The Truth About Aging
There are hundreds of supplements, skin care products, and diets that claim to prevent the signs of aging from appearing. Some might even claim to turn back the clock. Unfortunately, we all know deep in our hearts that aging is inevitable. Regardless of our good intentions, there will be a decline in our physical abilities and prowess. Our skin and hair will change, and even our mental acuity could lessen. But is there any way to delay it, or maybe even stop it in its tracks?
There are ways to compensate for the aging process as it affects the different parts of our body. You might choose to use a heavier moisturizer to provide better protection for your skin. And you might even dye your hair or add extensions to give it a fuller appearance. We’re keen to avoid ‘looking’ older, but we should be concentrating on how we feel as well. If you begin to lose your hair, you might feel less confident. And if your hearing or eyesight starts to fail, you may feel isolated from people and the things you love to do.
A simple hearing test is all you need to determine how well you can hear. A doctor might find other underlying causes of any changes to your perception of sound. Damage to the ears cannot usually be cured, and age-related hearing loss cannot be prevented. However, there are hearing aids that can help improve your quality of life by allowing you to hear sounds at a quality and volume you can interpret. Some hearing aids are incredibly discreet, so you needn’t tell anyone about them if you don’t want to.
Aging can cause serious problems with your sight. Not everyone will be at high risk of cataracts. As they can start to impair your vision from the age of forty, it’s worth keeping those eye test appointments. Some people are able to live with them and not notice any vision loss. Others choose to have surgery to reduce the effect of the problem. Other sight problems common with aging include long-sightedness. This can be improved simply by wearing reading glasses as required.
Your joints are also more vulnerable as you reach those major milestone ages. We become less flexible as we age, and the muscles are less effective at protecting the bones and joints from our everyday movements. Fortunately, there are several ways you can protect your joints, bones, and muscles for the rest of your life. My moving every part of your body every day, you can keep the circulation going to those parts of the body, and even improve your fitness.
Stretching becomes more and more important as you get older. This will help your muscles and joints warm up before you take on more active exercises. Failing to do this could put you at risk of strains and aches. That could certainly put you off engaging in daily exercise! If you keep using your body and keep your posture strong, then you might reduce the risk of severe mobility issues as you reach senior ages. That will help you feel good every day. Keep moving!