Most of us on this site are old, older, and oldest so what does old feel like and what does just unhealthy habits feel like? Most people don't know the difference and most people just think anything that feels bad or hurts after 50 is just what getting old feels like. There is no doubt about it that after 50 the body slows down in a noticeable way and we need to just accept that as a fact. No use fretting over something that we cannot change. It is also a fact that we can feel good in our later years and that we need to seek medical help for conditions that are not a part of normal aging. Following healthy habits makes a difference in the way people feel at any age and that includes the old, older and oldest years.
Eat, drink, and be merry and tomorrow you will still be alive and you will probably look and feel pretty lousy. I have always been a fairly moderate person, but it does not take too many excesses to add up to bad health and feeling crummy. That is the sad fact of life; small mistakes can take a huge toll and make us miserable or even be fatal. Another sad fact is that the health industry is a business enterprise in my country and good information is not obtainable or hard to obtain.
Healthy habits include healthy eating, the right and kind of physical activity, and a positive attitude and emotional support. As we age, we have to work harder to live healthy in these three ways, but if we know what we need then we know what we can do to stay healthy. I have made changes in my own life and I know people who have made changes in their own lives to improve all three areas. I also know people who have situations that are overwhelming and they don't seem to have a good choice, but that is true at any age, but most of us can make some change even if it is our attitude and/or just focus on what is possible. I know that the older years diminish our capacity and our resources but it also gives us wisdom and leisure time and in some ways, the older years are or can be as good as any other years.
I hope this blog is not too long and will be read through and make some Chatters feel more positive and look for ways that may just make a BIG difference in the way they feel and look.