Six Ways Mindfulness Helps You Age With Ease

When we aim for vibrant health and well-being, the changes associated with aging are a lot easier to navigate. We might even enjoy them.

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Aging happens. We all know it, and sometimes we enjoy the fruits and freedoms it brings. But it’s also humbling to experience our bodies changing, forgetting names or facts, or realizing that the world is moving ever more swiftly around us—and we’re not necessarily driving the car! But resisting what we can’t control only adds to discomfort and unhappiness—and lamenting the inevitable shifts of time doesn’t change their reality. 

However you feel about growing older, it’s possible to experience it with a greater sense of ease. 

Mindfulness helps us embrace change through accepting its inevitability while also actively pushing back where we can. Aging is here, and happening in every moment.  This life experience accumulates whether we want it to or not. How we use it is up to us.

Change Is Always Possible

However you feel about growing older, it’s possible to experience it with a greater sense of ease. One simple formula remains the best medical advice we have when it comes to aging well: healthy nutrition, regular exercise, and adequate sleep. We also now know that the brain continues to grow and change throughout our lives, and is influenced by our habitual patterns.

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