Healthy Aging: 7 Useful Tips

Last Update: February 15, 2019

Statistics show that nowadays more and more people reach an age of 100 or older. This means that it is important to ask ourselves the following question: what can we do to prevent health problems as we get older? In other words, how can we age healthy?

There are several factors that can contribute to this goal: our genes, our habits and our social environment.

Healthy aging: Seven useful tips

Nowadays we live much longer than our ancestors. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), our life expectancy is only increasing. This is due to our personal habits, living conditions and medical and pharmacological progress.

The importance of genetics

Having good genes is a decisive factor when it comes to disease resistance. A family history of disease therefore plays a major role in this case.

If your family does not have a history of hereditary diseases and your ancestors generally lived long and healthy, your genetics will probably be on your side.

Good genes increase the chance of a longer life
, better bone structure, smoother skin and better control of our emotions. This emotional control can influence our behavior in a positive way.

Not everyone is getting old at the same pace

Our biological age does not always match our chronological age. For example, if you go to a school reunion, you will see that some people, although in principle the same age, are much older or younger than others. Sometimes the time is friendlier for some than for others.

Growing old is a personal experience that is influenced by both external and internal factors. These factors determine our way of life and also how gracefully we grow old.

The result of these factors is often visible in our external appearance
, but can also be noticeable to our emotional state of mind.



Healthy food and other nutritional needs

A healthy and balanced diet is important throughout our lives, but especially as we age. Unless you have been told by your doctor that you do not like certain foods, we therefore recommend eating a variety of foods.

Try to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as carbohydrates (cereal, bread, pasta or rice), dairy products and fish.

It is also wise to avoid unhealthy fats, sweets and processed foods.

Physical activity: get up and move!

It is never too late to start training. Physical activity is important to prevent a sedentary lifestyle. The three signs of good physical health are strength, flexibility and balance. Working on these three factors makes healthy aging a lot easier.

Walking, dancing
or practicing a different sport helps us maintain a healthy body weight. In addition, it reduces the risk of diseases such as diabetes or hypertension. In addition, it improves your self-image and increases your sense of personal well-being.

Hygiene and appearance

To be healthy old, the right personal hygiene is essential. Good hygienic habits and hydration are both very important. Daily showering, brushing your hair, brushing your teeth and maintaining your clothes have a lot of influence on your self-image and how others see you.

Taking care of yourself and your physical appearance is important. It increases your self-esteem and reinforces the idea that you have to take care of your body in every area. Do not forget that your appearance is the first thing that others see of you!

Social life: step outside!

Retiring, children living far away or the death of friends and relatives can lead to much loneliness in the elderly. It is therefore important to avoid social isolation as we age.

Stay active, sign up for workshops or courses, take part in group activities or go to meetings. This will all help you to create a sense of belonging and well-being. In addition, it improves your self-confidence and increases your chances of healthy aging.

Mental activities

Number games, crossword puzzles and memory tests are simple ways to train your brain. These kinds of activities or similar activities help our brains to stay sharp as we age.

Getting older does not mean we have to stop learning. Intellectual activities help to keep our minds strong to very old age.


"Old age is like climbing a mountain. You climb from a ledge to a ledge. The higher you get, the more tired and breathless you become, but your insights become more extensive. "

-Ingmar Bergman-


It is important to train your brain as if they were muscles. Maintaining our cognitive skills is a very important factor in getting healthy old.

Luckily for all the people at WA no problem as we changeling our brain everyday with our blogging activities and everything related to our online marketing activities.





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Ahimbe Premium
You are right about WA. The activities here sharpen our brains. Let hope we shall make it over 100years.
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TommyVTE Premium
That's my goal in good health
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Ahimbe Premium
It is a goal I have too. Let's keep on track.
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1signbanner Premium
Yes, exercise is so part of a healthy lifestyle. Great post Tommy, couldn't agree more. Find a healthy person and you'll find a physically active individiual.

Mahalo!

frank
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TommyVTE Premium
Thanks Frank,

I am still working out 6 times per week it just makes me feel good

Have a great day
Tommy
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1signbanner Premium
Awesome Tommy! You must be chiselled!

frank
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BobRoman Premium
Look after your vital energy and you will be forever young!

Practice Chi Kung, meditate and open your mind.

Wish you all the best!

Bob
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TommyVTE Premium
Hi Bob,

in daily life, I am a metabolic health coach/fitness consultant. And work out 6 times per week myself start my day with 7 minutes wakeup routine eat breakfast and have my 20 minutes meditate time. Then I take care of my first 2 clients of the day after that my own workout. I consider myself a member of the 5AC ( 5 am Club)

Have a great day
Tommy
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AlexEvans Premium
Something that is coming onto the radar Tommy, thanks for the food for thought tips, definitely a time when experience can come into play.
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TommyVTE Premium
Related to the healthy lifestyle I bring in more than 40 years of experience.
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MElumir Premium
living healthy living longer...that the secret of longevity.
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TommyVTE Premium
Indeed that's the secret to having a better life while you aging
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