Aging Well

10 Great Things about Getting OlderGetting older doesn’t have to mean you are going to take large volumes of pills, stay in a rocker, and vegetate away your final years. In fact, this kind of mindset can lead to premature death and missing some of the best years of your life.

There are many advantages to getting older that can make these years more pleasurable and exciting than even your younger years.

Here are ten great things about getting older that will help you recognize the advantages you can now reap once you reach “that certain age”:

1. Sex can be better. When you no longer have to worry about getting pregnant and the risk of STDs goes way down, you can enjoy sex with your partner more now than ever. Kids are out of the house so that sex can be more spontaneous, free, and longer lasting than it ever was when you were younger. Continue reading

Is Exercise and Healthy Diet the Fountain of Youth?Would you like to look, feel and be younger? You don’t have to search for a miracle. Healthy diet and exercise is the only real fountain of youth.

As soon as we are born the aging process begins. While some try to latch on to miracle remedies, pills, and false promises from companies trying to sell the latest and greatest product in order to circumvent the effects of time, the only real and effective solution is lifelong vigilance over what we put into and expend from our bodies.

Healthier living, and the consequent healthier aging starts with you making solid lifestyle choices. There is no better time to start living healthier than today! Continue reading

How to Make Friends When You Are OlderMaking new friends seems to come easily for children. As you grow older, however, it may seem to be more difficult. The following are tips on how to make friends when you are older.

It may help to know you’re not alone. It’s not unusual for older people to have friends and then lose them over time. Sometimes the losses are due to growing apart and other times it’s due to death. No matter what the case, everyone needs friends – including those who are older.

A wise person once said, “To have a friend you have to be a friend.” Be friendly with those you come in contact with. Smile and make small talk. If you’re friendly with others they will be friendlier with you as well. Continue reading

Wooden table filled with antioxidant drinks and foodEveryone wants to grow old gracefully. Some go under the knife to get that youthful look while others opt for a more natural way to maintain that healthful glow. The way to make peace with age can be found in the types of foods that we eat and the miracle ingredient they contain.

This hidden “miracle” is called antioxidants. They have graced the pages of magazines, medical journals and every product from hand cream to supplement pills. But what are antioxidants and what can they do to keep you looking your best?

Antioxidants are substances that fight the aging process that goes on in your body. They are not produced by the body so to get the benefit of these power-packed substances you must ingest them. A variety of foods contain antioxidants. Continue reading

Staying Active as You AgeExercise helps keep senior citizens fit physically … and socially, emotionally and psychologically as well. You receive so many benefits when you exercise. Your heart becomes strong and it works effortlessly. It easily pumps oxygen throughout your body, which allows all of your different internal and external systems to work properly.

Since all of those systems are interconnected and controlled by your brain, you enjoy more than just physical benefits when you stay active as you age. If you need motivation to exercise and you are over 50 years of age, take a look at these wonderful nonphysical benefits of staying active that just may change how you think about physical fitness. Continue reading