By Mike Steven
We all have to grow up and grow old. As we age, we'll notice creases on our faces and feel pains that we never felt when we were younger. If only we could freeze time and stay youthful forever. However, if there is one thing certain in life, it's the fact that we all eventually age. Some people deal with it through cosmetic surgery, while others hide their real age.
What you do about growing old is really up to you, but there are some things we can do to maintain health so that we will always feel like a teenager, sans the cosmetic surgery. Here a few tricks you might want to use:
1. Attitude plays a key role when you want to feel young. You can't expect to look young if you don't believe that you can. You just have to know that if you take care of yourself well enough, you could be just as active as you were years before.
2. Take care of your body by exercising regularly. Working out keeps your muscles in tip-top shape, thus lessening strains and aches when you overexert yourself.
3. Watch what you eat and make sure that you take in a lot of nutrients and vitamins. Food plays a big role in your health, and when you are often sick, you can age faster.
4. Enjoy life and make every moment count. Never dwell on your fears. Life is too short, and when you know that you've lived it to the fullest, you will never have regrets in the end.
5. Try to avoid stressful situations. Stress brings the body down. When you are often depressed, the lines of worry eventually show in your face.
6. Learn the value of sense of humor. People who don't take life too seriously will not go through their daily routines worried about even the most trivial of matters.
7. Take lots of fluid to let moisture stay in your body. Sweat acts as natural moisturizer and this can visibly lessen lines and wrinkles.
Sometimes, we have to motivate ourselves to stay young. If you find this too difficult, you need to take time to think about all your wonderful blessings. You'll be surprised at just how much you have when you look into yourself and the life you've lived. It's always good to be optimistic so that we can also look forward to what the future holds for us.
Set a series of goals that you need to accomplish for yourself. Look at this list and make wise decisions. Let your past mistakes be lessons learned. Staying young at heart will not be as difficult if you do this. In fact, it might be even easier than you think.
Most importantly, you should always be happy. Life is a constant surprise; learn to welcome each with open arms. Your brain will be your most powerful ally as you grow older. As long as you believe in yourself and your abilities, you can do most anything you want. Though you may never be able to stop time, you can always lead your body to believe that it can win over it.
Mike is a post graduate and is associated with medical transcription, medical billing services and development of MDCare EMR for more than 10 years.