Old age does not begin until 74, so said the researchers who suggest that we need to look at the real impact of an aging population. How about that bit of news? Collecting the state pension and bus pass at 65 has traditionally been seen as a watershed moment where middle age ends and the twilight years begin.
What happens is that the new research suggests that old age now starts at 74, with middle age lasting, at least, nine years longer than what was the norm back when it all started. Today’s baby boomers are expected to live far longer after retirement. The average retiree from the baby boomer generation can expect to draw their pensions for up to 24 years after retiring.
Older people shortly will have many characteristics exhibited by younger people today. How we see and-and think of old has changed over time, and it will continue to in the future as people live longer, healthier lives. The aging process does not have to bring about ill health and frailty. What is being discovered today about the secrets of healthy aging are groundbreaking and the benefits beyond what you could have envisioned in years of old.
Our concepts of “old age” are completely out of date because of population aging. For many 70 is the new 50 and signals the advent of good healthy clean living along with all the new age rejuvenation products on the market today. Adopting a healthy lifestyle can dramatically reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart-attack, stroke, and dementia. Who does not want this to be their way of life?
It has become no longer about adding years to your life but, adding life to years. What’s important is to live longer and healthier and to be and stay fit. The research shows that living a healthy lifestyle is better than any pill and can add years on to your life and that nothing could be better than that if you want to live a long life. We live in a culture that celebrates youth, beauty, and independence. When you are in sync with your mind body and spirit, you can appreciate and value what those traits and qualities mean to you and your aging process.
The people who refuse to grow old today value and enjoy the experience and maturity of the developing process. It is because they full well know how essential good healthy habit are, and they embrace and reap the benefits of taking good care of themselves. When you can add in how crucial having good emotional health is as well, you are deep into personal development, and that’s a good way to embrace it.
Allow yourself to adopt these tips that we’ll end this blog with, and the beauty is that you can start at any stage in your life.
Stay physically active with regular exercise
Stay socially active with friends and family and in your community
Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
Dump the junk foods
Get regular check-ups, doctor, dentist, and optometrist
Limit alcohol consumption and cut out smoking
Get the sleep that your body needs
You can reap the rewards of a long life and applaud yourself if you are courageous enough to begin starting now. Enjoy each day, now is the time to savor good health and happiness. Today more than ever you want to live a long and happy life and you can.
Until the next time, take good care and be well.
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