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Simple tips for Seniors to stay healthy in Life!

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by GeethaMR, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. GeethaMR

    GeethaMR Silver IL'ite

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    Good Health is one of the important points for life. :thumbsup

    The health concept in Ayurveda is life is divided into cycles. Our whole life is divided into three stages. From birth to puberty we are in kapha life cycle, from puberty to menopausal age, pitta predominates and after menopause vata starts controlling the body and mind. Even for men, golden old age is vata predominant mostly.

    Vata in nature is cold, dry, light, and windy. Vata is the aspect of intelligence that governs all movement in the body, including in the following areas:

    * Digestive tract
    * Nervous system
    * Mind
    * Communication, including speech
    * Activity of the joints

    Imbalanced Vata can lead to excessive nervous system activation and excessive mental activity, causing things such as: :hide:

    * Insomnia (mind can’t slow down)
    * Anxiety (heart can’t calm down)
    * Hyperactivity
    * Mania
    * Weight loss
    * Fatigue
    * Weakened immunity
    * Arrhythmia
    * High blood pressure

    As Vata governs the joints and bowels, imbalance can lead to the following:

    * Joint pain, such as arthritis and stiffness
    * Any kind of pain
    * Chronic constipation
    * Bloating
    * Gas


    A balanced Vata tends to be creative, vibrant, lively, enthusiastic, clear, alert, flexible, sensitive, talkative, and quick to respond.

    It is wise to keep your Vata dosha balanced in this stage of life. :)

    * To bring balance to body and remove dryness, apply moisture. Moisture here means oil, not water.
    * To balance cold in old age, apply heat. This means warming foods and warm clothing.
    * To balance excessive movement or quickness, calm down and slow down.


    To balance Vata apply oil to your body. Ayurveda recommends regular oil massages during all the months. Massage your body from head to toe, including the scalp, with warm sesame or mustard oil.

    If you do not like sesame or mustard oil, use coconut oil. In many ways losing moisture defines the aging process, and our senior years are governed by Vata. The oil bath is one prevention for aging. Application of oil to the skin replenishes, nourishes, moistens, and heals Vata of the body and mind. :cheers


    # Avoid old food, frozen food, processed food, as they all damage Vata.
    # Lightly cook your vegetables with warming spices like ginger, Cumin, Coriander, Asafoetida, Turmeric and black pepper.
    # Drink lots of soup , which is both warming and seasonally regulating.
    # Have warm cooked food for lunch, or at least have some soup.
    # Avoid raw food in winter, especially salads, which are by nature cold, light, and drying and only increase the cold dry qualities of Vata

    Here are some methods for calming down and slowing down

    * Go to sleep by 10 pm and get up early.
    * Don't skip meals.
    * Choose slower forms of exercise, such as slow, grounding yoga or meditation
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    * Number one way to slow down is to have a regular meditation practice.
    * There is no one who can't meditate, just people who have tried and failed, or not had good instructors. I can teach even a goat. Try it. Meditation is nourishing as well as calming.
    * Do a 10 minute meditation or pranayama (breath work) before going to slee
    * Be active!

    May god shower your with good time !:)
     
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  2. geetabhaskar

    geetabhaskar Senior IL'ite

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    fully agree with you. well said
     
  3. AshaRaya

    AshaRaya New IL'ite

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    Great detailed post on Ayurveda. Following these rules is a big help for me!
     
  4. Ramavyasarajan

    Ramavyasarajan Silver IL'ite

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    Very useful tips. not only useful but also simple and can be followed by every one
    Thanks. expecting many posts of such kind. Thank you once again.
     
  5. indiracmadhavan

    indiracmadhavan New IL'ite

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    Well said.Very good tips for remining healthy and happy during old age.I feel early morning walk will also help.Besides mix with people of similar background and share your feelings.
    Indira
     
  6. sumathigopal

    sumathigopal New IL'ite

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    It is very good tips for my future. Thanks a lot. Small doubt is can we give fruits or juices to them? If they had cold the home remedies or not accepting. Anybody having answers for this?
     
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    vjbunny IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi,
    Very good tips, Can you give tips for middle aged so they can stay healthy even in old age
     
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    LLavanya Gold IL'ite

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    Wow....Superb tips.. Can you please tell the tips for middle age group ...It will be helpfull for many ILites.
     
  9. GeethaMR

    GeethaMR Silver IL'ite

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    I forgot this thread i had started!!

    Geeta Bhaskar: Thanks for dropping in and providing f/b.

    AshaRaya: Please follow this, it will help a lot!

    Ramavyasarajan: Thank you. i shall write more of this.

    Geetha
     
  10. GeethaMR

    GeethaMR Silver IL'ite

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    Indira: Thanks for the post. Morning walk for 45 minutes and deep breathing for 15 minutes is advised for best of health. Please follow it and make others do it also.

    Sumathi Gopal:Thanks for replying. Fruit juices can be given if blood sugar is normal. In winter, add some ginger and black pepper powders so that the seniors do not catch cold and always be healthy. Also, Indian goosebery or amla juice is best for all seasons!

    Lavanya and Vjbunny: Thanks dears! These tips can be followed by middle age group as well. Just add a spoonful of Chywanprash and milk so that the health is evergood!

    Geetha
     

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