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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Aging and Longevity

  1. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Aging is an inevitable thing, but that doesn’t mean the process has to be unpleasant. There are, in fact, a litany of things one can do to stay healthy, feel young, and age gracefully. What advice can you share on this front?

    If you don’t know quite what you would write about these subjects, consider using one of my search-friendly titles:
    Do Vegetarians Live Longer? The Effects of Diet on Longevity
    The Five Most Common Eye Problems in Adults
    The Benefits of Living in Over 55 Communities
    The Five Best Retirement Communities in _______
    How to Minimize Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
    The Top Joint Pain Causes & Cures
    Common Sleep Disorders in Adults
    Sleep Problems in Adultsy
    The Most Effective Natural Remedies for Arthritis
    The Most Effective Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Typical Hearing Aid Prices: What You Should Expect to Pay
    The 5 Best Hearing Aids Available
    5 Helpful and Convenient Hearing Aid Accessories
    A Brief Overview of Invisible Hearing Aids
    How to Get Free Hearing Aids
    Hearing Aids: Types and Brands Worth Buying
    Where to Find Discount Hearing Aids

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    1. profile image0
      writeronlineposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Simone

      "...stay healthy, feel young, and age gracefully. What advice can you share on this front?"

      It sounds simplistic to say, Number One is 'stay in control of your own life'. But to me, that's the objective of any and all efforts you make to maintain good health as you age.

      I won't be writing a new hub for this theme, but I'd like to post a link to one I wrote a while ago in tribute to my father's approach to the challenge.

      It describes a spiritual and physical recharge that Dad accomplished in his own way, in his sixties, and in the face of dire predictions from his doctor. It's about self-belief, coupled with a belief in the healing power of nature. And taking action to maintain that control of your own life.

      It will never win any Hub prizes, nor big readership, because it's not specific to any particular product / process / procedure. It's just called "What I Learned About Trees and Life From My Dad"

      But I believe it would stand up to being re-titled "How  to Stay Healthy, Feel Young, and Age Gracefully. One Man's Story"  smile

      Anyway, here's the link...
      http://writeronline.hubpages.com/hub/Wh … rom-My-Dad

      Cheers

    2. Shanna11 profile image91
      Shanna11posted 5 years ago

      Ah! I Love this topic. I call dibs on the sleep disorders in adults subject. I'm already working on it, haha!


      EDIT: http://shanna11.hubpages.com/hub/Common … -in-Adults

      And there's the finished product-- a quick overview of the most common adult sleep disorders.

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely love it! Now I can say I've suffered from transient insomnia at times, which is far more fun to refer to than... "Well, I have trouble sleeping for a while every time I end up in a different place."
        Great overview.

    3. wordscribe43 profile image93
      wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

      Okay, this is a great topic.  I can see quite a few hubs I'd be qualified to write from the list, so I'll give this one a go.  Thanks for the ideas, Simone.  I like your new avatar, by the way!

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Fantastic! And thanks wordscribe43!

    4. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years ago

      Here's mine on how to prevent kidney stones, a common problem especially as we age.

      http://mary615.hubpages.com/hub/How-To- … True-Story

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This is exceedingly useful! I didn't know much of anything about kidney stones before reading this. Now I know to drink lots of water and cut back on salt and meat! Heh... the meat thing won't be a problem since I'm a vegetarian. Yay!

    5. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 5 years ago

      'A Brief Overview of Invisible Hearing Aids'

      I smiled.

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, gotta have fun with dem keywords.

        1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
          Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          "Will Apse wrote: 'A Brief Overview of Invisible Hearing Aids' I smiled."

          That's pretty funny!

    6. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago
      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What an inspiring example! Martial Arts would have been one of the last things I would have expected to come up this week, but you've presented a very compelling argument as to why it can be an excellent option for aging individuals! Awesome Hub.

        1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
          Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks very much. I hope it brings the light to more people!

    7. stephhicks68 profile image81
      stephhicks68posted 5 years ago

      Here's my contribution for the WTI, having dealt with joint pain myself (even though I am not at all old... LOL)!

      http://stephhicks68.hubpages.com/hub/Th … uses-Cures

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well, you've turned some unfortunate experience into a GREAT guide! Boy, I want to do everything I can to avoid joint pain in the future @_@

    8. wordscribe43 profile image93
      wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

      Okay, so I finished my contribution.  Unfortunately, I know a little too much about knee osteoarthritis.

      Oh My Aching Knees! How to Minimize the Pain of Arthritic Knees

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm sorry to read that! But I am rather glad that you've shared your good advice. This is a great Hub!

    9. tsmog profile image85
      tsmogposted 5 years ago

      I didn't follow the formal process at the answer section. I didn't know this weeks topic until almost finishing a hub. However, I do have some advice to offer; Read Patty's Hub, read Shanna11's hub, (that is all I've read thus far), and I am curious about the Invisible Hearing Aids. The joint pains are high on my list. I think reading all of them will provide a wealth of information.

      Things I've notice about aging gracefully,

      I turn the heater on when I'm cold

      The young un's who use to call me OG=old guy are grandpas now (I had grey hair early)

      For Shanna, I at times am afraid to fall asleep so, no restless leg syndrome

      I hear sir more now than when I was on a military base

      I get senior discounts, and I'm not old enough

      I use to get asked by my dates what I did for a living, today they ask if I have retirement

      I use to wonder what I would do when I grew up, now I wonder about my nephews and nieces

      I use to get asked on campus what class am I taking, now I get asked what class do I teach

      When I talk about this or that happening at work, a common reply is I wasn't even born yet

      If I say I like Muddy Waters, I hear where is that?

