Today, people are living not just longer, but better than ever before.
85 year-olds are finishing Ironman’s. 92 year-olds are running marathons. Christopher Plummer won an Oscar at the age of 82. 74 year-old Helen Mirren is routinely dubbed the “the Sexiest Actress Alive.”
People in their 60s, 70s and beyond are upending conventional notions of what “old” means because age is becoming increasingly irrelevant.
If you keep active, take on new challenges, remain engaged, and – most importantly – practice healthy habits and positive self-care – you have more than a passing chance of not only hitting the century mark, but doing so with gusto.
That’s because exercise, a healthy diet, and a positive attitude have all been shown to slow the effects of aging. Indeed, today it can be hard to tell a 40 year-old from a 60 year-old.
Older adults are taking better care of themselves than ever before in human history. And it shows.
Exercise makes our skin glow and can slow down aging at the cellular level. Eating well makes our hair strong and shiny – and our heart strong. A positive attitude is correlated with longer – and healthier – life. It’s also enormously attractive.
As lifespans stretch, maintaining good health and wellness is paramount. Because it’s not a matter of if we live to 100. It’s about how we want to feel when we get there.
Here are some tips to aging not just gracefully, but gorgeously.
It can feel daunting to start – and maintain – new health habits. It can also feel great.
For example, a recent study found that people who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those who never exercise.
Another study found that eating more fruits and vegetables was predictive of increased happiness, life satisfaction, and well-being.
Not to mention all the physical benefits of exercise and diet – including muscle strength, pain relief, disease prevention and much more.
Then there’s the mental aspect of aging well. Research has shown that thinking positively about aging can increase a person's will to live, making them more resilient to illness and more proactive about health.
Even a positive attitude needs an assist, from time to time, however.
Discomfort can be a major obstacle to health and happiness. That’s why creams infused with healthy, all-natural CBD, such as Chil’s Extra Strength Salve, can help soothe tired muscles, breaking the stranglehold pain can have on our bodies and emotions.
CBD is also great for the brain. A few drops of Chil’s Mellow Mint Tincture under the tongue provides an amazing amount of Omega 3, 6 and the highly sought-after Omega 9. According to scientific study, these fatty acids have been responsible for improved brain health.
Sleep is linked to longevity, health and happiness. It’s also increasingly hard to achieve for many older adults. That’s when a sleep aide, such as Chil’s Deep Sleep Capsules help you fall and stay asleep and wake the next morning without feeling drowsy.
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What else can you do to age gracefully – and gorgeously? Tell us in the comments below.
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