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Old Age- Heal, Protect, Promote & Extend It”

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Category : Health & Care

Woods are lovely dark and deep
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep

What is a promise?

A promise is a commitment God makes to us that comes from His mercy, love, and grace. It is not something God owes us, and it is not something we deserve or can earn. It is freely given by God and must be freely received. Since we know of God’s great power and promises to us, we step out in faith. When most of us reach rock bottom, we wait until we feel strong enough to take a step. But real faith is expressed at the time that we feel weakest and still decide to step out. We must then put into practice goodness, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. We?Find that each litle step builds and prepares us for the next.We find the ourselves walking the kind of life that gives God the glory and makes us grow taking small steps in faith and knowing that he has provided all the power and grace we need.

That is how our life moves. A man’s life is normally divided into five main stages namely infancy,childhood,adolescence, adulthood and old age. In each of these stages an individual has to find himself in different situations and face different problems. The old age is not without problems. In old age physical strength deteriorates, mental stability diminishes; money power becomes bleak coupled with negligence from the younger generation.

Problems Due To The Ageing Process-

No one knows when old age begins. The “biological age” of a person is not identical with his “chronological age”. Nobody grows old merely by living a certain number of years. Years may wrinkle the skin, but worry, doubt, fear, anxiety, tension, and self-distrust wrinkle the soul. With the passage of time, certain changes take place in an organism. The following disabilities are considered as incident to it:

  1. Senile cataract
  2. Glaucoma
  3. Nerve deafness
  4. Osteoporosis affecting mobility
  5. Failure of special senses
  6. Bronchitis
  7. Alzheimer’s disease
  8. Rheumatism etc.

Problems Associated With Long-Term Illness-

Certain chronic diseases are more frequent among the older people than in the younger people.
These are:

  1. Degenerative Diseases of Heart and Blood vessels
  2. Cancer
  3. Diabetes
  4. Diseases of Locomotor System
  5. Genitourinary System

Suggestions to remain healthy

To remain healthy in old age, control your weight, blood pressure and diabetes, eat four to six portions of fruit or vegetables daily, do not smoke, avoid salt, drink alcohol in moderation, walk daily, maintain muscle strength and flexibility with exercise and sleep for six or seven hours a night . Adopting healthful habits can significantly alter the course of aging and prevent common diseases. Here are some suggestions to remain healthy in old age :

Go Green :-

Sticking to a vegetarian diet can help Kidney disease patients avoid accumulating toxic levels of phosphorous in their bodies. Regular use of some medicinal plants are very helpful in old age.

Tulsi:

Tulsi (Holy Basil) has a positive effect over Blood Pressure and also a de-toxicant, its regular use prevents Heart Disease.

Amala:

A Medicinal Plant throughout the winter months ia very important and keeps health intact.

Ashwagandha-

A Medicinal Plant is the best rejuvenate in old age that helps maintain proper nourishment of the tissues, particularly muscle and bones, while supporting the proper function of the adrenals and reproductive system.

Tomatoes:

Tomatoes can save you from high cholesterol: Tomatoes may be an effective alternative to drugs in lowering cholesterol and BP and in preventing heart disease.

Drink enough water:

It cleanses your body machinery and helps your heart in functioning well. Drinking of enough water will keep away chances of kidney stone and urine problem. It will also keep you looking young and active along with natural glow on your face.

Exercise regularly:

Exercise and physical activity may stop you from looking and feeling old, it may even help you live longer. Whether you’re 30, 60 or 90, endurance enables you to do what you want to do. A study by Mc Master University researchers has shown that there is no substitute for exercise when it comes to keeping old age at bay. Research from Tel Aviv University has found that endurance exercises like a jog or spinning class can make us look younger. Exercise unlocks the stem cells of our muscles. These exercises increase the number of muscle stem cells and enhance their ability to rejuvenate old muscles. Endurance exercises also improve the levels of ‘spontaneous locomotion’ — the feeling that tells our bodies to just get up and dance. Ageing is typically associated with a reduced level of spontaneous locomotion. Exercise your brain by participating in mentally stimulating activities such as reading, writing, doing puzzles and play to learn the Chess Game.

Take balanced diet:

Well balanced diet plays a very important part in keeping you healthy in old age. Avoid taking rich food like sweets, high stuffed and fried. You should add calcium rich diet as it will strengthen your bones. Add fruits, vegetables and greens in your daily diet to maintain your health in old age.

Be happy and engage in recreational activities:

During old age, Factors like social isolation, low income and depression affect health in old age. Loneliness is a common problem in old age and leads to related problems. During this time, it becomes all the more important for seniors to take on some activity which occupy their time.

Go for regular checkups:-

Keep your eyes and ears fit by regular checkup.Vision and hearing test by specialists should be a regular part of your anti-aging plan. Sight-threatening diseases that are more common with age, including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration, can be controlled or halted if caught early. Hearing loss, the third most common chronic condition can contribute to cognitive decline, depression and social isolation, To reduce your risk of eye disease, avoid tobacco smoke, wear sunglasses, maintain a healthy weight and control high blood pressure and blood sugar levels. To reduce the risk of hearing loss, consider using earplugs in noisy places. Always contact with your doctor to keep blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels under control even as you get into your 70s and beyond.

Walking Helps Us Preserve Memory:

A recent research discovered that a simple walk every other day can help elderly people keep their memory fresh longer.40 minutes are enough to boost up the memory level and you can also enjoy yourself during this walk. It is an easy and most pleasant solution for those aiming to preserve their memory for a longer period of time

Think young:

Shed off your years by thinking younger–people who maintain a young, fresh outlook towards life are better equipped to handle the trials of one’s elder years. Stop troubling yourself with your growing
age, instead, move on with everything that comes with the soothing lifestyle of old age.