Live A Longer And Healthier Life.
You should balance your activities with the proper amount of
rest. Some of the leading experts in the field of aging now
believe that regular exercise along with the proper amount of
rest may actually add years to the life span. Results from a
number of tests indicate that speed and muscular strength of
many of the elderly can be extended.
Leading authorities agree that this new data is going to shatter
many of the myths about aging and physical performance. The
conclusion now is that the performance and ability of the elderly
has long been underestimated, diet, proper sleep and exercise
along with rest and relaxation are all important factors in
preserving our bodies.
Laughter is one of the best things for your mental and physical
state. People are naturally attracted to someone who has a good
sense of humor. You can develop a good outlook and a good sense
of humor by associating with and surrounding yourself with pleasant
Recognize that stress is a killer. A life filled with stress can
really wreak havoc on your body causing a number of illnesses such
as hear attacks, strokes, asthma, gastric problems, menstrual
disorders, ulcerative colitis, angina, irritable colon, increased
blood pressure, ulcers, headaches, etc.
There are different types of stress such as mental, emotional
and physical. Emotional stress seems to take the greatest toll
on everyone. All stress is not bad; in fact, life would not be
very interesting if it were not met with challenges. However, too
much stress, too often with no effective and appropriate outlet,
does not allow the body and soul to recuperate. You might review
a typical week to see if you can identify things that might be
making you anxious or causing you stress. Once identified,
stressors can be attacked and eliminated.
Are you a worrier? Chronic worriers don’t have more serious
problems than others – they just think they do. Many worriers try
to cope by trying not to think about their problems, but this just
makes things worse. Doctors say that chronic worriers feel less
anxious if they actually spend a half-hour a day thinking
specifically about their problems.
Get plenty of exercise. People who are physically fit look good
and feel good. A good exercise regimen will lengthen your life.
Improve your appearance, build self confidence and help delay the
Remember that you need to do something physical every day. If you
don’t use your joints, quite simply they’ll tighten up with age to
create the stooped, bent and worn out appearance we so often
associate with old age. Studies have shown that people with
arthritis experience less pain if they continue to keep their joints
flexible. As one gets older, the bones tend to get brittle which is
why it is common for senior citizens to break bones and especially
their hips when they fall.
Eating right, getting proper sleep and learning to relax are all
very valuable in maintaining a healthy body and mind. And keep in
mind that eating healthy foods and avoiding those high in fats,
sodium and cholesterol will help to decrease your risk of heart
disease, high blood pressure and associated problems.