Dealing with Illness & Grief
People who have had a heart attack, survived cancer or experienced grief with the loss of a spouse have to face the reality and find ways to continue healthy living. These incidences can serve as a source of strength in helping others. Some people may join or form a support group and others might write articles about it.
What is clear, to age well is to be always moving forward emotionally and reaching out. Keep your mind in the present to avoid worrying about the future and or dwelling on past mistakes. This is proven to be stress and anxiety reducer. Become mindful by allowing yourself five to 10 minutes to mediate or simply take a few slow, deep breaths and tell yourself to focus on the present. An added benefit, to practice mind-full awareness is at mealtime - practice portion control, the key to weight control. This allows you to notice how your body feels before, during and after each meal. With this awareness, you will eat when you are hungry and stop just before you feel full.
Reaching out to others
Creating mutual meaningful relationships are the answer to everything in old age. When we devote ourselves in doing for others, it will give our own self confidence a boost. Creating deep relationships will bring you peace.
What lies ahead for Aging?
The science and advances in aging are here. Advances in fighting osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease, cancer will enable many of us to live to age 100 and beyond with fewer limitations. Shortly before our natural death, we’ll experience a severe decline in our health.
Hope Anderson owner of Hope Nutritional Services is a seasoned holistic coach. Her professional background is Food and Nutrition with accreditation in dietetics. Her mission and philosophy centers on providing scientific, evidence based information, products and tools to empower people who seek her counsel on how to live healthy, vibrant lifestyle in preventing at risks diseases. To learn more about Hope Anderson, visit her website: www.hopenutriservices.com