs of aging and keep your mind healthy eating fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids could help.
Try to drink eight glasses of water every day to keep your body hydrated, your organs working at their best, and to give your skin extra moisture and improved elasticity.
Regular exercise can help you to maintain a healthy weight, keep your muscles strong and toned, your bones healthy, and reduce your stress levels. Going outside for a brisk walk every day could even reduce your risk of conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
One of the best ways to stay young at heart is to laugh. Enjoy spending time with your friends and family and doing things that make you happy. This will help to keep your mind young and alert.
Be Around People
The study of gerontology shows us that being around people is a great way to improve your quality of life as you get older. It’s why so many older people thrive in assisted living facilities. Even if you’re not that old yet, try not to seclude yourself and to see people as often as you can.
Follow Your Passions
Doing things you feel passionately about will mean you’ve always got something to look forward to. This could be a career you love or hobbies you enjoy. Find things that make you happy and keep doing them.
Take a Break
Most of us live increasingly busy lives, always on the go with a huge to-do list. This is great and being busy can help to keep you young, as long as you take a break occasionally. Go on a vacation and let yourself fully relax to keep your stress levels low.
Keep Your Mind Active
Reading, writing, doing puzzles and learning a new language are great ways to keep your mind active and alert. See it as exercising your mind as well as your body.