Growing Older Not For Wimps
It's Not For Wimps
A friend once told me "getting old isn't for wimps" How true. When I was in my forties I felt a little concerned about my age, but not too bad. Then I remember feeling my age as every birthday went by. I guess if I keep going I will tell my age. (Oh well it doesn't bother me anymore). I turned the big 50 Oh my goodness! I didn't think I was going to live through that. I could feel my youth slipping away, and then I realized you are only as old as you feel. Some mornings I feel every bit of my age, and that's the truth. When I was younger I remember listening to my mother complain about her aches and pains, and how I used to think she was over reacting. As I grew older I didn't think that anymore I now have more sympathy.
Stop The Hands Of Time
I have a friend and she does everything she can to fight the aging process. Year after year she uses creams and make up, and she exercises to lose weight and to stay fit. She says she is fighting growing old every step of the way. I say good for her. It is getting harder each year,and father time is catching up. There's so many potions and lotions out there. I just wonder if they really make a difference.These times are called our golden years actually getting older is hard, aches and pains really do exist. There are ways to help deal with these symptoms, and keep yourself active and fit. I know someone that's78 years old and he's an inspiration he is very fit. He has muscular legs and is very strong he has worked out all his life and it shows. This person is very active and enjoys life to the fullest. I hope to do the same when I am his age.
Maintain Good Health
Elderly adults should maintain well-being by keeping active, this has had a considerable history since 1972, this has become to be known as activity theory. The measure of age varies from some cultures. For example in China, Korea,Japan, Vietnam, children are considered to be one year old at the moment of birth and two years old on the following New Years day. This means the child could be considered two years old several days after birth.
Successful aging consists of three components.
1. Low probability of disease
2. High cognitive and physical function capacity.
3. Active engagement with life is very important.
Good mental health and good social support, which are friendships,social contacts,hobbies, and religion.
Retirement is a common transition faced by the elderly. This could have positive and negative consequences. I know I am looking forward to my retirement. Even though I will probably work part time because I am a social person. The positive is when the elderly has social skills, and are involved in the community. Others would need to have social support like hobbies,religion, friends, family. Which helps them feel useful.
The negative would be closing themselves off from their social contacts. Therefore not being involved in the community,and becoming with drawn. Which leads to feeling useless, and eventually giving up. Living to be 100 years old. Genes may play a role a new study of people aged to 100 and over found most had a number of genetic variations in common. This doesn't mean there's is a quick test to determine who lives long and who will not. Diet and exercise, and other factors are also very significant. The more active and social the elderly are In there golden years is very important to there well-being. I think we need to respect our elders as our mothers and fathers taught us. I remember in our family we always gave our grandparents the most highest respect. I envy couples that have been together, for many years, because you find that special love only once in a life time. growing old together sharing a whole life time together is awesome. The love like for no other.
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