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Looking after yourself, the benefits for ageing

Older, wiser and more wonderful: Interesting advice on ageing.

Ageing is something that happens to everyone. We all get older. A vast majority of us look to this period of our lives with dread and worry, but it does not have to be that way. Ageing can actually be quite a positive experience, so many people are embarrassing this fact and doing things out of there comfort zone, learning new and interesting things, start living.

One of the easiest ways to achieve slow ageing is by eating the right types of food. This can be done by eating vegetables that are high in antioxidants, which protect our body from oxidative stress. This results in having a body that has clearer skin and ages slower than normal.

If your health is good, be sure to preserve it. If it is not so good, do what you can to improve it, attend a yoga class, or go for walks, exercise is a great way to keep your body and mind strong and healthy, have a positive outlook and be the change you want to be. 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. Alternative therapies are a great way to unwind, de-stress and alleviate ailments and conditions that you may be experiencing and are also great for stress.


Stay younger longer by staying as happy as possible. Stress is a direct factor in damage that is done to your body and mind. By avoiding stress and doing things you love you will stay younger longer. Try taking up meditation and get out of the house and office, get some fresh air and have fun, do activities that get your heart pumping, taking care of yourself is important. Reflexology and meditation are a great alternative treatment for looking after yourself. Put yourself first with alternative treatments such as Reiki, reflexology, hypnotherapy and crystal healing. All these treatments out there are for you to take advantage of for a healthy, body and mind.


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. Reflexology supports the natural flow of cortisol into the body, just one treatment every two weeks will help with depression, anxiety, aches and pains. So if you're feeling down, spend time doing the things that make you happy, watch things that make you laugh, smile, be the change you want to be. Empower yourself and be brave to seek help from friends or book in for alternative therapies, reflexology, Reiki, healing, crystal healing or an alternative treatment that suits you and your needs for a healthy body, mind and soul.

As stated in the introduction to this article, ageing is something that is going to happen to everyone. No one can cheat death. However, the more good advice one has on the process, the easier it is to cope with the transitions and changes that ageing entails.

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