Getting older can be quite a scary experience for those of us going through the process. Of course as we get older we draw nearer the ends of our lives, but for many that’s not the most scary part. Rather if you are worried about getting older, you’re probably concerned at the prospect of gradually losing your quality of life, becoming confined to your home, or even losing some of your awareness. Fortunately though you don’t just have to lie down and accept getting older, there are many ways you can manage your health to avoid mental and physical deterioration. Here we will look at some of the most effective.
Exercising is easily one of the best things you do for your general health and will have a range of effects that combat the symptoms of ageing. Of course exercise wil help to strengthen your muscles and thereby help to prevent some of the weakness that comes with age. At the same time though exercise can also help you to improve your blood pressure, heart rate and circulation which will improve your general fitness meaning you’re less likely to get worn out from climbing the stairs or going walking. And as an added bonus, exercise can even help to improve your cognitive skills and many studies have shown that just doing a little regular CV can help to improve your short-term and long-term memory.
Stay Mentally Active
Of course what can also help you to combat age-related cognitive decline is simply to use your brain more, and the more you use your grey matter the less likely it will be to deteriorate with time. There are all kinds of activities and hobbies that you can take up in order to keep using your mind, but some great examples are things like chess or learning a new language. Better yet, keeping up some kind of job will help to give you focus while at the same time getting you to flex your brain power.
Eating healthily is very important at any age, but as you get older it can have an even more profound impact on your health. Make sure that you are getting lots of protein then to give your body the supplies it needs to repair damage and build tissue, and avoid foods that will raise your cholesterol and make it more difficult for your heart to pump blood around your system.
Antioxidants are one of the best types of food available for preventing physical deterioration as they can remove the free radicals that cause cell damage.
If you live in a big city, then all the fumes you are breathing in won’t be helping matters which is why it’s a good idea to move closer to the sea where you’ll benefit from the healing properties of salt air as well as avoiding the smoke and chemicals. The good news though is that if there are no areas near the sea that you can realistically move to, you can still get many of the benefits from salt rooms or salt inhalers.