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The Wisdom of Getting Older

By John Walsh

No one wants to grow old, but it is a natural process that occurs if we have the privilege of doing so. The phrase growing old gracefully is full of promise but may take some real effort. This article will enrich you with ideas of how to grow old with grace.

Let guilt go. A long life is sure to have things that you may feel guilty about. Do not let this guilt run your life. Make amends or forgive yourself and forget. In many cases there is no way to undo the things that have been done, and all that we can do is make the most of the time we have left.

If you can limit your consumption of alcohol on a daily basis, you will increase your lifespan and also allow your skin to age more gracefully. If you do consume a decent amount of alcohol, increase your intake of water to balance out the effects of the alcohol and keep your body hydrated.

Consider volunteering with a church or community organization to keep yourself active and to expand your circle of friends and acquaintances. Many organizations rely heavily on volunteers and you can frequently find one supporting a cause or work you believe in. As an additional benefit, volunteering exposes you to others with similar interests, making it easier to find new friends or peers.

One of the best things that you can do for anti-aging is to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Not only is the sun dangerous for your skin, but it can cause a number of aging signs, including wrinkles, freckles, and age spots. Be sure to wear a sunscreen if you will be in the sun.

During the course of the day, act silly and joke around with friends and family. The more that you joke, the lower your heart rate will be and the better you will feel as the day wears on. This can go a long way in reducing your stress and helping you to become more beautiful.

One of the secrets of people who live the longest and healthiest is removing or minimizing the stress in their life. During the aging process, it is just as important to work out a routine to keep your mind in great health as it is to incorporate a routine to keep your body in great health. By identifying the stressors in your life, you can take steps to eradicate, or at least, minimize them. Humor can be a great stress-buster. By focusing on solutions rather than problems, you can stress less.

Restricting your calorie intake may help you reduce the effects of aging. Studies on animals have shown that diets with a calorie intake reduction of 40% that still contain all the required nutrients extended the life of the animals and reduced the signs of aging. While no such long-term studies have been conducted on humans, there is reason to hope that ongoing research provides a breakthrough for the longevity of mankind in the future.

In essence, growing old it’s an honor and opportunity. To understand life a little longer. It means that change is inevitable and to cope with aging means being able to manage well with change. It can be rewarding and fulfilling to know that one has achieved an old age. Just relax and enjoy the view.

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