20 Ways to Grow Old Gracefully (And Stay Healthy Too)

People are living longer than ever, and while you may not spend much time thinking about getting old it is something that happens to most of us. You may even have disregarded old people in the past – not quite noticing them or paying them much attention – and it’s true that our society is stuck on youth as being desirable.

But this attitude does everyone a disservice – even our own selves in the end. Perhaps it’s time we changed this mindset? So, here are 21 top tips to help us all grow old gracefully – and staying as healthy as possible too!

 

Look After Your Body:

Eat your veggies! We all were told it as kids and it matters just as much as we age. Antioxidants that are found naturally in vegetables actually will help keep your cells from aging too rapidly. They protect us from the aging that is done to our cells by oxidative damage.

Get the proper amount of water each day! This is important as the years go by! Without proper hydration, your body will react in terrible ways. It could lead to things as serious as seizures, brain damage or even death. Buy a large jug that will hold eight glasses of water and fill it each morning. Make sure that it is empty by the time you go to bed.

If you want to live longer, take safety precautions! If you’re in a car, wear a seat-belt. If you’re riding a bike, wear a helmet. Don’t take stupid risks that could end up costing you your life. Simple precautions like these can easily extend your life and keep you healthy for the rest of it.

See a doctor every year. This is generally suggested for everyone, but as you age it becomes even more important to be under a doctor’s care at least once a year. As the body gets older, there are things that will start to happen that you may not be used to, and having a doctor check your progress is a great idea.

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