Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me!

I’m going to be Fifty tomorrow! The BIG FIVE OH!!! OH My, that feels like such a huge number. I’m feeling so OLD!!! I can’t believe I’m joining The FIFTY CLUB!!! It’s better to be getting older than to be DEAD!

I’m always told that I look young for my age or that I have found the fountain of youth. But I certainly feel my age. I have lots of aches and pains from accidents and scoliosis. And since I’ve been getting older I’ve noticed that when I get a cold, it is very hard to shake it off sometimes.

Here are some of the things that I do that I believe has helped me stay looking and feeling younger.

  • Drink lots of water. (I’ve heard that you should drink half your body weight in ounces. But I hardly ever do. “Pout!”)
  • Cleanse my face. (Even if I don’t have a cleanser, I splash my face with water. Water is my friend.)
  • Use moisturizer!!!! (I can’t stress this enough. I use it daily, sometimes twice a day. My mother got me to start using moisturizer when I was maybe 12 or younger, I’m not sure. The first brand I used was Dew Kiss by Avon and is no longer available. Boo! A similar one I’ve found is called Purpose.)
  • I don’t destroy my skin by worshipping the sun. (If I must be out in the sun, I use a high sunscreen and don’t stay out long.)
  • I try to eat whole, natural foods. (I try to stay away from processed food and stuff that has chemicals in it.)
  • I limit my cheat snacks as a reward or for a special occasion. (They are appreciated greatly!)
  • If I feel like drinking alcohol, I drink moderately and not very often. (Usually, once or twice a month is good enough for me.)
  • I try to get enough sleep. (Even though I don’t always go to bed at a decent time. 6-8 hours is good.)
  • Take vitamins. (Since I recently went “Vegan”, I only take a multivitamin and B-12. I get plenty of the necessary vitamins and nutrients from my plant-based diet.)
  • Take walks. (It gives me the exercise and vitamin D. It’s good to get your body moving, to be out of the house and breathe in the fresh air.)
  • Eliminate stress from my life. (I know it is inevitable that we all have stress. I try not to sweat the minor stuff. Take one day at a time and try to stay positive. It helps to be around friendly, positive people.)
  • Be HAPPY!!! (Life is too short. Make your life the best you can. If you aren’t happy about something, what can you do to make things better? Take baby steps towards a better, happier life.)
  • Get a change of scenery every once in a while. (Being away from home helps you recharge, even if it’s for a few hours. Take a walk on the beach, waterfront, nature trail or just a leisure drive.)

 

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Comments

Dawn

Hope today is good health day for you. These tips are terrific for anyone who wants to look and feel healthy.

    admin

    Thank you!

Brittany Ferrell

First of all, you look fabulous, so obviously your tips are working! I try to follow many of these already, but I really need to work on getting more sleep and eliminating stress from my life! These are great tips!

    admin

    Thank you! Good luck to you on adopting habits of getting more sleep and eliminating stress.

Kate AL

I hope you have a very happy birthday! Celebrate!

    admin

    Thank you! It was great day.