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11 Ways to Age Gracefully

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11 Ways to Age Gracefully

There are many ways to minimize the risk of illness and to maximize the quality of life in one’s years.  The following list provides 11 ways to age well:

1. Honor the need to reflect on your life and experience since it can be therapeutic.

2. Participate in some form of aerobic exercise like brisk walking which improves heart and lung functioning.

3. Learn an activity like Tai chi or qigong since they improve balance and have been shown to reduce the risk of injuries as a person ages.

4. Weight train to maintain muscle and bone strength.

5. Participate in fulfilling sexual activity to stimulate the sexual-reproduction system.

6. Eat more fruits and vegetables to maintain or improve digestion and to obtain critical nutrients to maintain health.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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2:53PM PDT on Jun 27, 2013

Be true to yourself,and follow your hearts desire,keeping mind and body healthy.

4:41PM PDT on May 24, 2013


8:10AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Check on your inner child and do the things you weren't allowed to do. If you want to fly a kite go for it and giggle

11:38PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013


10:34PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013


4:46AM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

Thank you

8:53AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Great ideas. Good reminders.

5:07PM PDT on Sep 7, 2011

thank you

3:22PM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

Aging is a matter of mind - if you don't mind, it doesn't matter. -- Mark Twain

3:09AM PDT on Jul 27, 2011

I agree with Pat Vee!! It's nice to be thought younger than ones age too!

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