It seems that the Holy Grail of life is youth and everyone wants to know the secret on ‘how to stay young’. Whether you are young or old, age is always a topic of conversation (along with the weather).

The young use their age to justify their actions, the middle aged feel that youth is wasted on the young and our elders reminisce fondly about times in their youth, which apparently extends beyond middle age, but this is only realized when we get older.

How to Stay Young by Having Fun

The one thing that many people attribute to being young is having fun. Granted life is a lot more carefree in your teens and twenties, however, responsibility should not stop you from having fun. Deciding to spend the day at the beach last minute or roaming around aimlessly is, unfortunately, probably a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean you have exceeded your allowance for fun. It may just have to be ‘organized fun’.

I know what you’re thinking, organized fun does not sound fun at all, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Organizing some fun in advance, whether it be a casual get together or partaking in some outdoor activities, can be a great motivator as it is something to look forward to and helps get you through those days that seem like they will never end.

Even though spontaneity is seen as the fountain of youth and the lifeblood of fun, there are so many other ways to inject youth back into your life to. The key ingredient to learn how to stay young is all about how you feel, as they say, age is just a number. Feeling great is something we all strive for, however, this doesn’t always come easy. Taking care of your mind and body is guaranteed to help and keep you feeling young.

When people think of fun, they think of being active and full of life. If fun and youth was to be represented in some tangible form, some might think of the energizer bunny. The energizer bunny gets its energy and zest for life from a battery. So, if you think about it, what you eat and drink is your battery. To learn how to stay young the key to vitality is making sure the food and drink you consume gives your body what it needs and what it wants.

Eating healthily and having a balanced diet will give you a new lease on life. It will give you the energy and motivation to want to get out there and do fun things, whether that is giving you more confidence in social situations or jumping out of an airplane.

Having fun is a state of mind; being happy and confident in yourself generates positive energy, which leads to wanting to create more of that positive feeling by doing something fun or different. All of this reduces stress, which we know ages us. By eliminating stress your mind is happier, therefore, you will want your body to feel the same and this can be done simply by changing and improving eating habits.

As Mae West once said; “you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough”.

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Blog Post by Claire Jackson