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How to Age Well

How to Age Well

Everyone gets older, and while we don’t have much control over our age, we do have some control over how well we wear our age. Many systems in the body tend to deteriorate with aging, from our ability to move around to our hearing to our memory to losing our hair. Often, genetics plays a role in how quickly these abilities and processes decline. However, there are many things beyond having hair transplant surgery in Palo Alto that we can do to keep our bodies in good shape as the years go by.

Exercise

One of the most important things you can do for your body is keep it moving.

  1. Cardiovascular exercise keeps the body lean and promotes good endurance and heart health. Swimming and water aerobics are great low-impact choices for people with aging bones.
  2. Strength training keeps the muscles strong and healthy, helping to stave off sarcopenia, a common problem in older people as they start to lose muscle mass due to poor nutrition and disuse.
  3. Flexibility and balance-type exercise, like yoga, stretching, tai chi, and qi gong are excellent for keeping limber and preventing injuries such as strains and falls.

It’s a good idea to do some exercise from each group regularly to maintain a healthy musculature, bone structure, cardiovascular, and nervous system.

Eat Right

Eating good food is vital to having a healthy body. From your immune system to your brain to your eyes to your muscles, every system in your body relies on having the essential vitamins, minerals, protein, healthy fats, fiber, and healthy carbohydrates that you can get from your food. 

While some think that taking a multivitamin can make up for not eating nutritious food, the reality is that whole foods, like fruits, vegetables, dairy, lean meat, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds are the best sources of the nutrients we need and that our body is able to use most effectively. Reducing our intake of things like sugar, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, and alcohol can make a huge difference in the development of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc.

Maintain Healthy Relationships

It’s a well-known statistic that married people tend to have longer, happier lives. People with close friends and good, strong relationships typically are less stressed, enjoy life more, and laugh more often–all of which can actually boost the immune system, help prevent disease, and promote better mental health over the long term. Staying connected with the community by volunteering, working, or participating in group activities is also a huge factor in staving off depression and boredom in older age.

Work Out Your Brain

Since memory and cognitive function are common things to lose in older age, they are also some of the most important things to work on maintaining. Playing brain-stimulating games, reading books, and doing crosswords are just a few examples of how you can keep your mind sharp as you get older.

No one wants to feel old. But thankfully, taking good care of your body and mind throughout your life can make aging a bit easier, and maybe even fun.

Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.

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