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Posted on July 10, 2018 by Christine Crosby in age-related, flexibility, strength, training

What You Can Do Right Now To Delay Aging-Related Issues As Long As Possible

What You Can Do Right Now To Delay Aging-Related Issues As Long As Possible

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The consequences of the future are a result of everything that you are doing right now. Every single decision you make today will have an impact on your future self. By keeping this in mind, you can actually delay many of the issues that are related to aging for as long as possible. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have full control of your faculties for more years than otherwise?

Now, it’s worth noting that these will not be quick-fixes or so-called “miracle” treatments. They will require commitment and time investment, the benefits of which you’ll be reaping in your advanced age.

Training for Strength and Flexibility


When you hit advanced age, among the first to go are your strength and your flexibility. The moment you try to reach down and lift something heavy (like your grandkids, for example) two things are likely to happen; you either can’t bend down or you pull a muscle trying. By doing exercises that maintains or improve your muscles and your joints, however, vigorous activities won’t be as much of a challenge.

Naturally, there are a lot of ways for you to train your strength and flexibility. There’s weight training and yoga, for starters, but you can do calisthenics or activities like rock climbing, if you want.

Keep Up With Advancements in Techaging

Technology is advancing at an astonishing rate, but older generations can now find it easier to keep up due to the user friendly interface. With services like social media, for example, it’s quite easy to create an account and then stay in touch with loved ones. There are also services where you can find the best website design tools where you can create your own site, through which you can express your individuality and interests.

At this point, technology has gotten to a point where practically anyone can understand what they do and how they work. The proliferation of smartphones is a strong evidence of this, which can help avoid the degradation of mental acuity among seniors.

Stay Up-To-Date on Current Trends

agingIt might not seem like it, but staying abreast of the interests and latest craze among the younger generation is healthy for seniors for several reasons. By taking an interest in what young people are into, you’ll be less likely to feel isolated or left behind. You might feel frustrated at how silly some of the trends can be, but being exposed to such stimulation can help keep your mind sharp and your emotions balanced.

Know Your Limits and Stick to It

You might be tempted to keep pushing yourself to the limits of your capabilities when young, and that’s fine, as long as you actually stick to these limits. Trying to go past it might sound great, but you’re more likely to cause harm to your body and mind when you do crazy things for the sake of doing them.

It’s a different matter if you’re doing it for an important reason. If it’s for something silly, try not to overdo it or you’ll be paying for it when you’re older.

Limiting Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs as much as Possible

agingFinally, this might seem obvious, but limiting your alcohol, tobacco, and drug intake would go a long way towards making you a stronger, tougher, and healthier senior. You don’t need to give up on them entirely (although you would be highly advised to do so), but you could set requirements to make sure that you only partake of the habits on certain occasions.

Remember that alcohol is literally poison for the body, although some can be quite beneficial such as wine. Never mind the harmful effects of tobacco and drugs.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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