Staying Young

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Some people have trouble aging gracefully. They worry about wrinkles, graying hair and other effects of aging. But for people who are aging they should concentrate on getting all the nutrients that they need. 

It is harder for older people to get all the nutrients and vitamins that their body needs. One reason could be the gradual loss of appetite, either by low physical activity and the effects of drugs. It is sad to say that almost 50 % of Americans 65 or older are on one or more prescribed drugs. Also as we age, our gastrointestinal track, liver and kidneys are not able to process and get the nutrients that your body gets through the food you eat, as they used to. 

Arthritis, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression, digestion problems and fatigue can be prevented to a sorting degree. Having nutritional supplements can help you live longer and better. 

Here are some supplements that every one should be getting. Vitamin B, it can help brain function and can fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Spirulina is good source for progressive mental diseases. Green tea can help against some types of cancers. You need flax seeds for healthy cell function and replication because it contains vital acids. Garlic is good for your immune and cardiovascular systems and can fight against arteriolosclerosis. Ginger is good for your digestive system and also good for blood clots and anti-inflammation like arthritis. There are many other things that are beneficial to you, like ginseng, ginkgo biloba, reishi mushroom extract, cordyceps. So make sure that you eat healthy and get all the nutrients your body needs. 

You can get all the supplements at your local health store or vitamin shop. But before you do any of this be sure that the ingredients interact with any of your medication to avoid any complication

And also try to play rather than doing exercise every time.Have you ever berated yourself because you didn’t exercise yet again today? Have you felt that creeping guilt in the back of your mind when you climb into bed knowing you didn’t follow through on your workout plan?

Well, it’s possible that you are not at fault. You may just be acting like a normal human being. 

Take a moment to imagine how it feels to be…
1) In a hot, sweaty gym full of people who are grunting through their routines, sweating all over the equipment, and strutting their bodies around in front of the mirrors. 
OR
2) Rounding a curve in the trail with a light breeze gently caressing your skin in the soft evening air. 

How about the difference between…
1) Running around an oval track gasping for air and feeling your lungs burning. 
OR
2) Racing up and down a soccer field fully challenged by the game and having a blast with your friends.

It’s not difficult to decide which choices would be more enjoyable to most people. Our culture has taught us to suffer as we exercise. “No pain, no gain” has been the mantra for years.

The only problem is that for most people, “pain” is not a daily choice we’re willing to make. The natural human tendency is to do things that are fun, things that feel good. Forcing ourselves to do miserable exercise routines goes directly against our own nature.

An easy way out of that trap is to play more. Find ways of moving the body that are wildly fun or rewarding to the soul. 

Dance around your house. Take a nature walk. Fly a kite. Go to the park with the kids and play some tetherball.

Make the choice to move every day because it’s fun and feels great. Choose to move because it make you feel healthy and strong and vibrant. You’ll find you’re getting a lot more “exercise” without even thinking about it in that way.

Life is meant to be an enjoyable journey not an endless round of suffering. Choose to have more joy and you’ll feel the difference in your body and in your spirit

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