One of the most critical things you can do to maintain the lifestyle that you desire as you begin to age is to stay healthy. This can get more difficult as you get older and your body starts to reject the traditional ways to stay healthy like the hard charging exercise of your early days. That being said, there is no time that is more important for staying healthy then as you age.
We want to offer some suggestions on how you can maintain good health as you start to age so you can live the life you want.
1.) Yoga: This is one of the best ways to maintain strength in your body which is critical to your health as you age. Yoga is a high impact, low intensity way to get exercise in while being an easy way to reduce the stress on your joints.
2.) Brain Games: An often overlooked aspect of health as one gets older is the health and well-being of your mind. As simple as it sounds doing things like crossword puzzles or soduku will keep your mind sharp and functioning in full capacity for the rest of your years.
3.) Mental Health: At any time in your life mental health is critical to your well-being. This is especially true as you age. Taking care of your mental health can be achieved by staying connected to friends and family, staying physically active, and taking time to be grateful. A gratitude journal is a great way to keep you focused on your mental health.
4.) Eat Right: Here’s one that is easier said then done, but it is now more important then ever as you go through the later years of your life to eat properly. Lots of fruits and vegetables and foods that are high in fiber will be just the ticket to keep your body in great shape.
5.) Get Sleep: Another one that can be a challenge, but a little meditation before bed can make all the difference in the world. Getting a good nights sleep can make the difference between being refreshed and ready to tackle each day and not being able to get moving on all of the things above that will keep you healthy.
A life of health requires work, but has tremendous benefits to your overall lifestyle and can having lasting effects on how you interact with the world.