Aren’t you tired of being told that getting older means having to make compromises? Shouldn’t it be up to you to decide what you’re willing to change about your life? Age takes an inevitable toll on all of us, but these days it doesn’t have to be life-defining, and though it may require a little more effort, you can keep on looking and feeling good. You just need to be smart about it.
When you were younger you may have watched your weight, but you probably didn’t worry too much about exactly what you ate otherwise. As you get older, it’s worth paying a lot more attention to nutrition, because a good diet will really improve the way you look and feel. Try to get plenty of fruit and veg and stay well hydrated. Eat long chain carbohydrates (cereals, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes etc.) and avoid sugars in order to keep your energy levels stable. Make sure you get plenty of calcium to look after your bones. To help absorb the calcium you ingest, you should spend time (although not too much time!) in the sun – a good excuse to lie around in your back yard.
Enjoy looking good
Older skin, hair and muscle needs more care to keep it looking good, so why not treat yourself to spa treatments and trips to the hairdressers with your best friends? It’s really useful to have people who know you well on hand to help when you’re developing a new look. To make the most of your figure as you get older, you’ll need to accept that it’s changing. Rather than squeezing into old clothes than no longer flatter you, you can go out with the girls in search of fun new styles that do. They can also help you pick out make-up. Keep foundation light, pay extra attention to brows and lashes, and tone down your lipstick to make the most of your features.
Get a little help
Even if you’re taking great care of yourself, you’re going to notice a few problems developing with your body as you get older, but you don’t have to let them shape your whole life. If your hearing is starting to go, don’t let yourself fade out of conversations – try an implant like Miracle-Ear and you can still be the life and soul of the party. If your eyesight is failing, seek out a stylish pair of spectacles that really flatter your face. You could also try contact lenses – even if you’ve done so in the past and they haven’t worked for you, they might now, because there are many new varieties available. If arthritis or weakening muscles are making it harder to walk, don’t be shy about using a cane to help. A good quality one can look very sophisticated and it will help you to keep on doing the things you love.
Getting older means change but it doesn’t have to mean loss. You can still feel good, look gorgeous and be a force to be reckoned with.