Coping with ageing

How we age boils down to how well we look after our immune systems, with the fact being that an unhealthy immune system wouldn’t allow us to live past birth. This is the secret to living a longer and more fulfilled life, so we can grow old gracefully.

There are many different illnesses associated with ageing, such as heart disease, Cancer, Arthritis, Pneumonia, and memory loss. Keeping our bodies healthy will help us to fight these problems in the future, as our immune system will continue working efficiently in keeping our body cleansed.

People can start to show signs of ageing from around the age of 22, therefore starting to age soon after becoming an adult. Typical signs of ageing include:
• Skin starts to lose its tightness, and becomes saggy. Crows feet also start to appear at the side your eyes.
• Hearing gets worse and may eventually fail.
• High levels of Cholesterol.
• Eye lenses start to stiffen, making it difficult to focus clearly on objects close to us.
• Sexual appetite decreases, as a result in energy levels decreasing, too.
• Loss of weight, as a result of a loss in muscle mass.
• Height may shrink.

The process of ageing, as well as when this happens, is dependant entirely upon genetics; it will happen when it’s supposed to. Genes play a crucial role in determining our lifespan, but the process of ageing is also dependant upon how healthy we keep our bodies and minds. For those who give their bodies the correct care and attention, they are likely to live until around 90 years old, with no reasons as to why this wouldn’t be possible. This age could also significantly increase in the future, as a result of the advancement in technology we are slowly starting to see and hear about.

The best way to cope with ageing is simply to treat it as a process of change; one of the many changes you’ll experience in life. Whether a welcomed change or not, ageing is something no one has any control over, so the best way to cope with it is to simply embrace it.

When you start to age, it’s important that you don’t view yourself any differently, as this is unhealthy. Denying the fact that you’re ageing is unhealthy and even physically harmful at times. Denial often stops people from being accountable for their health, consequently eating unhealthily, staying indoors rather than going outside, and isolating themselves emotionally, too.