The saying ‘you’re as old as you feel’ has been with us for as long as it has been because it is a universal truth. Yes, the number of years that have passed in your life do play a role in the way you age, but more than that, it’s really about your body and your mind. There needs to be more awareness to the fact that you’re not a victim to the process of aging.
In fact, you are absolutely capable of taking action to feel as young and as energetic as you like, all it takes is a bit of commitment and effort. If you’re fed up with feeling old and jaded, and no longer want to give in to time passing you by, read on to find out more about what you can do to feel young again.
Start Moving More
The first thing you need to start doing is to be kinder to your body. Always remember this: it is NEVER too late to start taking care of your body. If this is something that is absolutely foreign to you, visit your doctor, do a couple of tests to see where your stats are at, and find a decent nutritionist. By learning more about your body, you’ll be more confident about what you need to do to become more fit.
Fitness doesn’t have to mean an overwhelming workout. It simply means that you are keeping your body mobile so that you can have the energy to do whatever it is you want to do. Start doing Tai Chi, yoga, get a bicycle, go for long walks, dance classes, or gather a group of friends and find yourself a good private trainer and commit to staying fit. You’ll find that by doing this, you’re stretching your muscles and allowing your body to release hormones that keep you feeling energetic and active. Not only that, but you’ll be alleviating and preventing aches and pains that only cause misery and immobility down the line.
The Clothes Matter
There’s nothing worse than giving up on your appearance just because you think you’re ‘old’ now. Never stop making the effort to wear clothes that make you feel good about yourself. Yes, our bodies change over time, but this doesn’t mean we stop caring about the way we look. There are clothes that are flattering for every body type, you just need to make the effort to look. And this means your underwear as well. For women in particular, underwear can actually make you feel sexy, so don’t stop getting the proper support, because it does affect the way your body looks in certain clothes. When it comes to underwear for elderly women, make sure that you get the right kind of bra so that it is comfortable, provides the proper support, and gives you the confidence to wear your favorite shirts and tops. Wearing the wrong underwear can actually be unflattering, so this is more important than you think. Go shopping, try on different clothes, and find online forums with people that have the same body type as you, this will give you even more confidence to go out there and do you.
Learn Something New
Regardless of what your physical condition is, you are never too old to learn something new. There is so much out there in the world that just ready to be explored. When you keep your mind active, you have something to be excited about, and this is imperative in keeping you sharp and energetic in your approach to daily life. Think about all of the things you never had time for in the past, or do a bit of research and see what might catch your attention, and go for it.
Become Conscious of Your Diet
You are what you eat- now this saying is definitely accurate. Long gone are the days where the word diet is associated with torture and starvation. There are so many amazing and great recipes that allow you to really enjoy your meals while being healthy at the same time. You can either start learning from videos online, go to cooking classes, or have a meal service drop off the ingredients and recipe for you. There are so many health-conscious people these days that it’s not hard at all to make this switch for yourself to help you feel younger.
Your state of mind is the starting point for the rest of your approach to life, and also how your body responds to this. If you make it a point to start living in a way that makes you happy, keeps you active, and allows you to learn new things, you’ll find that age is certainly nothing but a number.