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23 July, 2007

Health Tips-1: "Ten Mantras for the Aged"

Beauty is only skin deep. Yet fortunes are made through anti-ageing drugs, cosmetic surgeries, beauty creams, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.

As life-spans are increasing courtesy medical science, there is a need for healthcare and services for the elderly. Since you can’t defy ageing, nor are happy joining the “Aged Club”, the next best thing is to age gracefully.

· Reduce stress to lessen the strain on your nervous system
· Adopt a pet. You will be saving a life. Pet therapy produces good emotions which increase the endorphins in the body. Your immune system gets a boost.
· Meditate or pray for inner peace and serenity. The healing power is both psychological and physiological.
· Forgive and forget to reduce stress. Practise positive anger management.
· Think positive. If you go around with a frown, it may become a permanent feature on your face. Be thankful for what you have and don’t envy what you don’t.
· Don’t try to dictate terms to the young. Let them lead their lives independently or you will cause unnecessary friction. Just advise and then back off.
· Eat fresh. Greens and fruits provide vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to boost your body’s immune system.
· Develop a hobby. Do all those things you had always planned to do but never had the time. Remember old age is not about giving up but living up! For instance, gardening is good for your health. You get exercise, fresh air and sunshine.
· Go for the great outdoors. Nature rambles are good for fresh, oxygenated air. Make a self-commitment to exercise daily. This improves blood circulation.
· Bottoms up for water and non-alcoholic fluids. It is good for your liver and kidney.

-- Courtesy: Health Supplement, The New Indian Express

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