Most people would agree that growing old beats the alternative since aging is just a fact of life. Unless life is cut short due to an accident or illness, it is a near certainly that old age will come to all. It will approach slowly, but then it will appear.
It may be entirely possible to feel virtually the same physically speaking at age forty or fifty as a person did at age twenty. However, most people will feel the effects of aging by the time they are sixty and surely by age seventy. The body has started to wear out more rapidly by the age of senior citizens, and changes become noticeable.
Statistics state that people can and possibly should plan to live longer now than at any other time in history. With the medical and technological advances which help to prolong life, living to a ripe old age is likely for most people. Although some would prefer not to attain the age that is considered to be elderly with the physical and mental limitations which may accompany the aging process, there is little a person can do to alter the exact time of their demise.
There are things which can be done, however, to make those sunset years more enjoyable. A main factor is maintaining good health as a person ages. With the severity of the obesity situation in the United States, remaining healthy is a major concern. Although the percentage of people who are what is called morbidly obese is relatively small, more adults are overweight to at least a minor degree than are not. Almost everyone could stand to lose a few pounds or more. Maintaining a healthy weight is paramount to remaining fit into the later years. Eating healthy is essential to good health.
Health products are in plentiful supply through all kinds of avenues, including retail stores, wholesale purchase, and through network marketing (also called MLM or multi-level marketing). They come in all shapes and forms such as a wide variety of pills, bars, cookies, candy, and nutritional supplement drinks. They are touted to help the aging process and make growing old more enjoyable. There are many products which claim to help in the aging process in order to live a good life into old age.
Everyone would concede that poor physical and mental health conditions contribute to a myriad of problems. It is difficult to be happy and productive when one is not feeling well. Most people would like to find a way to slow down the aging process to make it easier to cope with the stresses which can accompany old age.
When Japanese Americans and immigrants were incarcerated in camps during World War II, the older people faced a real challenge. There was not much for them to do, and they often suffered health problems. Many of those who were able to keep their bodies and minds active have lived long lives since being released from their unjust imprisonment.
It is possible to remain in relatively good health into the older years. It takes trying to live a healthy lifestyle so that obesity and ill health are not major factors in reducing the quality of life. Taking care of oneself is vital.