Getting Older: Tips For Keeping Yourself Young


It is an interesting commentary on our society that we live in a world in which aging is only natural and is inevitable, yet the market is saturated with products that claim to give us a younger, more youthful appearance. If your goal is to age gracefully, then read on!  Developing good coping skills can improve the aging process. Finding the silver lining around the clouds in your life has been associated with a longer life. If you are not naturally an optimist, it's never too late to change. By focusing on the positive in your life, you can be positive you will age better.

If your health is good, be sure to preserve it. If it is not so good, do what you can to improve it. Your body is your life vessel and should be cared for as if your life depends on it, because it does. Get the help that you need to improve any health issues that you may have.  To have a healthy aging process, never stop teaching yourself new things. In life, learning is absolutely essential.  When thinking about your aging process, if you are moved to be emotional, be emotional and then let it go. Don't mull over it. Aging can be tough, and tears will happen. Make a big effort to just move on to the next thing in your amazing life. This will help keep you positive and motivated.

Depression is a "hidden" risk for developing osteoporosis. Cortisol is a stress-related hormone related to depression that depletes the bones of minerals. Studies have shown that women with depression have lower bone density in their spines and hips. So, if you're feeling down, see your doctor to find out if you have depression.  It may sound depressing but remember you are nearing the end of your life each day. Keeping this in mind will allow you to appreciate even the smallest things in life. It will give you the drive to strive to get the most out of each and every day in your life.

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Our Senior Care in Pittsburgh Makes a Difference

At Gallagher Home Care Services, we're committed to treating every patient like family. Our in-home senior care in Pittsburgh is designed to help senior citizens remain connected to the outside world, whether for a short period of time during a surgical rehabilitation, or for extended periods of time for those individuals living with a debilitating illness or permanent condition.

Personal care services in Pittsburgh are all about helping your aging loved one look and feel their best. We understand the importance of respecting and maintaining the dignity and privacy of every client, and our knowledgeable caregivers are trained to assist with safe bathing, dressing, grooming, and other activities of daily living.

Here are some of our senior personal care services in Pittsburgh:

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Make sure you're having regular checkups with your doctor. As you're getting older, more and more things can go wrong with your body. If you're visiting your doctor regularly, they can spot small problems before they turn into big ones. They'll also be able to recommend changes to your routine to keep you looking younger and living longer.  Make sure you're only drinking alcohol in moderation. For those under 65, this means you shouldn't drink more than two glasses a day. If you're over 65, this means you shouldn't drink more than one glass a day. If you're going to drink alcohol try drinking wine instead since it's shown to benefit health in small doses, unlike beer or hard liqueur.

Eat lots and lots of vegetables to slow the aging process and keep young. Evidence suggests that the damage from metabolism and toxins contribute to oxidative damage at a cellular level. There are many vegetables that are high in antioxidants which will protect the body from the oxidative stress of not eating right.  Each night, sleep a minimum of 7 to 9 hours. Insufficient sleep can lead to diseases from depression to heart disease, and has been linked to cancer. Exercise helps. Some doctors recommend melatonin (a hormone produced in humans by the pineal gland) or L-theanine, an amino acid found in tea. See an age management physician for healthy sleeping advice.

Take great care of your skin during the aging process. Discontinue using harsh soaps on skin! Use natural products such as olive, almond or avocado oil to clean your face. Break the cold cream habit if you have one. Cold creams have an adverse effect on aging skin!  Accepting that aging is a natural process that can be met with dignity and grace can often seem difficult in today's society. We hope that the tips presented in this article will help you continue to feel young at heart and maintain your love for life as you age.

At Gallagher Home Care Services, we'll treat you like family! Contact us today to schedule a free in-home evaluation and assessment. We offer private duty care in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, including but not limited to Monroeville, Murrysville, Canonsburg, Upper St. Clair, Oakmont, Penn Hills, Moon Township, Robinson Township, and McKeesport, PA.

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