      Little ones use to look up at me, now I'm looking up at them

      When I go to haven't seen in a long while get-togethers, a pretty gal walks by, I look, the old time friend next to me says, have you said hello to my daughter such and such, I think OMG I'm a pervert

      I use to keep aspirin in the medicine cabinet in the bathroom, now they're in the kitchen cupboard and I can't find 'em betwixt all the bottles of meds

      My doc use to always check the clipboard & call me Mr. Mitchell, now they 'all' call me Tim

      And, the best for last, oh, darn, I don't remember . . .

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This. Is. Awesome.

    10. Global-Chica profile image95
      Global-Chicaposted 5 years ago

      Awesome topic that I'm getting increasingly interested in.

      Here's my contribution regarding the effects of diet on longevity:
      http://global-chica.hubpages.com/hub/Do … -Longevity

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ooooh, I was HOPING someone would write on this subject! I really enjoyed reading this.

    11. Cliff Mendrez profile image84
      Cliff Mendrezposted 5 years ago

      I wrote about simple tips on how to get rid of forehead wrinkles. I like this week's topic so I might write a couple more hubs. Thanks for the idea, Simone.

      http://cliffmendrez.hubpages.com/hub/ho … d-wrinkles

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the Hub, Cliff! You're making me feel pretty good about my habits... most of them, at least!

    12. CASE1WORKER profile image84
      CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

      Now that you have all had a laugh over invisible hearing aids!!

      They are actually aids that you wear in the ear canal, which means that you can't see them. I wear the huge ones that fill the whole ear so my hair is designed to make them invisible!!

      Luckily I can laugh at it too-

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, smart hair design, CASE1WORKER! I definitely look forward to the day when hearing aids are less cumbersome.

    13. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago

      tsmog - You are SO funny! Your comment could be a Hub.  smile

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      Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

      http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/How … Joint-Pain

      A hip joint injury forced me into early retirement, but I haven't suffered any pain in my left hip since.  Besides being stubborn and determined, here are the steps I took so that I don't have to take any drugs or see any doctors/specialists.

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Wow, that's really unfortunate! Props on turning the hardship into a useful Hub though- thanks for sharing your advice!

    15. CASE1WORKER profile image84
      CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

      At last! Something I know quite a lot about

      I started to write "How to get free hearing aids", but age and senility are obviously  catching up with me, so it didnt quite come out like that.
      It's a hub about free hearing aids in the Uk- what you can and can't get- hopefully it will be of interest to all those who are encountering the use of hearing aids for the first time, whether in the Uk or abroad as it contains details of some of the varying types of aids.

      The link:
      http://case1worker.hubpages.com/hub/Whe … -Aids?done

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Very useful, this one! I had no idea that hearing aids could be so costly, so any advice on getting free ones is very good indeed!

    16. CASE1WORKER profile image84
      CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

      I tried the 5 Helpful and Convenient accessories for hearing aid users- it is totally baised towards what I would like !

      http://case1worker.hubpages.com/hub/5-H … ories?done

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Good one! Some of these accessories came as a complete surprise to me. Thanks for putting together the list!

    17. K9keystrokes profile image94
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Finally made it in time for a WTI this week! Whew!

      http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/2f245a

      Wisjing all of you a Hoppy Holiday weekend! big_smile

      1. Chin chin profile image90
        Chin chinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I understand the Whew! That is a long hub about hearing aids. Really full of useful information. Great work!

        1. K9keystrokes profile image94
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you very much! smile

          1. CASE1WORKER profile image84
            CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Awesome hub. well done

            1. K9keystrokes profile image94
              K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks! I linked to yours! smile

              1. CASE1WORKER profile image84
                CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Not sure that is a good idea for you- I was sandboxed for two months last year which is why I dont link to any one else's accounts in case it spreads!

                1. lobobrandon profile image83
                  lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I'm pretty sure it won't spread smile

                2. K9keystrokes profile image94
                  K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I'm with lobobrandon. smile

      2. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hahaa, hoppy holiday indeed! AWESOME Hub. Dang, I know so much about hearing aids now!

        1. K9keystrokes profile image94
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Cool! And thanks for comment(s)...wink
          HubHugs~

    18. Chin chin profile image90
      Chin chinposted 5 years ago

      Here's my contribution for this WTI

      http://chinchin.hubpages.com/hub/AMD-Ey … With-Aging

      Happy Easter everyone!

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Wow, what a useful overview! It's succinct, packed with info, and easy to digest.

    19. Mmargie1966 profile image89
      Mmargie1966posted 5 years ago

      Here is my weekly entry.  Happy Easter, everyone!
      http://mmargie1966.hubpages.com/hub/Cal … ging-Woman

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It's a good one! I hope you had a happy Easter, Mmargie1966 big_smile

    20. Teylina profile image59
      Teylinaposted 5 years ago

      Not sure what to say--too many answers but probably because I'm older than you!

    21. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      This really was a great week. Thanks for the fantastic guides to gracefully aging, everyone!

      Our latest WTI theme centers around developing business skills. Stop by the thread for some search-friendly titles and to join in!

     
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