As an ‘elder citizen’ have you ever thought about what “Aging Gracefully” is?
Many of us are confronted with all types of challenges to that concept- not the Aging, but the “gracefully”. What is your idea of what that means for your life now? To help you contemplate how to employ “Aging Gracefully” in your own life, here is a definition of what the Healthline website defines it as:
“Aging gracefully isn’t about trying to look like a 20-something — it’s about living your best life and having the physical and mental health to enjoy it. Like a bottle of wine, you can get better with age with the right care.“
I am always looking for ways to learn new methods for embracing this time in my life. In fact, I am very grateful for all the things I still can do: namely, walking, remembering (most of the time) what I am responsible for, accepting the beauty of a lengthy life, finding solutions for spending time with friends – even during the pandemic – whether it be by telephone, or learning how to negotiate Zoom. In addition, attending on-line classes to keep my mind alert and active. Take a look at my post about Senior Planet Sign Up: Free Exercise and other Classes for Seniors | livingsenior.me
The National Institute on Aging (NIH) has a great book that you can download from their website, which covers the benefits of physical activity, how to get started (even sitting down) – any ‘physical activity’ is good for us as we age. Click this link to learn more: about the various way to engage in and learn the latest information about keeping fit, even if you have a ‘chronic’ condition. Exercise and Physical Activity | National Institute on Aging (nih.gov)
13 Tips for Aging Gracefully with Exercise, Diet, and Wellness (healthline.com)
For a booklet from NIH, click the link below.
Exercise & Physical Activity For Healthy Aging Get Fit For Life (nih.gov)
For good thoughts about Aging click below.
6 Steps to Accepting Your Aging Looks (oprah.com)