What Is Ageing?
Ageing is a scientific phenomenon. Here the cells start to lose their ability to divide. This makes a person looks older. Whereas some people are obsessed with ageing gracefully. However, it doesn’t mean that they should never color their hair or they should never use anti-aging creams. I think well-kept, healthy, and vibrant looks help them ageing gracefully.
“For the unlearned ageing is winter, for the learned, ageing is the season of the harvest.”
What Ageing Gracefully Means?
Ageing gracefully doesn’t mean that you are 80 and you need to look 40. Ageing gracefully standards living your life to the fairest. It means to be mentally younger and enjoying each aspect. Also, it means to examine your past merely as an experience, not an exhausting journey.
“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are work of art”.
How To Age Gracefully?
There are several ways to age gracefully.
Be Thoughtful About Your Skin
As we know, the skin is the largest organ of the torso. Evidently, this organ protects the body from foreign antigens. Said, in simple words, it is an impermeable barrier. Due to this immense importance, it should be taken care of. There are several ways to do it.
• Keep your skin hydrated.
• Use sunscreen to prevent harmful UV rays.
• You should have regular skin cancer screening.
Regular exercise decreases your risk of heart diseases. Similarly, regular aerobic exercise is healthy for adults to maintain strength. Meanwhile, younger people can go for anaerobic exercise to develop their muscle tone for old age. Moreover, these exercises can be done on the duration of 1.5 to 2 hours.
3. Mental Health Matters
The first and foremost step towards ageing gracefully is to accept it to maintain a positive attitude towards what is inevitable. Undoubtedly, the positive attitude towards ageing helps the body to adapt quickly. In simple words, you need to know how to embrace your age. For instance, talking about ageing should not be shameful but natural. Certainly, it will happen to everyone!
4. Finding New Hobbies
Most people lose their hope after retirement since they begin to think their life has reached a dead horizon. Not only finding new activities keeps your body busy but also keeps your mind off from stress. This stress, if not controlled, makes you look at least five years older than you are. These hobbies can include painting, writing, sewing, baking, and gardening.
5. Look into Your Diet
We all have heard of the phrase you are what you eat. Indeed eating good and healthy food should be our utmost emphasis. Significantly, this priority increases after age 40. Furthermore, after passing 40 years of age, you need to force your body to do work, pump blood, keep your bones healthy, and keep your muscles working. In addition, the significant change you need in your diet is to decrease your salt and sugar intake. Especially diseases like hypertension, stroke, diabetes, under-eye bags, inflamed skin, can be prevented by simple changes in diet.
Examples Of Some People Ageing Gracefully
The following are some examples of women who are ageing gracefully.
1. Julia Child wrote her first cookbook at 49 years old.
2. Martha Stewart published entertaining at 41 years old.
3. JK Rowling published Harry Potter in her forties.
4. Oprah Winfrey is an author, director, actress all at the age of 66.
5. Maggie Smith, the famous professor Minerva of Harry Potter, is still pursuing acting at the age of 85.
6. And last but not least, Halle Berry follows an amazing workout routine daily for an hour, four times a week, to keep herself stunning as always.
Other examples of some famous actresses from Bollywood and Lollywood
Hema Malini, Tabu, Kamini Kaushal, Savera Nadeem, Reema, Resham.
Subsequently, the easiest way to age gracefully is to embrace the journey. It should not be called old; instead, it should be called growing with a lot of experience.
“It annoys me when people say, ‘Even if you’re old, you can be young at heart!’ Hiding inside this well-meaning phrase is a profound cultural assumption that old is bad and young is good. What’s wrong with being old at heart, I’d like to know? Wouldn’t you want to be loved by people whose hearts have practiced loving for a long time?” ~Susan Moon.
BY ANABIA AKHLAQ