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- COVER STORY: BREATHE FREELY - THROUGH UNANI SYSTEM
- TRIBUTE TO DR. APJ ABDUL KALAM : 1931-2015
- SIMPLE WAYS TO GO - EASY ON YOUR EYES
- TAKE CARE! SPOT THE EMERGENCY SIGNS
- QUIZ CHECK YOUR EYE HEALTH
- TOP FOODS FOR AN EYE FRIENDLY DIET
- BE PREPARED...CATARACTS AND MODERN SURGERY
- YOUR HEARING: HOW TO SAFEGUARD IT
- WAYS TO BE KIND TO EARS
- TAKE CARE! DRUGS and HEARING
- FOCUS ON… TINNITUS
- FEELING GOOD: TOUCH AND SENSITIVITY
- STEPS TO STIMULATING SENSATION
FEELING GOOD: TOUCH AND SENSITIVITY
It’s not just the more obvious senses of vision
and hearing that change with age; your
whole range of sensations – from touch to
your sensation of heat and cold – alters too.
Awarness is key to helping you overcome
With age comes a natural reduction in your sensitivity to touch, pressure and temperature – in other words, you need more input before you feel the sensation. What this means in practical terms is that you’ll now benefit from paying extra attention to touch. Take time to notice and enjoy the sensation of touching and interacting with the world around you. The more you do so, the more you will appreciate what makes you feel good.
Changes in these hidden senses can have a knock-on effect:
Even if your ability to sense pain is unimpaired as you get older, both your reflexes and reaction time may well slow with age meaning you may be less quick to withdraw from painful stimuli and more likely to suffer injuries such as burns. You may also be less able to sense or react to danger, so it’s important to make use of all the senses you have, for example, listen as well as look while crossing the road.