Aging Myth #1
Aging Means Declining Health And Disability
Fact: There are some diseases that become more common as we age. Notice I said more COMMON as we age not NORMAL. However, getting older does not automatically mean poor health or that you will be confined to a walker or wheelchair. Plenty of older adults enjoy vigorous health, often better than many younger people. Preventive measures like healthy eating, exercising, and managing stress can help reduce the risk of chronic disease or injuries later in life.
Aging Myth #2
Memory Loss Is An Inevitable Part Of Aging
Fact: As you age, you may eventually notice you don’t remember things as easily as in the past, or memories may start to take a little longer to retrieve. However, significant memory loss is not an inevitable result of aging. Brain training of old neural pathways as well as new learning can occur at any age and there are many things you can do to keep your memory sharp. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll reap the benefits.
Aging Myth #3
You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
Fact: One of the more damaging myths of aging is that after a certain age, you just won’t be able to try anything new or contribute to things anymore. The opposite is true. Middle aged and older adults are just as capable of learning new things and thriving in new environments, plus they have the wisdom that comes with life experience. If you believe in and have confidence in yourself, you are setting up a positive environment for change no matter what your age.
Tips To Healthy Aging- Here is a list of my advice to improve the aging process. If you want more in depth information on any of these topics let me know.
- Move more
- Eat more fish and less meat
- Eat more superfoods
- Increase B Vitamin intake
- Add resistance training 3 times a week
- Graze throughout day-Eat twice as often, half as much and chew twice as long
- Begin making smoothies and sip throughout the day
- Eat pure whole foods
- Give yourself an oil change- Add fish, flax, olive, and coconut oil. Remove Trans oils.
- Stress less
- Connect with others
- Stimulate the brain with new activities
- LAUGH- this was the #1 advice from Centenarians