How To Make Your Older Years Better

Growing older is not something many people want to do for fear of health issues and losing family.

But, growing older doesn’t have to be dreadful, it can be relaxing if we go into it the correct way.
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There are a number of things that we can do in our younger years to make our older life much better. Here is a list. (Am a culprit of #3!)
  • Quit smoking: Smoking is so bad for just about every part of our body. It affects our lungs, heart, and other organs. It is an expensive habit that we shouldn’t even start. There are many consequences of smoking that can affect us later in life.
  • Get on a good standing with family: Our family isn’t always going to be here. You should make up with your daughter, son, grandmother or whomever. Don’t let them live or leave knowing you despise them or vice versa.
  • Stop eating fast food: Fast food is one of the worst things that we put into our body because processed foods have high sodium and calorie contents which will have adverse effects on our health. We are prone to hypertension, diabetes and obesity when we eat fast foods.
  • Exercise: Exercising is important for maintaining weight and keeping your muscles, bones and tissues healthy. Keeping your weight at a normal level is good for the body.
  • Save money: You never know what could happen. You will be glad that you saved the money you did. Start saving now, even if it’s a little bit. Every little bit helps!!
  • Be content: Being happy with what you have then you will be less likely to be a millionaire, but you’ll be happy. Learning to be happy with what you have and not expecting too much is important.
  • Pursue your goals: You may want to go skydiving or help someone in need. You can still do that and you will be glad you did. If you see to it that you meet your goals, you will be so much happier later in life.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old we, grow old because we stop playing” ~ George Bernhard Shaw
  • Sleep: sleep is super important because the body heals while you’re sleeping. So, be sure that you’re getting enough sleep.
  • Dental hygiene: Dental problems only get worse over time. Make sure you take very good care of your teeth and fix the things that happen as soon as possible.
  • Save memories: whether it is writing your memories down or taking a picture, be sure to save your memories. These memories won’t happen again so saving them will be very important to you later.
  • Give back: when you give to others you feel a sense of accomplishment. You will feel good about the things you do for your community or about the people you have helped. You should do this without expecting anything in return.
  • Be curious: being curious will lead you to do things you never thought you would do. Don’t let your fears get in the way of something you may never forget.
  • Read: reading is a good way to escape your reality and enter someone else’s. It is also a good way to educate yourself. Reading expands the mind and allows you to think it different ways.
  • Travel: traveling can be so much fun and exhilarating. Traveling will change your life because you are faced with something you’ve never faced.
  • Meditate: Meditating has so many benefits that you need to start now. You will be more in touch with yourself if you meditate
  • Be you: don’t compare yourself to other people. You are just as amazing as the person that is right beside. Everyone is different, but let them be their different and you be yours. Stop trying to be someone you’re not and just be yourself.
  • Journaling: keep a journal about anything and everything you want. Writing down memories is a guaranteed way that you will remember what happened, even though you may mentally forget about it.
  • Be a homeowner: Buying a house is a huge accomplishment in just about everyone’s life. Yes, it is a big responsibility, but it is also a huge step in your life. By the time you are 50, you should have your home almost paid for.
  • Be good to your friends: your friends are very important people in your life. They are there to support you and love you through everything, so taking care of them is important too. People who make you feel good about yourself are the kinds of people you want to keep around.
  • Avoid people who don’t treat you well: when you are around people who don’t treat you well, you will absorb their negative energy. This is not something you need, so try to avoid these negative Nancy’s.


I hope this list help us as we walk on the road to a healthy life!
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