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5 tips for active aging

SENIOR CITIZEN - Antolin dela Serna - Banat

Ato nang gibalikbalik dinhi ang mga tips o unsay angay buhaton aron magpabilin himsog ang panglawas, ug kanunay'ng aktibo, regardless pila nay atong edad. Sa ato pa, dili kinahanglan nga gumikan sa atong edad, maluya ang atong kalawasan, ug dili na kita ganahan maglihoklihok.

Maayo man gani karon, niining panahon sa kabag-ohan, ang atong mga seniors giingon dinho nga: “think, feel and behave younger than generations past.” Bitaw, tungod ba kaha sa daghan nang mga lingaw ug kalingawan, ug daghan nang mga concerns, nga ang ato karong senior citizens, mga batan-on nang mga pagbati, panghunahuna, ug panglihoklihok.

Gikan sa Internet, ania kining lima ka mga tips for healthy ang active aging, apan, una sa tanan, aniay pangutana: “Yoga in your eighties? Running your first marathon at 65? Do you think it’s too late to try something new? Think again.”

Nag-edad kana’g 80, dili ka maka-yoga, o 65, dili na ka maka-jogging, o salmot sa fun run, o marathon? Ayaw lang pud pangambisyon pag-apil sa Ironman? Imong hunahuna, late na?

Niay makadasig nimo: “Today's adults think, feel and behave five to 10 years younger than their actual age, and want to remain strong and healthy as they grow older.”

Ania, kabahin sa Abbott World Marathon Majors series, 700 ka runners nagpanuigon na’g 65 pataas ang misalmot sa Boston Marathon. Ug sa 80 and older category, adunay 11 ka seniors ang misalmot. Ikaw? Ako? Pasagdi lang ko.

So, gawas sa mga physical activities, daghan kita’g mahimo. Pananglitan, sa niaging pagpanghatag sa financial assistance sa mga seniors, daghan kaayong mga seniors ang ni-volunteer. 

Unya, giingon dinhi nga, “learning a second language can help you maintain better cognitive function as you age. A study conducted at Emory University suggests that keeping the brain active through music may also reduce dementia.”

So, ania ang lima ka mga butang nga angay nimong buhaton, to inspire healthy aging, regardless pilay imong edad:

Tap into your inner artist. Ever wish you had a creative outlet? This may be the right time to sign up for a painting class or learn to play the trumpet. 

Get moving. Not everyone is ready to run 26.2 miles in a marathon, but many of us would benefit from walking every day. Park your car further from a store's entrance or walk around the block with a friend. 

Balance your diet. As people age, their bodies need more protein for muscle and overall health. You can add the recommended five to seven ounces of daily protein to your diet through a variety of lean foods like beans and nuts, fish, skinless chicken and eggs.

Have a positive outlook. Smile often; it lightens your mood and can brighten the day of others around you. Results from a Swedish study demonstrated that when you smile, people treat you differently. And, more often than not, if you smile at someone, they'll smile back.

Learn a new skill. Are you intimidated by your new smart phone? Sign up for a class that will help boost your confidence.

Ato ning tagsa-tagsaon pag-toki sa sunod natong ‘senior corner’ nga lindog.


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