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Tips to help age gracefully

Updated: Jun 10, 2022

There are a number of things that life has to offer which aid us in aging gracefully. In order to grow, we must age. Aging allows us all to learn and better ourselves further than we could have ever done. Aging is about living your best life and striving to be in the best mindset you can be in.
Below are some tips that are recommended to assist in the process of aging gracefully

1. Drink plenty of water
It is recommended that mature adults consume at least 1.7L of water daily. This aids in regulating mood, preventing dehydration, avoiding kidney stones and much more.

2. Ensure you maintain healthy diet
You are what you eat! Of course, we all love to indulge in a treat in moderation but it’s important to remember that the food we choose to eat fuels our body. Consuming a healthy diet of 2 fruit and 5 vegetables a day helps our bodies stay replenished, leading to easier mobility through higher energy levels allowing you to stay fit.

3. Be nice to your skin
It is important for all people to take into consideration the effects the sun has to our skin. Australia’s strong sun is very charming however can be harmful if not considered. Using sunscreen on yourself each day has proven to lower chances of skin cancers. 90% of skin cancers are caused by sun damage, using sun protection is always a great way to look after yourself.

4. Exercise
It’s never to late to start exercising. Exercise is crucial to one’s health. Keeping your muscles active will in time, allow you to stay as independent as you can. Even walking for as little as 30 minutes per day has been found to have significant benefits. Regular physical exercise can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, aid brain health and memory, aid sleep quality and much more.

5. Get enough sleep
Ensuring you are well resting by a good sleep each night has been shown to lower chances of developing type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. Appropriate sleep supports a healthy immune system. Studies show those who sleep for 7 hours each night are 4.5 times less likely to develop a cold as opposed to those who sleep for 5 hours per night. Poor sleep is linked to increased inflammation, decreased cognitive skills and brain fog.

6. Explore your hobbies
Our brains release endorphins when we partake in hobbies we enjoy. Endorphins trigger a positive feeling in our body by releasing a ‘feel good chemical’. Those who have hobbies are less likely to suffer from stress, low mood and depression. Engaging in activities that you enjoy make you feel happier and aid in decluttering your mind. Participating in a hobby activity forces you to take some time for yourself, giving yourself a break from traditional day-to-day events.
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