Growing older and hotter is something we can all achieve (Photo: Courtesy)

Growing older is a beautiful thing indeed. You become wiser and it’s definitely a privilege to live a long life. At the same time, it’s not always great knowing that you don’t have the privileges that come with being young and sexy anymore.

Our bodies start to change and you will slowly feel embarrassed to announce how old you actually are with each passing birthday.

For sure, there are more than enough challenges that come with ageing but what if I told you that you can actually maintain that youthful vibrancy? You don’t have to surrender to growing old because you can take control of how you age.

Read on to discover tips on how to age gracefully:

Eat right

We are living in times where everyone is encouraged to do what they want with their bodies, just as long as they’re not hurting anyone. But the truth is that in the long run, you end up doing things to hurt yourself and ruin your quality of life while everyone else is thriving.

The most common way to kill your glow is to have an unhealthy attachment to food whether it means eating too much or obsessing about staying fit.

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Both extremes can bring health problems and make you look older than you actually are. The best thing to do is to eat healthy most of the time to avoid the traps of being underweight or overweight for your height.

 Gabrielle Union,49, is a fitness enthusiast (Photo: Courtesy)
Work out

For most Kenyans, the gym isn’t the top spot to hang out. And on top of that, many of us would rather chill and catch up with our favourite shows instead of working out. Right about now a beer with friends sounds like a preferable option.

The best part about exercising often is that it challenges both your mind and body. It also contributes positively to mental health so you will look your best and feel more confident.

Manage stress in a healthy way

Stress is a dangerous thing for your mental and physical health. You can try to eat the right foods and exercise daily but this won’t work if you haven’t found healthy ways to deal with stress.

An unhealthy bond with stress can expose you to so many damaging situations like alcoholism. And by the time you’re recovering, you might have done irreversible damage to your body.

This is the right opportunity for you to address any deep issues that you might have so that you know how to cope with tough situations in future.

 Tracee Ellis Ross, 49, living her best life (Photo: Courtesy)
Work on your style

Looking good can completely take your sex appeal to a whole new level. And the tricky thing that many people don’t understand is that it’s not about dressing like a streetwalker.

The main thing is to learn how your body is changing and study how to highlight your best features.

Remember to also include the right hairstyles so you can do away with those that make you look too old and embrace those that restore your vibrancy.

Take care of your skin

As you age, you can’t treat your skin the same way you did when you were a kid. Those days you didn’t think about sunscreen often and there was no need to have a detailed skincare regimen.

Right now, you can’t ignore this step. You just need to have a few products that your skin loves and don’t forget to slather on some sunscreen daily.