Let’s admit it, age shows in a person’s physical appearance. But with the right attitude and taking the right action, people have every opportunity to stay young longer.
And so it is just appropriate for people to find ways to maintain their youthful glow not only physically but even emotionally and mentally. It’s still the totality of a person that matters and there are steps we can take to delay the aging process.
For married couples who want to grow old together, doing certain physical activities can really be helpful. And this can even be a way of establishing a deeper connection with each other that you can carry on for a long time in the future.
Gain new skills
Couples in their golden years including those who are older and already in their retirement can engage in a lot of physical activities not to entertain themselves. But apart being a source of entertainment, doing this is also a way to gain more knowledge and skills on things that were not of interest to you during your younger days.
Experts say that taking this step will help older people exercise the part of their brain that was unused before. The author of Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever pointed out that acquiring new skills definitely helps people stay younger.
Some of the things you can do then are enroll in music lessons that entail the use of a new musical instrument or play those old classic games or even the new ones that can regularly exercise your mind. Keep in mind that a person’s intellectual skills as he or she gets older but with constant practice. There is still an opportunity to sharpen the mind.
Doing certain physical activities on a regular basis is important. Discuss on what you’d like to do together that can help maintain a fit body. Aerobic activity such as walking is strongly recommended by the experts and it’s not only good for the body. Because it also helps improve brain power. As such, it can prevent impairment of your memory for the long term.
Indeed a sound body promotes a healthy mind and physical exercise plays a vital role in achieving these goals. Some people in their retirement age no longer plan to work on a regular and full time basis. Many couples prefer to enjoy their older years by simply relaxing and going on vacation in their favorite destinations. But then again, incorporating physical activities every day is still very important.
Cut back on the calories
Alongside exercise is the responsibility to follow a healthy diet. This means giving more attention to what you eat and drink.
Meat and processed food are a no-no for older couples. In fact, studies conducted by experts on the long life of old people in other parts of the world found that reducing what you eat every mealtime by 20 percent and eating more vegetables than before are key factors to a healthy and long life.
So being old does not mean you’ll have to stop what you love to do. It’s the attitude that counts and when you couple it with the right physical exercise. You can enjoy staying married for a long time.