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Getting Older Tips On How to Stay Happy and Healthy

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					Getting Older: Tips on How to Stay Happy and Healthy
As time passes, we all inevitably get older. Many people are afraid of getting older because they fear
that they will lose the ability to do the things they loved doing when they were young.

It’s true that when we get older, our bodies just naturally wear out. We simply aren’t able to do some of
the things that we used to do, at least not with the same amount of speed or gusto.

But just because there are stereotypes about getting older, does not mean that you have to believe
them. Many older people get down on themselves because they already have health problems, and
possibly may even need medicare supplemental insurance.

Staying Active and Social
But although you may have poor health, there are still things you can do to enjoy your old age and not
become discouraged. One major thing you can do is to do what you want to do.

If there is a sport, activity, social group, or book club that you want to do or join, do it! Now is the time.

If health concerns or problems are holding you back, do what you can to still make your goals and plans
a reality. After all, you’re not getting any younger.

                                  It’s also important to be friends with and be around people from all
                                  walks of life. Don’t just associate with the elderly, because then it is
                                  easier to only see your age and how it’s negatively affecting you.

                                  Associating with the old, young, and the ages in between can help you
                                  have a balanced social life and outlook on life. Another tip to stay happy
                                  and healthy in your old age is to stay active.

                                  Try to get out of your house and do something active for at least a half
                                  an hour each day. Activities that are good for older people include:
                                  walking, biking, swimming, water aerobics, and yoga.

                                  These activities are easy on the joints, but can still provide you with the
                                  exercise that your body needs to stay healthy. It is also important to still
                                  try and eat healthy as you get on in your years.

Eating raw fruits and vegetables will greatly help your body to stay healthy and your bones and muscles
to keep working as well as you want them to. It is also important to keep up your mental health as well
as your physical health.

Power of Positive Thinking
Positive thinking can be very powerful. Our minds are very susceptible and malleable things.
Our minds believe what we tell them. So, if we tell our minds positive things, our minds will believe
them.

This does not always work, but it can definitely help. Why think negative thoughts when you know you’ll
feel worse after thinking them?

This is why positive thinking is so crucial, especially for those in
their old age. Related to positive thinking is the suggestion of
meditation.

Meditation can help you feel peace and calm about your life, and
can help you reconnect with whatever spiritual power you believe
in. Meditation can help you feel one with yourself and your life.

Although many older people face challenges because of their aging bodies, they do not have to give in to
the age stereotype. Although there are those who have health problems and need medicare
supplemental insurance, they still have the opportunity to stay happy and healthy and continue to live
their lives to the fullest in their old age.

				
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Description: Getting older is mandatory growing up is optional. Find out some good ways to grow older without the growing up part.