In literature, the season of autumn often represents balance, change and preservation. How fitting then, that Healthy Aging Month lands in September.
Viewing aging with a positive attitude will do wonders, both physically and mentally. Healthy Aging Magazine recommends several tips to help you live your life to the fullest this September and for years to come:
Focus on your mental age.
Think about your favorite age, and envision what it felt like. Whether you were a child, a teenager, or an adult or you were older, reconnect with that part of yourself without focusing on how your current age should feel or act.
Simply walking in a healthy manner can and greatly improve your mood and physical health. Put on comfortable shoes and get active! Walks can provide social opportunities, too, so grab a friend and hit the road!
Start a new hobby.
It’s never too late to try something new. What have you always wanted to try, but have never had the time for? Try taking up knitting, taking a class, or learning how to play an instrument. Finding something to be passionate about will bring something new and fun to your daily life.
As they say, fake it ‘til you make it. Make a conscious effort to smile more often. Several studies have shown that smiling can positively impact your mood. Additionally, foster friendships with people who encourage your positivity.
Just following these simple steps can help you live your life to the absolute fullest every day. It’s never too late to start!