Just because we are becoming seniors, doesn’t mean we don’t want to look our best. Trying to keep ourselves young looking has nothing to do with creams, oils and makeup. It does have a lot to do with attitude and how we live our lives. Lifestyle can make all the difference in whether you look like a young, healthy senior or an older, frail senior. Here are some helpful tips:
- Kick the bad habits. Once you reach your 60’s, it’s time to take your health more seriously. All of those bad habits you’ve carried around for years? Get rid of them. Smoking, drinking to excess, not moving enough…these habits catch up with you as you age. Have you ever noticed that those who looked healthy at 30 also tend to look healthy at 60? Bad habits have a cumulative effect on your mind and body. It’s never too late to pick up good habits.
- Learn how to eat properly. Your skin will thank you and so will the rest of your body. Drink lots of water and always stay hydrated. This also means you should avoid the sun as much as possible. Load up on your veggies at each meal. They will fill you up, are low in fat and provide the vitamins your body needs. Add some low fat protein, chicken or fish and fruit for dessert and you will have a well balanced meal.
- Find what makes you laugh. Many of us take life and ourselves much too seriously. Instead of focusing on what we enjoy we worry about things we can’t change. We care too much about what others think of us instead of what we think of ourselves. A good sense of humour does a lot to keep you young.
Becoming a young senior has lots to do with attitude and very little to do with how we look, what we wear or the best lipstick color. To read more tips on anti-aging over 60, click here.