Do you feel we need to try to stay young forever or age gracefully?

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 3 years ago

    Do you feel we need to try to stay young forever or age gracefully?

  2. cperuzzi profile image98
    cperuzziposted 3 years ago

    Because the alternative is to age gracelessly and to live in perpetual pain and agony. 

    Healthy people who engage in exercise and have a good diet will not only live longer but live better.  Improved diet and exercise improves not only the physical body but helps work with mental performance and cognitive functions.  Remember that when the blood carries oxygen more efficiently to the brain, you think better.

    If you desire to live to an old age, you need to take care of both your body and your mind.  If you don't desire it, eat what you want and watch TV all day - either way, problem solved.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Exercise and eating right does create a better outlook on life and better living conditions for the body.

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image70
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    We cannot stay young forever. We can only stay young for a certain length of time and others will notice. We have to move on with our age: clothes, haircuts and styles; etc.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      True, we need to fact the facts about aging.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      We also need to face the faces.

    3. The Examiner-1 profile image70
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is what I mean when I say that we cannot stay young forever. Others notice the faces and upperparts first.

    4. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      When I was a sub teacher in a class of blind children, they wanted to know how old I was. I asked them to guess.  They gave me about 15 years back-- perhaps because I sat on the floor with  them sharing riddles.

    5. connorj profile image78
      connorjposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Resist, yet age gracefully with optimum flexibility, cognitive work-out, and muscle tone by playing ice hockey. Dr. Medina points out in his NY Best Seller, Brain Rules our cognition is optimized when we are in aerobic motion and changing direction..

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    Both --- in a manner of speaking.
    We have no choice when it comes to the progression of our chronological age, but we can practice healthy habits to preserve our physical strength, stamina and immune systems. I know a lot of people my age who have health problems which might have been avoided.
    Even more important is to maintain a youthful outlook, by continuing to learn, by having fun and by keeping our minds open to new ideas.
    I think working with children (as you do) and as I  have for many years, helps with  the mental part.
    As far as aging "gracefully" I'm not sure I was never a good dancer, and I have tripped and sprained an ankle more times than I want to remember... starting at an early age.
    I do try to be a little more careful now, but also find it helpful to avoid mirrors.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Good points, I agree. Lifestyle has a lot to do with aging gracefully. I don't trip much like you. I do have injuries that take a bit of healing compared you my younger days.

  5. connorj profile image78
    connorjposted 3 years ago

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    We do need to slow down aging as much as possible by excellent nutrition/diet, rigorous exercise both mental and physical, and minimizing/eliminating long-term stress; the result may perhaps be indeed, graceful aging...

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I am inclined to agree with you John.

    2. connorj profile image78
      connorjposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I am only 18 for the 3rd time; my Better Half can't wait until I start aging (gracefully)...

  6. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

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    No one stays young forever and no lives forever.
    However there is nothing wrong with taking care of yourself to get the maximum use out of the body given to you. A certain amount of vanity is human nature I suppose.
    Ultimately life is a (personal) journey.
    I sometimes marvel at people like singer Tony Bennett or actress Betty White who are still very active in their careers at ages 88 and 93 respectively. Even The Rolling Stones and Paul McCarthy are still doing tours into their 70s. It's good to know you don't have to lay in bed waiting for the grim reaper just because one is a senior.
    I suspect it was the "baby boomers" who decided not to simply accept the life that senior citizens led when they were growing up. There were no 60 year olds who look liked Christie Brinkley or 70+ year olds who looked like Raquel Welch.
    In many instances there are 40+ year old mothers who look more attractive than their 20 something year old daughters!
    Today it's not unusual to go to a gym and see "senior citizens" jogging on a treadmill or running outdoors along a trail.
    My grandparents had no desire to put that kind of effort into their appearance as they got older. Kicking back for them was a rite of passage. It's good to see the stereotypical look of old age has changed. We're free to do whatever we want for as long as we can.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well said, and I agree. View point on aging has changed. We take care of ourselves by eating right, stress-free, spiritual guidance and exercise we will live not forever but longer and better.

  7. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    humans cannot accept to grow old gracefully, nobody can accept that being old is like waiting to end the life soon. If we think positively, drink lot water and exercise regularly, I think we needn't botox or supplement pills to stay young.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. Aging gracefully while maintaining a healthy lifestyle let's meet our destiny with dignity.

  8. NehaAsh profile image60
    NehaAshposted 3 years ago

    Yes, we should try to stay young. Just eat fresh fruits, avoiding bad habits and doing exercises and being religious.
    Think healthy eat healthy live healthy.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. The more spiritually we hold our beliefs the better our lives will be. Eating right and exercising has a lot to do with it too.

 
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