You probably know the old saying about death and taxes, but the reality is that there are plenty of other things we can't completely avoid. And the aging process is one of them. Treating your body well, eating right, exercising and following up with your medical providers on a regular basis can all help you stay in good shape as you age, yes. But even if 60 is the new 40, biology doesn't bow to cute quips.
However, the truth of aging doesn't mean you have to hate what is happening. Embracing this natural life course and learning to love your changing body can free you to live out a healthier, happier lifestyle no matter what happens physically. Here are some tips for approaching aging with peace and a positive attitude.
The Bible reminds us that there's a time and season for every purpose under the sun. And no matter what age you are, you're in one of those purposeful seasons. Spending so much time hating where you're at reduces the amount of time you have to actually enjoy what God has in store for you during this time in your life. By turning to him instead of your own complaints or worries, you allow him to fill you with the peace that passes understanding, which can help you love your life and body no matter what is going on.
You don't want to overwork your body, and you do have to listen to it and learn what its limitations are for any time during your life. But giving up on all motion because you're a bit slower or some parts of you don't work as well as they used to can actually speed up the aging process. Instead, keep using your muscles and other body parts as much as you can. If you're not sure how to get started or move forward in putting your body to work, the staff at Park Regency assisted living can help. We offer exercise classes, plenty of social events and an on-site fitness center you can use on your own or with others.
Trying to keep up with unrealistic fashion-magazine goals isn't a good option for people of any age. But when you take some effort to look your best or wear clothing and accessories you actually enjoy, you often experience a boost in mood and confidence.
Some tips for dressing in a way that helps you love your body include:
Wear the look you like, not the latest trend
Choose clothing that is comfortable
Invest in accessories that make you feel put together, including jewelry, ties, hats or makeup
Wear colors and patterns that make you happy