10 Ways Healthy People Stay Healthy And Age Gracefully

Have you ever meet someone that was vibrant and full of life, very active, and exuded grace and a positive ora that attracted your attention but then only to find out that the person you are admiring is over 65 years but looks nothing like a 65 year old person based on your perception of what a 65 year old looks like. In fact you actually thought in your mind that the person you were admiring looked like they were around 48, 49 or 50 years old. And nowhere in your mind were you thinking over 65 years. Has this ever happened to you? Well it has sure happened to me and to be honest not once or twice a few times well. I have had some really youthful and vibrant individuals cross my path that I would have never guessed their age that they were 65 or over 65 years until I was told so.

 

 

So this had me wondering what made these people look so good for their age and made them age so gracefully as though they were not aging. But even sometimes looking better than they looked when they were in their 30’s or 40’s. So that started my research to find out what was their secret sauce to their profound health and being able to age so gracefully as though they were aging backward. And what I found out, is that truth be told, what kept them looking and aging so gracefully wasn’t a miracle potion or lotion miracle. But instead, these persons just learned and practiced a few simple, daily habits, that anyone can begin to practice. It’s how they not only get healthy but stay healthy. So let’s learn about some of these things that healthy persons who age gracefully do.

 

1. THEY HAVE A MORNING ROUTINE

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Healthy people who age gracefully have developed a morning routine. Having a morning routine creates for them consistency in their life and keeps them on track to starting off their day right. Which takes the stress out of the equation for how their morning will begin. As a matter of fact, by having a morning routine they are actually choosing to predict or plan how their day will begin or start off for them.

2. THEY WAKE UP FEELING GRATEFUL

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Healthy people who age gracefully wake up each day with a grateful attitude. They look at each day with a sense of thankfulness that they have the breathe of life and often express it within or even verbally as times. Their grateful attitude even flows to being grateful for the things they have such as a roof over their head, family, supportive friends, good health, not in pain and the list can go on. But overall they flow from a place of gratitude and thankfulness to God.

3. THEY MAKE HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES AND EAT REAL FOOD

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Healthy people who age gracefully eat healthy food – real, organic, grass-fed, and food as close to it’s natural state as possible. They view food as medicine and the nourishment for their body on a cellular level– so they feed their body what it needs to function optimally

4. THEY STAY ACTIVE

Healthy people who age gracefully engage in some form of physical activity or micro exercise whether it’s for 5 or 10 minutes or 15 or 30 minutes. What’s important is that they engage in a form of activity that gets the heart pumping and the body moving. Whether it’s a walk, going to the gym, doing some yoga or pilates, going for a run, or doing some stretches. They find and prioritize that time in their schedule. They know it’s not about stringent workouts or trendy workout classes but rather about daily activity that gets the blood flowing. 

5. THEY GET RESTFUL SLEEP

Healthy people who age gracefully know that getting good sleep is important for their health, recovery, maintenance and healing of their body. So this is important for them. They listen to their body and prioritize 7-8 hours each night as well as some naps in the day if the body calls for it. They are a full indorser of letting the body’s system rebalance and  do it’s thing to keep them functioning at optimal health.

6. THEY MAKE SELF-CARE A PRIORITY

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Healthy people who age gracefully know that self-care is a non-negotiable and they factor this into their lifestyle. They prioritize it by scheduling it on their calendars as they would a doctors appointment. Whether it going for a monthly massage, to spending quite time with themselves for 30 minutes a day, or taking a drive to the beach or going for a panic etc. They make sure to do this for themselves, to recharge and refresh to go again

7. THEY MAKE TIME TO SOCIALIZE BY SURROUNDING THEMSELVES WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE

Healthy people age gracefully because they embrace good people around them who have their good interests at heart. They know that no man is an island that having support and a good network of positive people in their life is also important. They take time out to call up a friend, touch base with them, or go out for a coffee to just catch up and socialize and keep that healthy connection.  

8. THEY PRIORITIZE LIFESTYLE HABITS

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Healthy people who age gracefully do not follow the hype. Nor do they follow fad diets and lifestyle changes. Whatever they incorporate in their lifestyle or habits is genuine and something that they do consistently each day for life. They do things that do not cause them friction or dislike but it must be suitable for them and fits well with them and what they can do. And is not done out of burden that will impede long-lasting wellness. They prioritize small steps and simple tweaks that slowly. improve their health and happiness.

9. THEY FORGIVE SOONER QUICKER FAST

Healthy people who age gracefully have learned the grace of forgiveness and they do not hold on to anger or grudges. They forgive and move on. They don’t hold people in mind or carry bitterness within their heart or mind against people even if it’s someone who did them wrong. Because they know that they would not be hurting anybody but themselves so they don’t give room for those seeds to grow in the garden of their mind or heart.

10. THEY DON’T DWELL ON OR LIVE IN THE PAST

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Healthy people who age gracefully realize that life has its ups and downs and sometimes no matter how we plan things sometimes never go as planned. So they have learned to roll with the punches and adjust and see things as all things will work together for the good.  They have learned the skill of adjusting to the chaotic moments, idiosyncrasies, and not-so-welcoming moments. They realize that tomorrow is a new day and a clean slate so know that whatever happened yesterday is already in the past, but today is a new day. And it’s an opportunity for a restart, a do-over, or a new approach to life.

Patricia is a certified orthopedic massage therapist, behavioral preceptor and business mentor. She has been practicing massage therapy and holistic wellness since 2017. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology. Patricia has been in the Health & Wellness fields for approximately 6 years and 6 years respectively in sales. Patricia has worked with a wide scope of persons, ranging from Olympic athletes, international dancers, entrepreneurs, office workers, and professionals, as well as paraplegics, stroke patients, and those who have issues with neurological and musculoskeletal issues. Patricia's mandate is to help people to change their health destiny and to help them to understand, align and uncover who they truely are at the core from the lens of how God made them and sees them.

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