"We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing." George Bernard Shaw

There are no two ways about it, you are getting older with each passing day. It’s a good thing! Better than the alternative. The good news is there are some simple things you can do to age gracefully.

The Baby Boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, is currently the second largest US population group, behind Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1996, according to the latest census data. Aging Boomers are contributing to steady increases in the median age of the population.

Information on aging is relevant for everyone regardless of age. If you're still chronologically young it can help prepare you for get older or you may be able to help your parents or grandparents by sharing this information with them.

Did you know what you eat makes a difference? It definitely does. So does exercise. Are you surprised? If you have read any of my other blog posts or follow me on social you already know that those are two areas I talk about A LOT! They are critical to your health and well-being and to help you age with ease.

Part of aging gracefully includes avoiding disease and maintaining mobility. What you eat can play a HUGE role in keeping your body healthy and preventing many common diseases like Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.

Consume better quality food and focus mainly on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. The Standard American Diet (SAD) contains many highly processed, or manipulated, foods that are addictive.

Being physically active helps with bone strength, balance, and maintaining a healthy weight. Exercising regularly can also reduce the risk of stress and anxiety, and many diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and even some cancers!

Physical activity can increase your energy levels through many different means. It increases the blood flow to your body, which supplies more oxygen and in turn boosts energy and reduces fatigue.

Feel sore after a workout? There are hundreds of products on the market to help enhance your workout and it can be difficult to determine what to use. It’s important to choose safe, natural products to support your body.

Always consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.

Focus and Concentration
The older you get, the more concern you may have regarding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Research has been conducted that shows certain essential oils, like Rosemary, Peppermint, Basil, and Lemon, may improve mental alertness and memory function, keeping the brain functioning at full capacity.

The foods you eat can play a role with them too. Eat more fruits and vegetables and limit oil. Keep the blood flowing in your veins that supply blood to the brain.
Stimulating your mind can help as well. Do puzzles, engage in social activities, and continue to learn.

Your chronological age will continue to go up every year no matter what you do but that doesn’t mean your biological age needs to. The way you live and the choices you make have the greatest impact on how you age!

For an in-depth look at aging read Young Forever by Mark Hyman, MD. It just might change how you think about aging.

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Note: There may be affiliate links in this post. • I am not a doctor. All information is for educational use only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.


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