How old we look often has a lot to do with how our skin looks. If it is wrinkled, has brown spots, lacks a healthy glow–it shows old age. But today there are many nutrients and creams available to alleviate these conditions and make our skin healthy and our appearance younger.
Our hectic times tend to push us into pointless, repetitive activity. Resist this. Take control of this precious time given you in old age. Read a deeply meaningful book. Reach out to someone in need, someone you wouldn’t have met during your working life, and give each other the gift of appreciation and understanding.
Vitamin B, when applied topically, helps to trap moisture in your skin and keep it hydrated. Moist skin wrinkles less and tends to become less flaky. Taking vitamin B by mouth also helps with healthy skin, hair and nails from the inside out.
If you do not feel up to a high intensity workout, there are still plenty of low-impact exercises that can keep you fit as you age. For example, walking and swimming are just two popular and easily accessible exercise types that give you a full-body workout without wearing you out.
Facial care products that you already use on your face work great on your hands as well. Hands go through pretty much the same conditions as your face does, especially harmful sun ray conditions over extended periods of time. Use these cremes, lotions and other products that you use on your face on your hands.
When caring for an aged family member who has Alzheimer’s disease, many caretakers have found it helpful to write daily in a journal. Writing out fears, hopes, and personal goals can help release anxiety, guilt and stress. It is also a way to document the blessings that occur with this journey.
Exercise is an essential component in the aging process. If you want to look and feel good as you get older, participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity, each day. You can do just about anything, including going for a walk in the morning or playing a group sport with some friends. No matter what you do, make sure that you enjoy it so that you will continue participating in it, over time.
As individuals age, their lifestyle choices become more apparent. Smokers, overweight people, sedentary individuals and those who lead extremely stressful lives, are more likely to have a weakened cardiovascular system. Postural hypotension poses an increased risk of falling as the elderly cannot stand up without dizziness. Modifying risky behaviors can decrease or slow the changes to the heart to a certain degree but some effects are the normal result of the aging process.