1 min read
04 Mar

They say that aging is not all that it's not cracked up to be. Unfortunately, there is no escaping the aging process unless you are not of this earth any longer. A variety of people don’t embrace growing older with dignity. What I mean by this, is cosmetic surgery is a booming business in this world. Many of us pay big dollars to get Botox, nip and tucks, tummy flatten, breast and buttocks enhancements, etc.   I feel it is unnecessary.  If you pay attention to your body and do some natural maintenance, you can still have a youthful appearance.      When I look at myself in the mirror, I notice some fine lines, and some tiny wrinkles creeping up. Oh well, that’s what comes with aging. While I am aging, I am aging with dignity.  What I am at this age, is not what I was in my 20’s. I have become more aware of myself and not ashamed of who I am. I have taken on a new meaning in life and I am going with it. Taking it one day at a time.  Aging to me is like fine wine that gets better the more you leave it corked. As that wine ages, the wine taste even better when you do open that bottle and take a sip. The older I get the better I am. I know myself and accept who I am. However, I have fallen off the wagon occasionally.  I believe in mental strength and relaxation. I find a quiet moment just for me and do me. I listen to my thoughts and meditate. I find that meditation takes you to a place that is yours and yours alone.  You can think what you want and let your mind be free.  Aging is a wonderful thing, it is full of wisdom, experience, knowledge, expertise.  Invest in some small exercising, like stretching. You can start off slowly by bending and hanging your body like a raggedy Ann doll. According to the American Counsel of Exercising, stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. We need to maintain that range of motion in the joints. A hamstring stretch will help the muscles in your back of your thigh flexible.  Slide your hands down your legs until you feel a burning sensation.  Hold in for 30 seconds, then slowly sit up.  When I get up in the morning, I stretch for about 20 minutes.  Let me point out, when I stretch, I feel good for the rest of the day.  You can start a regimen at a slow pace until you feel comfortable enough to reach your toes.  I have back problems and I tell you this stretching has helped me tremendously.      Aging is no doubt life’s progression of living that you can embrace with grace and keep your body strong and healthy during the process.

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