Maintaining a youthful lifestyle takes an open mind and open heart to live life authentically, true and carefree. Here are a few steps to get you started on maintaining a youthful lifestyle. Living a good lifestyle is essential to happiness and health. Many have identified what it takes to be happy and have actually found a proactive way to achieve it. It is always a good idea to keep discovering things about yourself. Continue to develop new hobbies and interests. Stimulate your brain! Pick up a new hobby, find a new challenge, go back to school, and read more. Don’t become bored with life, there’s too much to learn and do. Become a people person! Give back, Reach out and try to help someone every day. It is exhilarating. Join a club or meet-up group with those of a like-mind. Being around people with similar interests is a great feeling and will have you creating new friendships along the way.
This is not always doable, but if your lifestyle is conducive for pet ownership, get a pet. It has been shown time and time again in studies that pet owners live healthier, less stressful, longer lives! Adopt from your local shelter and you’ll be doing two things to help you feel good. Pets offer unconditional love and they are always happy to see you.
Exercise is essential. Find something you enjoy and go out and do it! Even if you take a walk everyday for 15-20 minutes, it is better than sitting on the couch with the remote in your hand. Join a yoga class. Try Zumba. A sedentary lifestyle contributes to obesity, cardiovascular problems, stiff joints, lackluster skin and hair and low energy.
Hydrate! Hydrate! Eat fresh, whole, unprocessed foods. Avoid, empty calorie, junky, chemical filled foods. Real food satisfies your soul and nourishes your body! Hit the fresh fruit and vegetable section of the grocery store. Nothing tastes as good as fresh produce. It also has more vitamins and nutritional value.
Always wear sunscreen. Nothing ages skin faster than exposure to the sun’s rays. Sun damage is cumulative. That golden tan of youth will eventually produce unwelcome wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, age spots, and potentially skin cancer in your middle to later years.
You get what you think about. Why not think about well-being. If you think about love, life, and abundance, then that is exactly what you will get. It is the power of positive thinking.
Source: “Five Ways to Maintain a Youthful Lifestyle.” List My Five. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.