10 Tips for Healthy Aging
What does your ideal life look like? This is a question I ask many of my clients to write down. Then we aim to get there. I encourage you to do the same and strive to reach your ideal life. Here are 10 simple tips to help you continue to feel amazing as you age.
Exercise regularly. Your body is made to move. Make exercise a habit by exercising daily. Adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week.
Eat a balanced diet. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables of different colors to reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease. Add whole grains, lean protein, low fat dairy products and healthy fats. At the same time reduce your intake of processed food which causes inflammation that leads to disease.
Drink plenty of water. As you age, it is difficult to tell when your body is thirsty. Your body still requires half of your body weight in ounces of hydrating fluid. New research shows that chronic dehydration reduces longevity due to high sodium levels in the blood. Keep your water bottle near by at all times.
Challenge your brain. Pray music, do crossword puzzles and sudoku, and enjoy games that challenge your mind.
Get enough sleep. Experts recommend 7-8 hours of sleep per hour. It is essential for your mood, attention span, memory, and managing your weight.
Reduce stress long term. Chronic stress can cause depression and memory loss in later years. Get enough sleep, exercise often and eat a balanced diet. Also incorporate meditation and yoga into your day.
Socialize with family and friends. Maintain quality relationships to prevent isolation and loneliness.
Get outside daily. Nature is a great stress reliever. Being outside has been shown to increase concentration. 10 minutes of outdoor time per day helps you get your vitamin D as well.
Do not act your age. Picture yourself at your best age and begin living as if you are this age again.
Take charge of your own health. Schedule regular check-ups with your doctor and dentist. If you are interested in a nutrition plan specifically tailored to your needs, contact us at email@example.com.