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Aging Gracefully: Tips to Keeping Your Mind, Body Young

Sep 9, 2014

As you watch your children or grandchildren grow and begin a new grade at school this Tips for aging gracefullyyear, it’s only natural to start thinking of how you’ve aged over the years and what your future holds as you and your family progress in life. To help slow down some of the effects that naturally occur as you age, Elements Massage offers the following tips to keep your mind and body feeling young.

Stay Active

As you age, you might think you’ll naturally slow down. But, the more active you stay as you reach milestone birthdays, the healthier you can feel physically and the happier you can live mentally. Regular cardio exercise, like walking and riding your bike, not only helps keep your body active and strong, but it can also be great for releasing stress and promoting a more positive attitude. Regular strength and flexibility training is also great for helping keep your posture in line and your mobility flexible, both of which are important factors to aging gracefully. 

Keep a Positive State of Mind

Your mind can be one of the weakest muscles in your body if you leave it to wander into negative feelings of self-doubt, self-defeat and low self-esteem. You can only experience true piece of mind when you learn to let go of the negative thoughts and influences in your life. To keep your mind free of negativity and full of youthfulness, take notice and appreciate all of the little things in life. And, remember that age is only a number. You’re only as old as you think you are, so throwback your attitude to your earlier years when you found pleasure in the simpler things in life.

Take Time Out for Yourself

Whether you have children or not, adults are notorious for putting the needs of others before themselves in both personal and professional situations.  It is only a matter of time before you’ll experience total burnout if you don’t take time to focus on your own health and well-being. To be the best version of yourself for you, your family and your career, it’s important to designate regular time in your life that’s dedicated to refueling and reinvigorating your mind, body and soul. Monthly massage therapy sessions are great times to do this as massage helps relax and repair your mind and body so you’re prepared to continue running strong  in all aspects of your life today and as you age.

As we celebrate Healthy Aging Month throughout September, make it a point this month to take the time to focus on ways to incorporate some of these healthy habits into your daily life.  It’s a great time of year to invest in your mind and body’s health and wellness. Elements Massage is here to help. Visit www.elementsmassage.com to find the location nearest to you. 

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