How to Age Better

Age Better

Is it even possible to keep yourself healthy as you grow older? It is normal for people to think that as they grow old, they will get even more sickly. However, there is at least one time in your life when you met a healthy senior, even at the age of 80. You can’t even help but think that you want to be like them, too.
Don’t fret. With the following tips below, you have a better chance of growing old healthily if you maintain practicing them.
Watch your diet
It always begins with diet, right? It is the most obvious thing to do, but then you always fail to commit to this. You don’t need to beat yourself as there is a way to do this without punishing yourself.
A balanced diet is what doctors will tell you, but it can be confusing since you have no idea what balanced diet is. The ideal balanced diet should be composed of low saturated fat, with more of wholegrain, vegetables, fruits, oily fish with small amounts of lean meat and low-fat dairy.
You should not also forget with topping this up with a lot of water to prevent dehydration, which makes you confused and tired. Fruit juice, coffee, and tea will also help keep your body dehydrated, but as much as possible, avoid sugary and fizzy drinks.
As much as possible, don’t drink alcohol. However, if you are a habitual drinker, start by keeping two days off per week without booze to keep your liver enough time to recover from the toxicity of alcohol. Make sure you also don’t exceed the recommended limits daily when consuming alcohol.
Take care of your teeth
Brushing your teeth twice a day is enough. It is highly recommended to do so in every 12 hours. You should also floss daily as your brush is not enough to take out the debris that is trapped in between your teeth. Floss will also help prevent gum diseases, too.
So what happens when you leave your teeth without flossing? You will notice bleeding or sore gums. Some gum diseases are often linked to strokes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease.
Make sure that you don’t miss your regular check up and if you are wearing dentures or a bridge, make sure to ask your dentist if they are fitted properly.
Keep yourself active
This means engaging in daily exercises to keep you healthy and strong. This will lower the risk of obesity, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. What’s more, staying active can improve sleep, self-esteem and even give your body more energy.
Based on government guidelines, the recommended exercise that you should take is at least 150 minutes of moderate movement each week, which also includes strengthening exercises. This may sound a lot especially if you are not used to exercising, but start with few minutes such as 5 minutes in the morning and another 5 in the afternoon. Add up if you think your body can already handle intense exercises for longer minutes.
Get that vitamin boost
A lot of people have a deficiency in vitamin C, and they are not even aware of it. It is even estimated that it affects at least half of the adult population. Lack of vitamin D is associated with bone problems, cognitive impairment, and even cardiovascular disease.
Try going outside and bask in the sunshine for at least 20 minutes per day to get that boost in vitamin D. You can also acquire vitamin D from food such as oily fish and eggs. You can also ask your doctor to get some vitamin D supplement.

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