Here’s a surprising thought: aging isn't a disease. Sounds like common sense, doesn’t it? But the message our society sends is the exact opposite — that aging is an illness, and we must “fix” it to find happiness.
We don’t age overnight. We don’t wake up one morning having shifted from the full bloom of youth into geriatric diapers and arthritic knees. We age every day, and simultaneously, we are renewing every moment. So the habits of today create the health of tomorrow. It doesn’t matter how old you are today; starting from childhood, the choices you make in the present will impact the body, mind and spirit of tomorrow.
Ancient traditions like Ayurveda embrace aging, and they offer tips on how to transition through the stages of life naturally, gracefully, and beautifully. The result? Peace and happiness at every stage of life. If that sounds like something you’re looking for now, give some of these tips a try.
1. Protect your digestion.
Your digestion processes EVERYTHING that you take in from this world — not just food and drink, but all the sites, smells and sounds. Your digestion draws nutrition from all you take in and removes the waste, which can otherwise build up and leave toxicity in the system. As you age, poor nutrition and buildup of toxins and waste contribute to a wide variety of health issues. A few simple choices can go a long way: