Everyone hates aging. It’s a natural part of life, and no one can avoid it. However aging with grace is one of the best ways we can age successfully without letting it get us down.
What is aging with grace? To me, and of course this is just a personal view, it is a combination of things. To me the most important part of aging with grace is acceptance that aging is a natural process and that we shouldn’t fight it.
Resistance to the fact that we are aging causes anger and stress and neither of these is good for us. If getting older is inevitable it doesn’t help us to get angry about it. Successful aging is a process of acceptance.
Secondly it is a process of learning what we can change about the aging process and what we can’t change. For example I am finding as I age, as many do, that my eyesight is deteriorating, but the ophthalmologist tells me there is nothing I can do about this, other than to buy glasses. If I cannot change this there is no point in getting angry, that’s life.
However there are things that I can change. Aging has various implications for our body and health, many of which can be improved. As we age, (and in youth) we can make a huge impact on our physical health by lifestyle factors. Eating a good diet and taking regular exercise will go a long way to ensuring a much healthier aging process and much better quality of life.
And it is also becoming clear that as diet and nutrition are so important we can supplement our diet with intelligently chosen dietary supplements that really do add various essential vitamins, minerals, anti oxidants and more to a diet that may be very good, but still lacking in many essential nutrients.
And there are some extremely good dietary supplements and nutritional supplements available now.
There are also many aesthetic issues attached to aging, some of which we can affect and some we cannot. For example our skin visibly ages over time. The causes of this are well known and the very best skin care products really do work to combat the visible signs of aging like wrinkles, lines, skin sagging and age spots. Sadly the big brand name anti aging products do very little, but there are some niche skin care products and anti aging products that do work extremely well.
So aging with grace is, to me, a process. As we age we need to isolate what factors there are in the aging process that we can do something about, and which ones there are that we can’t do anything about.
Accept those that we cannot change as an inevitable part of life. There’s no point in getting angry or resentful about something you can’t change, and doing so is not good for us.
But there are many factors that we can influence. Identify what they are for you, and if you can change them then start doing so. Make sure you eat a good diet, supplement a good diet with intelligent use of top quality dietary supplements and nutritional supplements, and really make the effort to start regular exercise.
Take care of your appearance. Find and use the worlds best skin care products, they do work. And accept that even so there will be things about your appearance you cannot change.
Aging with grace is a process. Don’t get angry, identify what you can do and get started.