3 Tips for Ageing Comfortably
The truth is getting older can be hard: we look different, we aren’t as mobile as we once were and it may feel like everything is changing. There are a few things you can do to help yourself age as well as humanly possible. Personally I don’t think ageing is a bad thing, it’s just a sign that you’ve lived and learned a little more, but I also think there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be as comfortable as possible. Here are my top 3 tips for ageing comfortably:
1. Consider Making Home Improvements
It can sometimes feel easier to leave your home, than to change it to make it suit your needs. Moving is expensive, a lot of work, and a ton of stress. Between lawyer’s fees, any property taxes you need to pay and the cost of movers, it can add up quickly. It’s often easier and cheaper to just make adjustments to your home so that it really suits you throughout the coming stages of your life. You can install a stairlift to make life easier and consider changing stairs to ramps at the entrance of your home. Your home is likely filled with plenty of treasured memories, so it can be more than just a logistical decision to stay!
2. Be Active
Being active is one of the best things you can do as you age. Yes it may be harder to get in the 30 minutes of activity a day, but a brisk walk, yoga or a sport can be a great way to be social while keeping your heart rate up. There are numerous studies that show cardiovascular fitness is incredible for your heart and health. It’s also really good for you socially – it can be harder to keep up with friends as life goes on, but by being active socially you’re killing two birds with one stone – it’s also a great way to be accountable as if you miss a session your friends will wonder where you have been.
3. Learn an Instrument or a new Language
It’s never too late to learn something, and if you’ve always dreamed of learning to play the piano or guitar, why not take it up now? Chances are, as you age, you have more free time than ever before and now is the time to learn the things you always put off. Keeping your brain busy is a good way to fight off ageing brand diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s also fun to make time for things you might not have been able to do earlier in life.
No matter what you choose, just remember that this stage of your life should be enjoyed to the best of your ability! Making small changes to your lifestyle can result in dramatic improvements in your quality of life.