Getting Older: 4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Body Feeling Young

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Aging is a natural process we all experience. However, it doesn’t have to be a bad thing, and as long as you recognize when you might need to start making more of an effort to keep some of your youth, it doesn’t have to be difficult, either. There’s a ton of advice out there about looking young, but keeping your body feeling young is going to bring out your best self and improve your life overall. Here are some easy ways to do just that.

 

Stress Less

The effects of stress have been on everyone’s radar lately and for good reason. Symptoms of stress can include fatigue, muscle aches, insomnia, mood changes, and can even worsen other health conditions.

 

One of the easiest- and very effective- ways to mitigate stress on your body is to slow down and take a deep breath. Doing this a few times will make you aware of your body, and you might even realize you can’t take a full deep breath right away. Many of us don’t notice how short our breath is when life gets going and we aren’t paying attention to our needs. But by taking that first break and simply breathing, it will force you to be mindful and this will also help in reducing even more stress from your body.

 

Practice Yoga

Yoga also helps reduce stress, but there are countless more benefits- all of which will keep your body feeling young and sharp. When you’re doing yoga, you are stretching muscles, increasing circulation, breathing properly, and your brain is taking a much-needed break. The more you practice, the more you benefit, and the better you will feel. According to Yoga Journal, doing yoga can benefit your relationships, make you happier overall, and ease pain.

 

Do Something You Love

Feel-good touches from your significant other releases oxytocin, a hormone that helps reduce anxiety. Being intimate and rekindling old flames with the one you love can support your immune system and even improve cardiovascular health. According to Dr. Mehmet Oz, the effect won’t be the same if the intimacy isn’t with someone you care about. You can get also get the same benefits from taking up something you enjoy, such as painting or running.

 

Visit a Chiropractor

One common complaint of aging is back pain, which starts to limit your ease of mobility. This can be caused by a number of things, and a chiropractor may be able to help figure that out and treat you properly. Additionally, if you have frequent headaches and/or neck pain, consulting a chiropractor like those at Fulk Chiropractic may be a good idea. For more information, check out the Olathe Chiropractor website.

 

All of these suggestions will lead to having more energy, and therefore, maintain your youth. The more you can do daily tasks without feeling restrained- both with work and other interests you have- the younger you will feel. The main idea to keep your body feeling young is to keep stress under control. Although there are numerous ways to do so, sticking with a few different things will leave you feeling amazing.