The Bright Side of Aging

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A lot of people are scared to age or become old. We all know that’s inevitable, although some people think they can cheat aging by getting surgeries and treatments, using anti-aging creams, and taking anti-aging pills. Even though aging may seem like a disappointment, there are a lot of benefits that you can get as you grow older.

We Become Smarter

A study has been done proving that people between the ages of 40 to 60 performed better on inductive reasoning, spatial orientation, and vocabulary tests than those in their twenties. Though the younger brain may have better short-term memory and speedier brains. Brains of older people become much better at solving problems and dealing with difficult tasks.

We Become Happier

Thanks to a certain part of our brain called “Amygdala,” which is responsible for our emotional stability,  we become happier as we age . Do you notice how you get better and better at handling negative situations as you grow old? We focus more on the things that matter to us and that makes us become better and happier individuals. We don’t dwell on the negatives because we already know how it only adds stress to our lives.

We Care Less About What Others Think About Us

Eventually, our minds will stop getting intimidated by what others think about us. We will become more comfortable in our own skin, and more happy and content with what we have. We stop concerning ourselves with other people’s judgmental opinions about us. You should know that style actually gets better with age! Studies have proven that stress level decrease at the age of 50.

We Become Immune To Viruses

As we age, our bodies have greater risk of getting problems. Although, scientists have proven that people over the age of 65 are less likely to contract serious flu pandemics than those who are younger. Due to having been exposed to the viruses earlier in life, older people are able to defend their bodies, whereas younger people get exposed.

We Are More Stable And Secure

Older people have saved up sufficient amount of money to live comfortably, therefore making them stable and secured for the rest of their lives. The best thing about getting old is you’ll be able to spend your money on your own without the demands of work and children. Most elderly people who are at or past their retiring age describe the last five or ten years of their lives as their happiest moments.

So stop fidgeting about getting old. Lessen your wrinkles as you look on the bright side of aging!

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Moji Tehranian

Moji is a certified personal trainer. She has had the privilege to work with many busy clients who are balancing family, work and fitness. As a busy mom herself with a full-time job and kids, Moji understands that fitness isn't just about working out. To her, fitness is an integral part of the overall balance of life. Moji is also the editor of the Sleek.ly branded "Get Fit. Get Sexy." monthly magazine.

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