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Aging Myths - Breaking Down The Most Common Misconceptions


No matter how much we try to wish it away, no matter what we try to do to stay young, growing older is simply not going to go away. There's nothing we can do about it and we can't run away from it because in the end it will catch up to us, so there's no sense in even wasting the time and energy to do so. This scares people, but it shouldn't be this way. Many reasons why people are afraid to turn old is because they have heard too many horror stories and myths about aging. Let's try and break down some of the most common myths about getting older.

One of the most common myths that people believe is that when a person gets old they will also immediately become senile. Most people tend to believe that the elderly are a bunch of old creatures that are not able to even think for themselves let a lone able to take care of themselves. However if the truth be known, only five percent of all seniors become senile. And the real good news is that a lot of mental functioning that might decline can actually be reversed or even prevented. One of the key things is to make sure that you have enough nutrients in your body as well as vitamins, especially B6 and B12.

Another common myth about getting older is that a person is going to lose all of their teeth. It is not because of old age that a person loses their teeth. No, the reason for this are gun diseases that people might get in their younger years. The most common would be gingivitis and this is when the gums turn red and will swell and bleed often. So, if a person takes good care of their gums, they may never have to consider false teeth.

The third most common myth is that when a person gets older the sicker that they are going to get. Although it's true that there are a lot of changes that we go through as we grow older, and some can lead to bad health conditions if they are not taken care of. But being old doesn't mean that you are going to feel tired as well as sick all of the time.

If older people eat good and take vitamin and nutrient supplements they can help improve their immune systems in order for them to be able to fight off illnesses that might otherwise be harder on them if their immune system is weak.

Chronic types of diseases can be prevented and or treated simply by changing a person's lifestyle. For instance adding extra calcium and magnesium to one's diet will help a lot of people with their blood pressure as well as their bones. Not eating as much salt will help maintain the heart and weight. Simply keeping a person's blood pressure in check can help alleviate a lot of different ailments.

The idea that you are too old to change your lifestyle for it to make a difference is another myth. It is not the truth to think that once you reach a certain age you are at the point of no return and nothing is going to change even if you try. Any change in lifestyle will have an affect on your body no matter how old you are. Quit smoking, eat better and do some sort of exercise are all changes that will help the aging person.

Believing that nutritional needs don't change with age. This is not true because, at every stage of life the body requires a variety of different types of nutrition. Infants and teens have different needs, young adults have different needs and so do older people have different kinds of nutritional needs. Understanding what needs your body requires at whatever stage of life is going to help your body remain healthy.

Remember, we can't avoid growing older but we can try to maintain good health so that we can enjoy this stage of our lives just as we enjoyed the other stages that led us to old age.



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