Secrets to Aging Well

Is 50 really the new 40? How you feel about yourself is one thing, but your actual age is something you can’t change, and as that number gets bigger, you should think about addressing age-related issues like mental acuity, skin elasticity, and general health.

  • Keep your mind sharp. When you don’t use a muscle regularly, it can get flabby…and that includes your brain. It’s especially important as you age to engage in activities that keep your mind sharp. Perhaps you take up Sudoku, solve crossword puzzles, or play word games like Scrabble. Also valuable is relying on your brain instead of a calculator to balance your checkbook or figure tips.
  • Don’t let your face reflect your age. No one wants to look old, but skin does lose elasticity and firmness with age. It’s not uncommon for people to turn to cosmetic treatments like Botox or even go under the knife in an effort to retain a youthful look. A simpler solution, one that’s been called Hollywood’s best kept secret, is Facercise®, a series of synergistic face exercises that can result in positive results in just a few days.
  • Schedule regular checkups. Since older people are more likely to be stricken with “hidden” killers like high blood pressure and heart disease, it’s important to see your doctor regularly to get your vital signs checked and address early indicators of trouble right away.

Everyone aspires to live as long as possible, but what we really want is quality aging. To ensure that happens, it’s best to be proactive rather than letting “Mother Nature” take control.

Adrienne Moch is a freelance writer/editor with a background in journalism, corporate communications and public relations.

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