There is a famous Quote saying “ It is no accident that some cars maintain their value for years and years. It takes effort. Upkeep. Regular maintenance. So it is with the physical machine we call our body. “
The above lines states that consistent care and addressing the changes with regular maintenance will help you too keep you healthy at any age.
Have you Became a member in “Senior Citizen list”, I mean you entered into “50”?
As we grow older, we experience an increasing number of major life changes, including career changes and retirement, children leaving home, the loss of loved ones, and physical changes, a few more grey hairs etc.
Handling this challenges and grow from these changes is a key to staying healthy,
Now let’s go through the challenges and handling process in order to stay healthy @50.
Food Tips to keep healthy@50:
Have food with all; don’t try taking food alone, it’s more enjoyable to eat with others than alone.
Stay away from hydration, since in this age people basically prone to dehydration, better to take high amounts of fluids, juices, water etc, even though you won’t feel thirsty.
As soon as your age hits 50, your taste buds also will slowly decreases, but make sure that there won’t be any changes in your nutrition particularly, eat the food you like in your own way, put a little more effort into your meals, including the way you flavor, prepare, and present your food.
In order to make your digestive system fast it is good to have fiber-rich foods such as whole grains, fruit, and vegetables etc, this will help you to be more energetic.
Get a healthy weight by balancing your calories.
Stop smoking, taking tobacco; minimize the alcohol to not more than 2 drinks a day.
It’s good to take plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats (omega 3s), whole grains, fiber, vitamins and minerals each day.
Keep away from Sodium (salt).
Take rest as much as you can.
Various changes in health conditions accour at this age, kindly get in touch with your Doctor and keep an attention on the below:
Blood pressure, Blood Sugar, Cholesterol etc.
Cancer related problems.
Thyroid and Urinary Problems.
Heart and Digestive Problems etc.
Sleep well with peaceful and stress less mind.
It’s better to take all the tests at the time of checkup and maintain your health and body safe.
Finally last word to say,
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live until you breathe”
Even though several people take the steps to stay healthy before they can turn 50, they probably cannot escape getting older. For many people between the ages 50 and 60, life brings a number of challenges along with the things they try to achieve. People find that their children are heading out on their own and that their health is failing. However, the only consolation is that they can definitely do something to stay healthy and fit.
Floss and brush a lot
It is important to maintain oral health first before taking care of your overall health. Oral health is the key to warding off certain diseases that are caused as a result of not taking care of the gums and teeth. For example, gum disease, if left untreated, can lead to many other diseases such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and even pancreatic cancer. So, make it a point to floss and brush your teeth a lot more than you used to earlier.
Challenge your mind
Play games that challenge your mind, failing which it could go unused and you always lose what you don’t use. Not using your brain can also result in memory loss and the loss of many of your mental faculties. Try to acquire some new skills or read a book in your free time. Keep developing your mental abilities and faculties so that you do not end up losing them to Alzheimer’s, dementia or some other diseases.
Keep your bones strong
Remember that health conditions such as osteoporosis do not affect women alone. After 50, men lose a lot of bone mass too. Stick to a probiotics and supplemental calcium diet. According to experts, probiotics can increase the bone mass in those who have lost it too. If you are suffering from osteoporosis, consider taking some treatment for it.
Avoid drinking sodas
Did you know that drinking plenty of water instead of soda can treat prostate problems easily even though soda may taste good? Instead of consuming sodas that can cause prostate cancer and many other such health conditions, consume lots of water. Did you know that soda can also make you obese and suffer from diabetes and other such health conditions? Make that switch to water today.
Do cardios regularly
Getting a pet such as a dog or cat can help you get some exercises for the health of the heart if you are unable to run on the treadmill or other exercising machines. In fact, all you need to do is walk along with your pet. However, if your pet begins to run, you know what to do.
Forget about gettingsome extra rest
Of course, sleep may be important. However, it is not that important that you avoid doing the tasks that are important to you. Avoid setting an alarm but make sure you wake up automatically after sleeping for at least 12 hours every day. Since you have little time left in this world, you would need to make the most of it. Make sure you get some of the things done so that it is not too late.
Before you can consider surgery, consider doing some yoga and other exercises. If you are going to be put under medication, make sure you prioritise exercising over it. Of course, this does not imply that you should avoid surgery or medications if it is absolutely necessary. However, try doing some exercises just before doing anything else.
Volunteer to do something for the others instead of just for yourself all the time. Take some time to visit some children’s hospitals or wildlife protection organisations and do some volunteering activities. In fact, this will help you get away from your own troubles.
Do some weight training
Make weight training a part of your daily activities. You can watch a DVD that contains some workouts or go to a gym so that you can learn how to weight train. Besides, what is life without doing the things that you enjoy doing the most?
Get your eyes tested
Above 50, it is difficult for people to see things clearly. So, many people get their eyes tested. In fact, you should too so that you do not face problems while reading books or viewing things that are at a distance.
Get your shots
Whether it is flu shots or any other vaccinations that you need to get, make sure you get them so that you would not find yourself suffering from health problems later on. Of course, this does not mean that you have to be suffering from a health condition in order to get these shots but that you have to get them in order to prevent diseases from affecting you. Moreover, you can also stay healthy when you get this done.
Stay as spiritual as you can by attending religious services or generally having a positive outlook in life. This will help you prevent diseases and health problems from affecting you. In fact, your life would be much better when you attend spiritual or even religious discourses or get together with your spiritual friends. Buy some crystal gemstones if you want and wear them on your wrist so that they can protect you from certain health problems. Besides, attending spiritual or religious discourses will keep you free from stress and tension.
Get a part-time job
Even though you may be retired, get a new part time job for yourself. This will help keep your mind busy. Moreover, you can earn some money so that you can be independent. However, it will help keep you fit till the very end. Also, you would not need to worry about your health since having a part time job will help you automatically take care of health problems. If you are wondering how, then know that staying active can help keep the diseases at bay.
Stay as active as possible even though you may have retired. Also, make sure you follow a proper diet, do exercises and yoga regularly, join a spiritual group or do some volunteering activities. This way, you can stay healthy, fit, and fine till the very end of your life.