How to Age Gracefully

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So, you’re 29 again? We’d all love that now wouldn’t we? Here are some great ways to face aging gracefully with style.

Eating healthy is an important step in aging gracefully. Healthy eating provides your body with required nutrients and nourishment. Giving you the strength and energy to have a body and a healthy heart.

Avoid smoking. Smoking causes wrinkles. Have you ever noticed the wrinkles around a smokers mouth. Caused by “puckering” your lips around that cigarette for so many years. Not to mention how you squint your eyes to avoid the smoke getting into them. Causing wrinkles (“crows feet”) around your eyes which in turn makes you look much older than you really are.

Exercise. Getting plenty of exercise will give you more energy, keep your body toned and provide your heart with a healthy work out also.

Drink plenty of water. You lose water daily through perspiration and urinating. Keeping your body hydrated is a good way for you to combat aging. Water moisturizes your skin from within preventing wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Avoid or decrease alcohol intake. Alcohol ages you quickly. Alcohol increases your blood flow through your capillaries and causes red faces and noses. Avoiding alcohol reduces the breakage of your capillaries and the redness that goes along with it.

Avoid the sun during the heat of the day. Sun is warm and feels good on our bodies but cover up with a hat and wear plenty of sun screen to prevent damage to your skin. Skin damage includes wrinkles, skin cancer and other blemishes on your skin.

Keep a good sense of humor. Remember when you were younger? How important it was to look older? Now you are older and want to look younger. Be happy where you are at and enjoy the age you are. Treasure the past and look forward to the future.

Dress for your age. There is nothing worse than seeing a woman of 60 or so in a mini skirt. I’m sorry, leave that to the younger gals ladies. Dress your age (avoid polyester and other such limited trends of yesteryear) and be appropriate. Try the timeless classics and achieve your own style. This will show way more class and style in the long run.

Ladies, no “poufy” hairstyles to make up for thinning hair. It looks fake and unreal and detracts from your true age making you look at least 10 years older than you really are. Find a classic style or two and stick with them if you are over 60 and feel that your hair is not your best asset.

It is permissible to wear make up (hiding wrinkles, age spots and such) and to dye ones hair. Stay in shape and remember that age is relevant. It doesn’t matter what the numbers are, its what you are inside that counts. You never have to admit your age but you should always be honest on medical history

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