Lifestyles of Agless People

Never Too Young

You’re never too young or too old to build a solid foundation for becoming ageless.

Have you ever pondered the lifestyles of people who don’t seem to get old not matter their chronological age?  Recently I have been paying a great deal of attention to these people (mostly women). And, here are a few things I have discovered; a few things they have in common.

  • They are active – in every way. They are engaged and involved in some type of social activity – whether community or church. They all do some form of physical exercise on a regular basis. They walk, play tennis, take group exercise classes or swim.
  • They are conscious about what they eat. They don’t eat a lot of junk.  And, when they plan to put in long hours, they carry apples, nuts, water, and other healthy snacks.
  • They have a supportive inner circle. Some of these women have had the same friends for over 30 years. And, they take time out of their busy schedules to spend time with their friends and family. They cultivate relationships. They remember and celebrate special events like birthdays, and the like.
  • They are current. They keep up with current events. And, embrace technology. They are technologically and social media savvy; sending emails and text messages on a regular basis.
  • They are passionate about something. There are causes (or a single cause) they strongly believe in and commit their time to supporting. They are tireless and fearless – even though it sometimes means stepping outside of their comfort zone.

These women are a living testament to George Burn’s quote: “you can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old”.

Do you have some thoughts on not growing old? Let me hear from you.

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FINALLY: A Study About the Elderly that Makes Sense!

 

A friend shared the following in an email. Don’t know the author, researcher or scientist; or if there is any validity to this information. However, thought it worth sharing.

Brains

Brains of elderly people can be compared to a computer.

 For those of us who are zestfully embracing the aging process yet concerned about our ability to recall people, things, and events, this little tidbit of information will give you some comfort – as least it gives me comfort; and brought a smile to my face.

  •  Brains of the elderly are slow because they know so much. Scientists believe the brains of older people only appear to be less speedy because they have so much information to access, much like a filled-up hard drive computer.
  • So much stored information. Elderly people have so much information in their brain that it takes longer for them to access it.
  • Older people do not decline mentally with age. It just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains. Much like a computer takes longer as the hard drive gets full; humans take longer to access information. Researchers say this slowing down is not the same as cognitive decline.
  • Older people simply know more. The human brain appears to work slower in old age because so much information has been stored over time. Selecting a correct choice from the trove of stored data may take a bit longer.

I don’t know if this is accurate information. However, it sounds good; and it makes me feel so much better.  How about you?

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