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Aging What Can We Do About It?


We all want to live a healthy, active life well into our later
years. Science has come up with a lot of helpful information to
help us live longer and have a more quality life.

Choosing the right nutriants can help slow down the aging
process Using the latest information that science has available
will help us look and feel younger.

At a young age we are precondition to believe certain things
about aging. Maybe your parents said "Everyone in our family
lives to be over 100 and they never loss their facilities.",
that is what my family said. Maybe yours said "The people in our
family die when they are just over 65 they never get to enjoy
their retirement." We walk around with a particular notion in
our subconscious that we have a pre-defined lifespan of between
60- 90 years Our body's biological age is a reflection of our
physical, mental and spiritual journey through life. In perfect
conditions, our bodies can survive to an age of 125 years!

Life style definitely reflects in our bodies, minds and spirits.
Say one person lives a healthy active life style. He walks and
exercises regularily, is interested in his community, has lots
of friends, enjoys his marriage of many years, is reglarily
envolved with his children, grandchildren, and
greatgrandchildren. He goes to church. He eats well and takes
supplements. This man looks forward to each day. He often works
well into his later years. Life is fun and living is enjoyable.
He probably will live a very long productive life.

Another man or woman lives an isolated life style, very
inactive, does not exercise. He has few friends and few intrests
in life. He is resentful of his children and does not want to
spend time with the next generation. He has no belief in a
Higher power. Life is not fun for this person. He eats a high
calorie, fat filled diet. He will probably have a heart attack
or stroke in his late sixties. Life style does count when we are
looking at aging.

We can do something about aging right now. Laughter has long
been held as the "Best Medicine" and, in fact, science has now
found that every cell in the body has a receptor for the
substances produced when we are happy. Every cell is therefore
influenced by how we feel. Our first line of defence against any
disease is therefore Happiness! Seek out serentity. Think about
what makes you happy. Seek it out include it in your life often.

This might be easier said than done but one tip is to look
around and find something that you can be happy or cheerful
about. Force yourself to smile. It works, try it and see.

"The most important thing you can do is to actually stay very
healthy," he said. "The immune system is directly related to
your general state of health."

One well-established drag on the immune system is stress.
Chemicals released by the body during periods of strain suppress
the immune system, Woodland said. This fight-or-flight response
to dangerous or urgent situations was probably fleeting for our
human ancestors, he said. "The problem in our modern world," he
said, "is that we're under stress for long periods of time."

Therefore, any kind of stress-relieving activity -- from various
forms of meditation to exercise -- is an investment in a
healthier immune system. I took this information when it came to
me quite seriously. I spend at least a half an hour a day in
meditation. It gives me a time to check in with myself and
listen to what I am thinking. It also relieve stress. I also
belong to a gym and work out daily. I look and feel so much
better. I noticed lately there are more and more older adults
lifting weights and doing cardio workouts. I like my gym because
there are people of all ages there. It is a place to socialize
as well as get healthy. Did you know that vitamin C helps keep
your teeth and gums healthy, aids in absorbing iron, is needed
for healing, and plays a role in immune system health?
Registered dietitians recommend consuming at least one vitamin C
rich food each day. Good choices include green peppers,
strawberries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, and broccoli. Drinking a
serving or two of 100 percent orange, grapefruit or tomato juice
can also be a quick, easy way to boost your vitamin C intake.
Put some color on your plate. Eat nine to 10 servings of fruits
and vegetables each day.Sample the supplements. Take a
multivitamin plus vitamin E,Discover the dynamic D Take 400 IU
of vitamin D a day. Enjoy the powers of sleep. Get your eight
hours. Wet your whistle. Drink eight to 10 8-ounce glasses of
water and one cup of tea a day. Take vitamin C, and calcium.

Take good care of yourself. Learn to love yourself and let that
love spread to all those around you. We do have choices and are
responsible for how we age.

About the author: Judi Singleton is the publisher of Jassmine's
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