From an infant to adulthood to old age, aging is the factor that leads to the growth of the human body. Every human tends to develop, be it physically or mentally. Not only humans precisely rather animals, plants, or any living organism are liable to age. In order to know more about aging let`s have a closer look.
Aging is a factor of not only looking different physically but about the experience, one gains, and the struggle one copes up with. As it is very well said, “If you are not getting older you are dead” therefore, aging is the process of getting older. It is not only curbs to Homo sapiens it applies to everything be it time, economy, social structure. When we talk about a living organism, it goes through several biological and cellular changes. Let us see what changes it goes through.
As we are evolving and growing every day, several aspects affect our bodies. As it is very well said, “everything has an end” let us see what happens to the body biologically when we start to age.
As we start to age, our body starts to deteriorate slowly and steadily and experiences many changes. There is more to it. Let`s dive into it.
Muscles, Bones, And Joints.
We have healthy bodies in general but as we start growing, we see changes, from not being able to walk to running to coming back to square one that is not being able to walk again. As we grow older our limbs, joints, muscles loosen up and hence become weak. They end up losing the strength and the density they had. Our spine consists of vertebrates and is said that it tends to lose the mineral content and hence end up dwindling. This also happens as the vertebrate contains a fluid that keeps the disks intact but as one ages the center of our bodies starts to shrink and hence, ends up losing the fluid and attenuates.
As we sprout the digestive system tends to slow down, the reason behind it is that aging affects our eating patterns, with age we end up eating slower and lesser than usual and our ingestion process slows down and food becomes hard to swallow. The secretions that help us digest our food also end up losing their tendency to succor the digestion process.
Brain And Heart.
With age, with all the body changes our main functioning body parts also start to enervate, our brain consists of cells that decrepit its functionality leads to slowing down our memory and thought process leading to memory loss. With brain and heart also losing their effectiveness. The heart muscles start to infirm and hence restrict the blood flow level this happens as the valve that is responsible for the blood flow rigidifies or becomes stiff, not allowing the blood to flow efficiently.
EYES, SKIN, EARS.
The eyesight becomes weaker and it becomes onerous to view things that are too close. The vision becomes cloudier, also affects the tear gland, and hence, becomes incompetent to produce tears. With the eyes the skin is wrinkly and less muscular, it ends up sagging and loses its stiffness. The hearing capacity also decreases with age; it becomes arduous to hear loud voices and hence, ends up making it difficult to hear.
Even though these changes seem hard to deal with and sound a bit despondent they can still be resolved with proper measures, let us have a look at them closely.
Age With Grace.
Aging is an aspect wherein with time people start to get downcast but evolution is the key to experience and strength and in order to stay and feel fit and healthy even when we age, several habits that can be inculcated in a person that would help us heal physically and mentally. (Hosking, A., 2014)
In order to feel and look young one must involve in investing and taking care of their bodies, mindful eating and having a healthy diet helps in boosting up the immunity, helps strengthen the muscles, and hence give a sense of stiffness. A healthy diet should include foods that are rich in all the nutrients or a balanced diet with carbohydrates, fats, protein, minerals, vitamins, etc.
Making your body physically fit in turn helps in achieving a healthy mind and with age, people usually lose the will to maintain their bodies and this leads to health problems in the future. One must invest time in physical activities that would keep them healthy be it walking, cardio, or weight training, physical activities should be a must as it helps tone the body and keep the organs healthy.
Mental Health Matters.
Along with physical health, mental health is also one of the factors that one should be supervised. In order to maintain a healthy state of mind, one must indulge in a healthy lifestyle and physical activities that they love performing. With age, things become tough for the person so it is important for them to involve and interact with people and engage in doing the things that they like. Not only interaction but acceptance is the key factor to change and hence, as we age we grow and look different and feel different but embracing age is important, at every stage of life one learns something and with that though one must acquiesce the fact and live it to the fullest.
Wrinkles To The Rescue.
With age, the skin becomes saggy and wrinkly but still looks the best, with age our body transforms, and embracing it is the best way of acknowledging it. However, one can keep the skin healthy with the help of hydration and a healthy lifestyle. So, for healthy skin opt for a healthy lifestyle.
Hence, as there are lot more aspects that can help one maintain health when aging and hence should be applied to lives.
Embrace The Age.
As it is said, “Age is not about the lost youth it is about new opportunities and strength” thereafter embrace life at every stage be it youth or old age. Gain experience, knowledge, and strength and lead a healthy lifestyle. (Hosking, A., 2014)