“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows. And the beauty of a woman, with passing years, only grows!” -Audrey Hepburn
The aging process is perhaps the most undesired and yet, inevitable process of life. No one likes what it brings with itself- loss of stamina, poor body shape, loss of sight, sound and memory. But the changes we women tend to hate the most include the appearance of wrinkles, bags, spots, unevenness of skin texture, etc. If it’s a process that can’t be reversed, then let’s just carry it out with charm and grace!
Stretch and Run
Aerobics and yoga are somewhat the most important elements when it comes to ageing properly and decently. They help maintain your body equilibrium, physical structure, stamina, and keep your system rejuvenated all the time. A minimum of 45 minutes of exercise each day, accompanied by jogging or a brisk morning walk, helps keep your heart young while recuperating your figure, mood and mind power.
Make Olive Oil your Best Friend
Try and cook almost all types of food with olive oil instead of butter and ‘ghee’. Apart from being great in taste, olive oil has countless other benefits for your health, skin, stamina, etc.
Give Up Tobacco, For Good!
The worst enemy of all of us, females and males alike, is tobacco. As long as it’s there in your life, it’ll never let you have a healthy, and ‘long’ life. Give it up today. Also, limit drinking.
Catch Up on Your Beauty Sleep
Getting at least 7-8 hours sleep every day is very important for your health of all types- physical, mental and psychological. Getting proper amount of sleep at the right time helps to keep your system healthy. It keeps diseases in check, improves concentration, enhances productivity, reduces stress, and results in a more cheerful, happier you.
Shout Less, Smile More
Try to stay calm most of the times. Rid yourself of negative situations and environments. Engage in meaningful conversations, and less of gossip and backbiting. It rots your mind, apart from ruining your personality. If you are generally a short tempered person, engage in meditation to help keep you calm. Don’t make decisions when you’re angry or hurt. Forgive easily. Remember, the best kind of makeup for your face is a smile.
Keep Vitamins Closer, and Carbs Away
Consume a well balanced diet, one that is rich in minerals and vitamins. Diet has a crucial role to play during ageing.
Enhance the Social Quotient
Meet more people. Make new friends, and keep the old ones too. Socialise more. Go out and discover places, people, cultures and tastes. Participate in social activities.
The brain needs to be kept vitalised, fresh and up to date. Improve your knowledge, and your vocabulary. Read more books, magazines, blogs, etc, and devour the newspaper each day. A sharp, educated mind helps improve your personality and skills.
Take Charge of Your Sweet Tooth
Don’t devour every candy, cake and ‘mithai’ you come across. Limit your intake of sugars and starch. Diabetes, if kept unchecked, can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. A good mind and good memory are important factors that determine you’re ageing well!
After all, age is just a number!