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Getting Older: Forget About Wisdom, Have Some Fun! You will age. Often, some people age better than others. Here are some great tips and advice to help make you feel youthful for as long as possible. Don’t hang around with friends who are always in a bad mood. Studies prove that smiling and laughing reduce wrinkles and help you to look younger. So spend your days with fun people, rather than the grumpy bunch. To be healthy and age well, keep learning. Learning new things is very important in your life. Have fun with activities that get you moving. Remaining engaged in activities you enjoy is not only fun, but also keeps you feeling young. Always find something to laugh about. Being happy and frequently laughing will make you feel and look younger. Get laughs from funny movies or books. Take a trip to see your favorite comedian. No matter where you are, who you are with, or what you are doing, it is important to laugh as much as possible. Try to spread cheer wherever you go. Making others smile will make you feel great. Happiness is free, yet priceless. Share it whenever possible. Have lots of fun! Now that you are older, you are free to do exactly what you want, and can make anything happen! Fill your days with the people and things you love. Facial massages are a handy technique you can use to slow down the effects that aging has on your face. The secret to stopping your skin from showing signs of aging is to get your blood circulating to your face. After massaging your face, your skin will stop sagging or wrinkling and your eyes will look less puffy. Massage your face using a circular motion with three fingers. TIP! Take care of your eyes as you grow older. You may start losing some vision when you get older.

Do not use powder or foundation if you want to improve the look of your skin as you get older. As you age, your skin will need more hydration than it used to, so this is really important. To keep your skin the healthiest as you age, choose makeup that doesn’t go directly on your skin such as eye or lip makeup. Since stress is proven to be a factor in aging prematurely, do your best to lead a calm and balanced lifestyle. Exercising reduces stress while keeping you healthy if you do 20 minutes of physical activity each day. Starting and keeping good relationships is a vital part of the getting older process. Being active

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in your local community has been linked to a longer, and healthier, life. Make sure to have plenty of interactions with people whom you feel very comfortable with and can talk to about anything. TIP! Make sure you stay hydrated. As you grow older it is important to stay hydrated and drink lots of water; 8-10 glasses daily.

Avoid taking a spill. Falls are a huge cause of fractures, serious injuries, and sometimes death among the elderly. You can improve your balance and become more physically fit by making an effort to take 30-minute walks, three days per week. Getting more Vitamin D and calcium and doing weight training exercises can help strengthen your bone density. Write down a list of the medicines you take. This is very crucial if you use different pharmacies to fill your prescriptions. This list will enable pharmacists to be able to cross reference medications for ones that counteract or react to each other. Excess sugar consumption can actually shorten your life. Eating too much sugar can lead to diseases that shorten your life span and affect your appearance. Research shows that sugar reduces the lifespan of any animal on earth by a significant amount. TIP! As you start to get older, exercise is even more important. Although you will not perform to the activities’ intensity level as you did at a younger age, there are other, less strenuous exercises that you can perform everyday.

It is important to recognize there will come a time that you will be unable to care for yourself. There is a point in time when someone cannot care for their self. When this time comes, choosing a good nursing home or assisted living facility may become the right choice. While this is not everyone’s first choice, there are times when this is truly the best option. There are a variety of different licensed care facilities and professionals who will help assist people who are unable to care for themselves.

Protect Yourself Protect yourself from fraud. Older people are usually targeted by fraudsters looking to make easy money. Never give your banking information to anyone as a means to protect yourself. These actions will ensure that your money stays with you and only you. TIP! Protect yourself from fraud. Many scam artists target older individuals.

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One way to help prevent heart disease is to eat more fish. Red meat contains more fat than fish. This fat sticks to the inside of your veins which causes plaque build-up. In contrast, healthy fish is packed with ingredients that improve your heart health. Incorporate it into your diet and enjoy a healthier, longer life. The preceding paragraphs were full of useful information to keep the negative effects of aging at bay. Good luck and stay young!

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