You know the scenario, right?
As people age, they tend to focus less on staying active, and more on the various goals they still have yet to accomplish in life. They may take trips, embark on new adventures, and enjoy some time with loved ones, but they are still not making the absolute most out of their time if they are not eating healthy while doing so.
Staying fit over 50 should be an important goal for everyone, as it can help to reduce medical problems, and thus medical bills. Medical imaging, prescription pills, and frequent trips to the doctor can be avoided if seniors work to stay active.
So stay active, right?
How are you going to do that?
Well, like I have said before "I'm not a doctor nor do I play one on TV" but I have researched the subject deeply and I think I have some sage advice for you.
While it is fine to enjoy a cocktail once in awhile or head out to dinner with some friends, it is best to eat as healthy as possible. This is true for people of all ages but is especially important to consider once the age of 55 is reached.
A poor diet could increase chances for heart attack, high blood pressure, and even stroke, thus resulting in time spent in the hospital and increased medical bills. Some life changes may need to be made in order to prevent these medical ailments from occurring.
Avoiding fatty foods and meals with high sugar contents is necessary. Fruits and veggies are always recommended, along with regular water intake.
Staying fit may seem like a difficult task, especially for those with weak muscles or stiff joints, but it does not have to be. There are fun ways to stay fit. It just takes finding the ways that work best.
While one person may enjoy regular swim sessions, another may want to stroll through the park and get their exercise by enjoying nature. Others may even want to try out a gym, starting slow and finding the machines that work best for them.
There are yoga classes, dance classes, and other fitness opportunities at many senior homes, public gyms, and even churches.
Finding an opportunity that meets specific fitness needs will help make it more worthwhile.
Prescription drugs are often given by a doctor for a number of ailments that could be plaguing the body. High blood pressure, arthritis, urinary incontinence, and poor heart health are some of the more common issues seniors face that require prescription pills. Some of these problems can be alleviated with the help of herbal remedies instead.
This will not only save people money but also help them avoid the very high possibility of becoming addicted to painkillers.
Taking B vitamins can help with poor heart health. B6 helps to lower levels of homocysteine, which is an amino acid greatly impacted by diet.
Taking B6 and B12 vitamins could help reduce the risk of a stroke and heart disease.
A medical sonography or ultrasound, multiple prescriptions, and other medical checkups at a hospital can sometimes be avoided by staying fit and eating healthy.
By the age of 50, it is extremely important to find fun ways to stay fit and eat right so the body can remain strong. Medical ailments are no match for a fit, healthy body.
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The more Baby Boomers we can help; the better place we make this world !!!