Time Marches On
You’re not going to live in this corporeal realm forever. What’s beyond is another issue entirely. However, you can definitely extend your stay here, or at least, you can make it so you’re more likely to live long. Some communities regularly have citizens who make it past ninety years of age.
Japan is like that. So is Italy. Read more here. Certain lifestyle choices in terms of mental health, exercise, nutrition, and the emotional security that comes from family are contributors to long life. That said, it is possible to take things out of balance. You’ve got to do everything in its proper balance, and that may mean getting advice.
Resistance training helps even if you’re very old, and it’s the best way to get rid of fat. That said, resistance training can injure you if you push too hard for too long. Again, balance is key. Now that’s a bit of an extreme move for many who are elderly. You might start by gradually eliminating unhealthy things from your diet, and concentrating on posture.
As you age, there’s a definite temptation compelling you to hunch over. This happens to owe to physical degradation over time, psychological pain, and other factors like a chronic illness. But you’ve seen elderly people who don’t have a stoop. Well, they’ve taken their posture into account and done what they could to enhance it.
Finally, there’s something metaphysical to consider. What do you focus on? Do you have projects, or are you in a sedentary circuit? The truth is, you need something to keep you occupied; even if it’s just interior decoration. Following, we’ll explore a few strategies to give you an overall “plan of attack”, as it were, to help you age in as healthy a way as possible.
Our friends from Multicultural Caregiving have this tip for you:
Never stop learning and get a hobby
Seniors who keep their brains active are more likely to stay mentally sharp longer and reduce their risk of dementia. You don’t have to take on astrophysics either. With so many free online classes and tutorials, there are many ways to get started. Pick a hobby that’s fit for you and test your skills, whether that’s learning new dance moves, making crafts, or teaching others how to cook your specialty meals. Many seniors have even found creative ways to turn their hobby into a side hustle.