How To Age Gracefully

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8 Ways Men and Women Age Gracefully

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Aging gracefully often refers to women who do not augment their age with dyes, injections, lifts, tucks, and other surgery. It does not necessarily mean you look 20 years younger. Beyond appearance, you strive to live the best life possible with physical and mental health. Conversely, excessive drinking, drug abuse, lack of exercise, or sports that risk life and limb take their toll.

When mature men get wrinkles, we consider them distinguished. Females come under more scrutiny. Women may worry about smile lines, crow’s feet, menopause, and sagging breasts. Men battle enlarging prostate, hair loss, and more severe rosacea.

Famous Performers Over 50
  • Angela Bassett
  • Betty White
  • Carole King Klein
  • Cindy Crowford
  • Debbie Harry
  • Elisabeth Hurley
  • George Clooney
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Halle Berry
  • Jane Fonda
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Julia Roberts
  • Julie Andrews
  • Mark Harmon
  • Meryl Streep
  • Pierce Bronsnan
  • Richard Gere
  • Simon Baker
Famous Fashion Models Over 50
  • Aiden Brady
  • Anthony Varrecchia
  • Ben Desombre
  • Beverly Johnson
  • Carmen D’ell Orefic
  • Eveline Hall
  • Irvin Randle
  • Jack Guy
  • Lauren Hutton
  • Mark Reay
  • Maye Musk
  • Paul Mason
  • Pia Gronning
  • Wang Deshun
  • Yazemeenah Rossi

We do not know how many body modifications any of these personalities have. If they do have any, they are discreet. They all look fabulous.

1. Dermatology

Some people abuse internal organs like liver, kidneys or joints. The most visible organ is external—the skin. Nourish it with water, wear sunscreen, get skin cancer screenings, address rashes, and use gentle skin-care products.

2. Fitness

Setting a low bar, strive for aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week. Walking is fine as long as you recognize that there is a difference between moderate-intensity and a stroll. Exert yourself to the extent that it is difficult to hold a conversation. Add muscle-strengthening exercise 2 or more days per week.

3. Nutrition

Avoid extreme dieting such as all or no protein. Processed foods use chemical preservatives. The longer you consume them, the more chemicals make their way into your body. A balanced diet includes each food group: fruits and vegetables, protein, whole-grains, dairy, and healthy fats.

4. Hydrate

Every organ in your body requires fluid. Drink plenty of water so your body can operate efficiently. Most people aim for 8 cups of water per day (about 4 liters). If you weigh more than 130 pounds, perspire due to heat, or participate in vigorous activities, you may need to increase this.

5. Mental Health

Stress comes in many forms. It can occur when watching a horror movie or the evening news. Overextending your credit is stressful. Spend time with family and loved ones. Maintain a positive attitude about your health. Recognize your limitations. Help others, pursue a hobby, or do other things you enjoy.

6. Sleepy Time

Employers often push young workers into overtime and multiple shifts. Insufficient sleep can become apparent later in life. Sleeping long enough to go through all cycles of rest gives your body an opportunity to rejuvenate itself.

7. Dentistry

A smile is an affordable gift that everyone appreciates. Most people do not associate pulling teeth out of a handkerchief or glass on your nightstand with aging gracefully. Brush teeth regularly and schedule regular dental examinations. You can also exercise your smile.

8. Doctor Visits

Elderly people who boast about not going to the doctor are also the ones shocked when they discover a terminal disease. Many ailments that can take your life have better outcomes when you address them early. Discuss your concerns during annual physical examinations—in person or via telemedicine. When necessary, schedule more frequent appointments.

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Kevin Williams is a health advocate, artist, pro­gram­mer, and writer of hundreds of articles for multiple web­sites. He has 17 years experi­ence as a Neutrogena Research and Scientific Affairs graphics con­sul­tant.

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