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   Dec 18

Young at Heart: Learning to Age Gracefully

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Young at Heart Learning to Age Gracefully

We live in a looks driven society. The pressure on men and women to remain looking young leads many of them to harmful processes that can dramatically effect their health.

But, even though it seems society places youthful looks in a high regard, more and more people are waiting to their later years to start things many people, years ago, would have done quite a bit earlier.

Is sixty the new twenty? We know thirty seems to be the new twenty, but I would go as far to suggest that sixty and older, where many people are at the age of retirement, actually have it better than financially-struggling, identity-seeking twenty year olds.

But just because you have the financial stability to act how you have always wanted, how do you remain forever young at heart and age as gracefully as you would like?

Skin

Our skin is the first thing people notice about our physical appearance. People notice the sunspots, the wrinkles, the scars, the age. When we were in our teens and sunbathing without sunscreen and, instead, with baby oil, we never thought about (or, realistically, cared about) what we would look like as we continued to age.

But we do now.

And it is hard to take back the years of neglect.

Different companies like Rejuve offer treatments to help rejuvenate your skin. Rejuve laser rejuvenation is a treatment that helps sun spots, age spots, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin complexion, and acne or acne scars.

By using short, intense pulses of laser light, this treatment allows blemishes to be less visible while stimulating the collagen in your face to regain the vibrancy and elasticity of your skin.

Health

Your physical health is just as important in your older years as it is in your younger years. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regiment can improve your heart, cholesterol, colon, and overall well-being. Your exercise does not have to be boring—find a new activity that is far more exciting than a treadmill.

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. It is true that as we age, our brains are not as sharp as they once were. But, that does not mean you have no way to prevent it. Even though it seems silly, doing simple tasks such as brain teasers, puzzles, Sudoku, reading, etc. can vastly improve the cognition of your brain.

Be in touch with a good physician. No matter your age, yearly physical check-ups can improve your quality of life.

Attitude

The older you are, the more life you have?

Put simply, yes.

You are at the age where you are financially secure, have the time and means to do what you have always wanted, and to start living in a way that continues to make you happy. Do not allow the stigma of “old” to hold you back.

Even though you are no longer twenty, your maturing age is actually considered your prime of life. Live with joy and love with abandonment.

Happiness is the best look.

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Jessica Staheli

About the author: Jessica Staheli is a health and fitness nut. She loves to write about being healthy and getting in shape. You can follow her at Google+

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