Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Graceful Aging and Staying Beautiful

Exercise makes you beautiful inside and out. It improves your mood, protects your bones, makes your skin glow and helps to fight gravity. Make exercise the highlight of your day. Look forward to it and have fun doing it. Find an activity that you love to do. Invite a friend along and stick with it. Try something new like, running, jogging, kickboxing, yoga, belly dancing or join a Pilates class.

Every woman wants to feel beautiful. It is a mind-set. If you think you are beautiful and you act accordingly, others will believe it too. In other words, emotions are contagious. Of course, as we get older, our beauty regimen may require more time. Aging beautifully is more than that. We just need to get back to the basics. Get enough sleep. Many women sacrifice rest to get everything done in a day. However, no one looks or feels her best when she is tired. So, let it go. tomorrow is another day. Get some sleep and do not apologize. Savor your sleep time and wake up refreshed.

Remember this, you are what you eat. When you pass fifty, your metabolism slows down and continues to as you age. Controlling your calories becomes more important now. Eat more whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Get plenty of omega-3 fatty acids from foods like salmon, flaxseed or fish oil supplements. Omega-3 helps to keep your skin supple, your mind alert and your cardiovascular system healthy.

Growing older gracefully and beautifully means investing in the healthiest lifestyle possible in body, mind and spirit.