10 Ways to Age Gracefully
If you smoke, quit.
Protect Your Skin
Take preventive measures to protect your skin by limiting sun exposure, using sunscreen, hats and protective clothing, and avoiding sun beds and tanning salons.
Your Brain Health
The brain works in the same way as the heart—when blood and oxygen can't pass through our arteries to our brain, it can't function properly. So avoid fried, artery clogging foods.
Make sure to get your folate. Found in asparagus, artichokes, Brussels sprouts and sunflower seeds, folate is an anti-aging weapon for your brain. Another "in the news" age fighter is coenzyme Q10 because it stimulates energy pathways in your brain tissue.
The physically active population has a better chance of being more functional with aging. Determine what types of physical activities are best for your situation—for instance, if you have arthritis consider swimming—and do it regularly.