The purpose of anti-aging efforts
actually constitutes the concept of
aging gracefully. Because aging
can not be prevented.
However, the debility,
dependence, disease and dejection
are frightening especially to a
person bordering the 40s, 50s and
Hence the measures taken to
achieve healthy aging are aimed at
a] Being fairly fit in terms of
stamina, flexibility, power,
balance, coordination, physical
form and functions and speed.
b] Being independent
c] Being free of any gross disease
d] Being useful to the society
In my view, mere engagement in
hobbies or habits does not give the
strength, stability, buoyancy and
benevolence. This approach makes
you a seeker, a meek individual.
It makes you selfish and
dependent. Hence I find the
following measures quite useful.
1. The most important measure is
remembering the name of God,
i.e. remembering the your true
self. This helps you to get oriented
to yourself and not get dragged by
deceptive temptations. It also
helps you live alone, without
2. Taking bath regularly
preferably twice a day
3. Eating green leafy vegetables
and sprouted beans
5. Drinking cow milk with halad
[turmeric] and sunth [dried
6. Concede without grumbling,
that the people are involved in
their interests. So do not expect
gestures of love, in stead try to
give justice to your aims and
objectives of life. This keeps you
connected with God or yourself
and also with the hearts and souls
of the others.
7. Try to practice Pranayama and
some yogic exercise.
8. Try to accept every moment
and every situation with reverence
or focus on the root of that
moment and situation viz. the
name of God. This is not easy.
But try it. This helps realize that
your body, your relations and
your possessions are bound to end
but the core of all these i.e. you is
not going to die.
9. This gives you the enthusiasm
to keep working in tune with the
promptings of your soul without