As we get older, it is only natural we start to notice changes in our bodies. Both men and women alike experience different changes in their bodies, and whilst some things are normal, other health concerns need to be investigated. No matter what your age is now, taking steps to look after your health is never too late and you can always look at ways you can live better and healthier to give you a chance at fighting fit as you get older.
What can you do to make sure you are in the best condition possible as you reach your 30s, 40s and beyond?
Regular Health Checks
If you make a point of getting your health checks with your GP, you will have a better idea of where your body is healthwise and any potential issues.
Ensure that you get regular eye tests. Take time to care for your ears with regular ear wax removal – Auris Ear Care can help with this. Have regular trips to the dentist.
Make a habit of booking in for things such as blood pressure checks when advised by your doctor, cervical smears, mammograms and prostate exams.
For those wanting to start family checking on your fertility will give you a better idea of the best route forward for you depending on your circumstances. Options such as IVF, embryo adoption, or surrogacy are options best discussed as early as possible. Hence, you have all the information you need regarding your fertility and your options going forward.
We all know exercise is important for our bodies, but the earlier you begin exercising, the better your long term health could be. Whether you choose to hit the gym, take up a Zumba class or opt for yoga or pilates, some form of movement that keeps your body in shape will pay dividends for years to come.
If you aren’t up to rigorous exercise, taking up walking is a gentler alternative and is just as beneficial as other forms of exercise.
Keeping your brain sharp is a great way of fighting off conditions such as dementia and Alzheimers. Puzzles, Sudoku, crosswords and more are all ways of sharpening your brain health and making sure you are just as sharp and witty in older years as you were at 20! As is regular socialising, playing chess or even bingo! Training your brain to work quickly and accurately certainly won’t do you any harm.
Eat well, avoid alcohol and excessively fatty foods and sugar. WE all know the rules of what we should avoid, but everything in moderation is key to a happy life and a healthy body. That being said, these foods are great for getting all the vitamins and minerals you need and keep your insides as healthy as your outside!
Add foods such as cold-water fish, dates, apples, shellfish, leafy green vegetables regularly to start seeing the health benefits straightaway. Adding multivitamins to your diet can help you to get any nutrients you lack, although it is preferable to get as much as possible from the food you eat. Added calcium and vitamin D will help with bone health, and Omega Fatty Acids are great for brain health and energy levels too.
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