Age, A Number or Not?

Dear readers, aging-stages-cartoon

Psst…have you hear that there is a secret to aging? In the latest issue of AARP  magazine there is an article that suggest “31 Proven Age Erasing Secrets,” yeah, tips on how to erase, set back, stop or slow down the aging process.  But, there is a down side, what doesn’t stop, goes backwards or slows down is the Numbers.

These days graying or loss of hair, diminished hearing, fading vision, less pep, and memory loss isn’t trendy. The general point of view about aging means people who have lost their usefulness. In other words, a person of advanced age no longer fits into a society that workshops youth, beauty, and a flawless body.

I’m 52, yeah, I said my age out loud. I believe that daily moderate exercise, healthy eating, sleeping well, staying connected to family and friends; while engaging in mentally stimulating activities, can help elderly people have a better quality of life during the aging process.

Photos taken by aahman_-2

This is my story. What say you?

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4 comments

    • Dragthepen

      Thank you for your kind words. I’m learning to take life one day at a time, and enjoy the journey. Getting back int my yoga practice, spending time in the kitchen watching old movies while I cook,and I teach college level ESL, so hanging around young people helps.

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  1. magniflorioushomeschoollife

    I agree! I’m 41 and I’ve watched my parents and grandparents grow older. I’ve seen how the world around them and they way they function in it and perceive it plays a part in how they’ve aged. I’m a sedentary person so getting even moderate exercise is a real trial for me. But I do feel better when I exercise and make better food choices. Age is a number but time still moves on. It’s up to us how that journey will affect our bodies and minds, I believe.

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    • Dragthepen

      Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and to make a comment. I miss my grandparents some of the best times I had as a kid growing up was at their house. I always saw them as wise and kind. Even as they aged, I never saw them as old and useless.

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