Growing Old Gracefully

Written by Jay Harris

Todayrepparttar average duration of human life inrepparttar 148143 United States is just about 70 years for women and a little less for men. Conservative experts believe that man is really build to last about 100 years; and that medial advances and more healthful living habits could bring this about within a generation or two.

What good is it to add years to life if we do not also add life to years? In fact, unless people learn to enjoy life and to grow old gracefully,repparttar 148144 extra years may be an additional burden.

From 18 to 30 years is roughlyrepparttar 148145 period of highest physical and mental vigor. The experiences we accumulate fromrepparttar 148146 day we are born help us to conserve and to use our physical and mental abilities more wisely, so that for some time after 30 years we are able to perform increasingly well in spite of slowly slipping vigor. After age 50repparttar 148147 increasing accumulation of experience is no longer able to offsetrepparttar 148148 now more rapidly energy and therefore aging begins to assert itself noticeably and in many ways.

A number of things may come about gradually such as people who have not used eyeglasses before may at some time in their forties need them for reading, and inrepparttar 148149 fifties they usually need bifocals.

Also inrepparttar 148150 forties, people are likely to put on weight because there is a general slowdown inrepparttar 148151 oxidation rate ofrepparttar 148152 aging body tissue. Also we tend to do less strenuous work with no reduction inrepparttar 148153 amount of food consumed.

And inrepparttar 148154 fifties there is likely to be some loss of hearing. Usuallyrepparttar 148155 high-pitched tomes go first, so words withrepparttar 148156 sounds of F, S, and TH are confused. A hearing aid may be needed in some cases.

The Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress

Written by Thomas Jay Wacker

Onrepparttar quest for a more productive day, research has shown that a more productive sleep at night can be one ofrepparttar 148142 healthiest solutions. A Memory Foam Mattress could be just what researchers have been looking for. Concentration, Observation and even Creativity, are all qualities that can help us on our everyday journey through work, and life. The key is relaxation.

Any quality that enhances our daily productivity is welcome, but with a calm mind and rested body, do we findrepparttar 148143 most precious resources, that is, through our sleep. Sleep provides us with an infinite number of possibilities. Possibilities, which are most efficiently cultivated, while having deep restful dreams in a peaceful bed. And mattresses made from memory foam are ideal in this respect.

Ever sincerepparttar 148144 invention ofrepparttar 148145 first electroencephalogram,repparttar 148146 machine that registers brain waves, back inrepparttar 148147 first part ofrepparttar 148148 20th century, scientists have known that sleep is not just an unproductive time in which we are forced to stop working. Wonderful things occur at night while we sleep.

During an average night of sleep of eight hours, our bodies move in and out of consciousness through cycles, determined by brain wave activity. If these cycles are disrupted by stressing muscles in certain points,repparttar 148149 sleeper, could actually wake up without fulfillingrepparttar 148150 full sleep cycle. This means time and relaxation, are needed to achieverepparttar 148151 proper depths of a good nights rest.

Suppose an average sleeper, gets eight hours of sleep, on a good mattress. Then she or he, would plunge intorepparttar 148152 realm of sleep for about 90min. then slowly come back out, and on return torepparttar 148153 waking world, would have about 10 min. of dreams, almost wake up, roll over, and plunge back into another 90min. cycle. Ifrepparttar 148154 conditions are good, such as in usingrepparttar 148155 proper kind of bed,repparttar 148156 second sleep cycle will have something like 20-30min. of dreams, followed by 45-60min. inrepparttar 148157 third cycle. The longer we sleep,repparttar 148158 more dreams we have.

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