Terris Little Haven

Retired Nurse | Family Oriented Parent | Living My Best Life In Georgia | Furry Pet Owner | Passionate Blogger | Tiny House Living Owner And Enthusiast


6 tips to age with grace

Aging is no fun at all, but I believe that you can age gracefully and without fear with a few tips and tricks. Luckily, that is exactly what we are talking about today! Tips to age with grace. I hope that, if you are struggling, these tips can help you today and forever! Here are a few tips to age with grace, without fear – 

Drink enough water

This first tip is extremely important and I have good news for you… It’s easy to do! Sure, the habit of drinking more water might be a bit challenging to start and stick to. However, once you get started, all you have to do is continue filling up your water bottle each day. To make it easier on yourself, you could add fruits and vegetables to flavor your water. Cucumber, lemons, limes, or oranges are awesome additions! The general rule of thumb has always been to drink 8 glasses of water each day, but I think this is outdated. Most recommendations should be weight-specific + activity level-specific and in addition to that, most people do get instructed to drink a gallon a day. Drinking enough water is very important because it keeps your body going. Every function requires the use of water. It gives you energy, it helps you regulate your organs, it increases your immune system, and so much more. Plus, the main reason as to why it’s on this list is that water is SO good for your skin. It’s the #1 wrinkle protectant out there. The real MVP.

Lower your stress

Stress affects everyone differently, ranging from a minor nuisance to a debilitating condition that makes day-to-day living difficult. Chronic stress experienced over a period of months or years can cause lasting damage to both the mind and body, making you feel fatigued, distracted, or irritable. Severe forms of stress, such as depression, may also result in an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, headaches, heartburn, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar levels. But stress also leads to other destructive behaviors. As people attempt to cope with the unpleasant emotions associated with stress, they often rely on other unhealthy habits such as overeating, smoking, and drinking. Reducing your stress is like taking a weight off of your shoulders. Besides alleviating internal tension, lower stress levels will protect your health in the long term. When it comes to aging specifically, lowering your stress is extremely important when it comes to all-around health, especially heart health and mental health.

Be kind to your skin

Everyone knows that this is important, but as you age, it becomes even more important. Be kind to your skin and use less harsh products on it. Trust me – you will greatly benefit! 

Get physically active

I once heard that you can continue doing whatever you love as long as you keep doing it. What does this mean? Let’s take weightlifting, for example. If you have lifted weights all of your life, you can more than likely still do it today. If you stopped, it’s really hard to pick it back up and get to where you were again. Maybe even impossible. So, keep doing what you have always done. Exercise is so important to all people, but when it comes to aging, it can help so much with bone density, overall health, and brain and heart function, as well. It is especially important if you are at-risk of being overweight, having diabetes, depression, or getting blood clots.

Laugh more

Laughter is one of the most important things out there, I think, and there are so many benefits to simply laughing. Be around family and friends and just have fun! One of the most dangerous side effects of too much stress is that it raises your blood pressure to dangerous levels. However, here’s a positive domino effect: laughter reduces stress. So, if laughing reduces stress, then your lowered stress level also lowers your blood pressure. It also improves brain health!  Stress can have a powerful adverse effect on the brain. When the stress hormone cortisol runs rampant, it can eat away at your short-term memory function. With laughter, those stress hormones are reduced, which gives your brain time to repair itself from the damage that cortisol does. Pretty cool, right?

Try micropigmentation

6 tips to age with grace

Last but not least, and maybe my favorite tip out there that I recently learned about… Try micropigmentation! If you are looking for scalp micropigmentation near Atlanta, New Man SMP can help you out. New Man SMP was established upon time-tested principles that have led to countless lives being changed. 

The artist, Damian’s journey began in Jacksonville in 1991 when he went from master barber to a leading SMP artist. “At 14 years old, he and a friend each saved $10 and split the cost of his first set of clippers. As he serviced neighborhood clients, family members, and classmates, he developed a God-given talent and eventually enrolled in barber school to pursue his craft professionally. After 24 years of attention to detail, patience, focus, and commitment to client satisfaction, SMP (scalp micropigmentation) became his best long-term solution for men suffering the confidence-draining effects of hair loss.”

So, you might be wondering what SMP is. SMP replaces your hair with small amounts of pigment. This gives you an authentic-looking alternative to baldness or thinning hair. SMP looks great on all skin tones, there is little to no down time (mostly just a bit of redness that subsides within 1-3 days, if anything), and results can last 5 years or longer!

6 tips to age with grace

New Man SMP is proud to offer the world’s leading hair loss solution, which has helped change the lives of men who are suffering from hair loss. “Compared to other hair replacement procedures, SMP is the most cost-effective way to retain a youthful and masculine look and the confidence that comes with it. It’s virtually permanent and maintenance-free, with no need for expensive products and time-consuming hassles in the morning. Just get up and go.” If you have any questions about SMP, reach out here: thenewmansmp@gmail.com.

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