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Five Ways to Fight the Effects of Aging

Posted by Dr. White on 10/16/2013 to Age Management
Growing old is scary for many people, but it doesn’t have to be. Just because you are growing older, it doesn’t mean that you have to slow down. With proper age management techniques, people can grow old gracefully. You don’t have to look or feel old. Follow these five tips for age management to fight the effects of aging and feel great.

1) Exercise

One of the most important parts of age management is getting regular exercise. It is more important to exercise as people get older. If people fail to exercise as they age, their bodies will rapidly begin to betray them. An active body is a healthy body. If you want to fight the effects of aging, then you need to get regular aerobic and anaerobic exercise to stay healthy.

2) Nutrition

Just as important as exercising regularly, eating right is also one of the keys to aging well. You need to limit your consumption of meat as much as possible. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and skip refined sugar as much as you can. Take it easy on the alcohol consumption as well.

3) Limber Your Mind

As much as our bodies betray us as we age, our minds can betray us even more. Perhaps the most important part of age management is regular exercise for your mind. You should do things like completing crossword puzzles, reading books and playing strategy games. Whenever you get a chance to give your brain a workout, take it. An active mind is much more likely to delay or avoid the onset of dementia and other debilitating mind problems that come with aging.

4) Skin Care

The appearance of wrinkles and age spots are one of the first giveaways to the outside world that you are aging. You need to take care of your skin if you want to keep looking young. The most important part of skin care is wearing sunblock every day. When you get ready in the morning, be sure to apply a face lotion that has an SPF of at least 15. This will keep your skin from being damaged by the sun, which is one of the primary causes of the skin looking old prematurely.

5) Manage Stress

Stress has been shown to be one of the most significant factors in the aging process. One of the most important parts of age management is handling stress effectively. No one can completely avoid stress, but it is important that you develop healthy ways to manage it. Find activities that you can do to relieve your stress. Exercise, hot baths, and massages are all healthy ways that you can relax. If you follow these five steps, it will go a long way towards aging well. The most important thing to remember is that aging doesn’t happen overnight. As long as you make a regular effort to live healthily and avoid the factors that contribute to aging, you will have a good chance of looking great well into your old age.
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