Aging gracefully takes planning and intentionality. If you’re looking for a place to start, consider the following ways to stay fit and minimize the effects of aging:
Exercise — One of the keys to aging well is staying active, and walking is an effective way to stay fit. Even if the weather isn’t the greatest, try to find alternative ways to keep moving, such as walking the track at your local fitness center or joining fitness events either locally or virtually.
Reduce Stress — Chronic stress is linked to a number of negative health conditions, and is common to experience as you get older. It can lead to everything from worry lines on your face to heart disease and more serious conditions. Talk to your doctor about ways to reduce stress in your daily routine. He or she may also be able to recommend a therapist or counselor who can provide more specialized care.
Eat Your Antioxidants — Many foods are loaded with healthful antioxidants that can slow the aging process. It’s especially important to eat foods, like grapes, apples and tomatoes, that are rich with powerful antioxidant protection.
Drink Water — Drinking plenty of water cleanses your body and ensures that it gets the hydration it needs to promote good health. Make sure you drink 6-8 cups of water every day to reduce the signs of aging