Healthy Outside Starts From Inside- 7 Tips to Stay Healthy
Remember When Your Body Is Hungry, It Wants Nutrients Not Calories
Losing interest in exercising and eating a healthy diet, but want to stay healthy and fit? If yes, then this is the right post for you. You were maybe gunging ho for a few weeks and then your get-in-shape determination faded. Unfortunately, you went back to your old, bad health habits. But you’ve hopefully realized soon.
Research show that the health and weight loss habits that have the best chance of lasting are the ones that call for minor, doable changes.
To remain fit, you need to stay actively engaged in life and break out of the old routines that you follow. So, find a passion or purpose and pursue it such as get involved in volunteer work, try a new type of ethnic food, start a garden, adopt a pet etc.
Staying healthy as your age can be a challenge. Read on to learn more about what you can to do preserve your health and add years to life in the process.
Take Medicines on Time
Good Nutrition includes wisely classifying good and bad fats, paying more attention to the variety and proportions of the foods you eat, and making good nutritional choices a habit (the hardest part though!).
Good nutrition is majorly about consuming less fat. For example, even though eating five or more fruit and vegetable servings a day may cut overall cancer risk by 20 per cent, less than 40 per cent of older people do this.
· If you’ve had poor nutritional habits for a long time, you won’t be able to change overnight, but you can succeed if you improve your diet gradually.
· The biggest problem with “polypharmacy,” as it’s called, is the increased risk of interactions among drugs with food, alcohol and herbs.
Research says as you become more sensitive to drugs and may need lower doses. You can’t afford not to be savvy about drugs.
Get Moving #Exercise
Two-thirds of the total population in the world have dangerously inactive lifestyles.
Physical inactivity is the most ubiquitous risk factor for premature death and disability for people of all ages. However, even passable amounts of exercise (20 minutes a day) can do good, especially if you are regular and understand the various forms of exercise you need to build your endurance, strength balance and flexibility.
Supplement Your Diet #Be Good to Your Bones
Getting enough of the antioxidant vitamins C and E and beta-carotene is one of the best ways to slow the clock (of your age!)
To boost your seriousness to stay young, you must know about other supplements too.
· Vitamin B12 is one of them, since deficiencies of this nutrient (common in people over 60) can result in dementia and memory loss.
· Calcium is on the list too, which not only guards against osteoporosis but may also help prevent the most common type of stroke.
· Osteoporosis is the most common among women approaching menopause. You start losing bone density at least a decade before menopause. It is necessary to get enough calcium and vitamin D every day. Also, you must stop smoking, and get regular weight-bearing exercise.
· After you reach the stage of menopause it becomes mandatory to visit your doctor to discuss strategies to lower the risk of osteoporosis.
· Men mustn’t think that they are immune to osteoporosis. Their risk of acquiring low bone density increases gradually than a woman’s, but by your 70s or 80s can be better.
Keep an Eye On Your Weight
Even 10 or 20 pounds of extra weight can pose an unnecessary risk, especially if it’s resting mostly around your middle.
It is proven and researched that obesity can lead to serious health problems and shorten your life. One’s metabolism slows down with age, so you’re not burning the calories you once did. That means you should be cutting down on how much you eat or stepping up your exercise. Doing both is obviously a better option.
Doctors’ Visits Are Mandatory
Many people hate to see the doctor, but one must consider that they can be your best friend when it comes to preventing health problems.
Getting your blood pressure checked annually can help prevent serious cardiovascular and kidney problems.
One can avoid 23 strains of pneumonia by getting a pneumococcal vaccine, and yearly flu shots can ward off not only the flu but also the complications that can come with it.
Alcohol and Cigarettes Are Destroyers
Drinking one or two drinks a day may lower the risk of heart diseases and strokes but this doesn’t mean one must start drinking to gain these benefits.
A better means to gain such benefits is exercising and eating a healthy diet. Alcohol starts showing its adverse effects with age. The older you get, the risky it gets!
· Drinking a glass of sherry, then a glass of wine with dinner might be one thing for a 40- to 5-year-old, but it’s quite another for a 70-year-old who metabolizes alcohol more slowly and may be more prone to falls.
· Overdoing alcohol increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer.
· Heart disease, cancer and stroke account for at least one out of every two deaths today and smoking is clearly behind them all.
· If you’re an older smoker, take heart: Your chances of staying smoke-free if you quit are greatest if you’re over 65.
Stay Stress Free and Sleep Well
Did you know people who have lived to 100 seem to have better-than-average ways of dealing with stress
Restful, deep sleep can be more elusive than ever as you age. Yet adequate shut-eye is crucial to aging well. Sleep has been strongly linked to proper immune system functioning and also cardiovascular health. Learning more about your changing sleep patterns and how to preserve this precious restorative can add to the quality, and the quantity, of your life.
Be sure the people around you make you feel good about you; no matter what your size or health condition. Having a social network has been clinically proven to contribute to a longer life and reduce the need for doctor visits and trips to the hospital. Start small and make a few simple weight losses and exercise changes each day. These small changes can add up over time to give you a big health boost. Live for the moment and savor some of life’s simple pleasures every day!