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11 Ways to Age Gracefully

7. Eat a diet high in nutrient-dense foods and possible supplementation of B vitamins, particularly B12 and folic acid, to lessen the risk of undernourishment.

8. Use medications responsibly.

9. Get involved in your community through continuing education, volunteer work, religious involvement, political activism, and staying in touch with supportive friends and family.

10. Keep the mind active through engaging in regular learning, educational games, reading, or continuing education.

11. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your tissues hydrated.

Of course, there are many other ways to age well, but this list helps you get started.  Aging doesn’t have to mean illness or frailty.  By staying active, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining involvement with others, you can feel better than ever in the golden years.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of 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 upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com 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

thanks

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

thanks

10:34PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

noted

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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