Are you afraid to age, because of the things you hear about ageing? There are so many beliefs about what people will experience while ageing. Things that sometimes are true, but that will not really happen to everyone out there. Ageing is the one thing that we all need to go through, and even if we might be scared to age, there is nothing that we can do about it. However, you can be aware of the worst beliefs on ageing and how you can change it.
Some of these beliefs aren’t even true. Here are some of the worst beliefs about ageing:
You will age just like your father and mother, because it’s in the gene
‘That’s it, you are going to age just like your parents’ — something that might scare you a lot. This is because you have the same genes as them. Of course you have them, but not exactly the same!
Life is different for you now, not as it was for them. Maybe they have done many exercises and they are fit and you might not be as fit as you need to be. The other way round is also an option. You will surely not age the same as them, even considering your start from the same genes. There’s a couple of things that you can do, to make sure that you are ageing the best way you can. Most important? Protect and even help your brain and soul, eat healthy and do regular exercise, when you are still young. That means now, no matter your age. Do it right now and keep doing. You will benefit from it when you are older.
You’re not as much creative as what you used to be
‘The older you are going to get, the less creative you might become.’ No, this isn’t the truth. In fact, if you are keeping your brain healthy and fit during your life, you will have a brain that is still healthy when you are older.
When you are getting older, it doesn’t mean that you are going to lose your creativity. This is something you are born with. You just need to make sure that you are still using your brain regularly and be as creative as what you possibly can be. Even when you are old and not working anymore. There are so many ways to express your creativity! Just look around and let yourself be creative.
Your brain is shrinking and you will start forgetting some things
‘The older you are getting, the more your brain will start to shrink and you will forget everyone and everything around you.’ This is something that might happen to a couple of older people, and you might know such persons. This doesn’t mean that it will happen to you.
By using your brain regularly, you might have a sharp one, even when you are older. So exercise your brain frequently – for instance, solve hard puzzles or problems. That will ensure you a brain that will still be functional and working completely when you are old. Eating healthy and taking vitamins and minerals is also recommended for a sharp and healthy brain.
You will feel old and really unhappy
Everywhere you look, you see the older generations that are looking old, run down and really unhappy. And this is the last thing you want when you are growing old.
The good news for you: how you feel is a life choice, it has nothing to do with aging.
You choose if you are going to be happy or unhappy. You should make sure that you decide that aging isn’t going to make you unhappy and you are going to embrace life and enjoy every minute of it.
Getting painful joints when ageing
We hear so many older people are struggling with painful joints that make their way of living so much harder. This is something that most people are afraid of. Especially if you are someone that is active and really not wanting to struggle with painful joints when you are getting older.
The good news is that you don’t need to worry about this, if you are start taking care of your body at a young age. Normally, those people that are active when they are younger will not have as much trouble with painful joints as those people that weren’t active when they were younger. You can also take some extra vitamins and minerals to prevent painful joints when aging.
With so many beliefs about ageing can make everyone depressed when they realize that they are getting older. These are the worst beliefs of getting old. This is not always the truth and there are many ways that you can make sure that you are getting old with a healthy and fit body. Then, the ageing process will not be as hard for you as for so many other people.