It’s easy to take your health for granted when you’re younger. But as you start getting older, the lifestyle choices you make can have a big difference in your overall health and well-being. Not only that but making poor choices for your health could also speed up the signs of aging. As you enter your late 20s, 30s, and beyond, it’s time to get serious about getting healthy as part of a plan to age well. Here are some of the things to think about to help you enjoy a healthier lifestyle over the years.
A balanced diet doesn’t have to be boring
Your metabolism changes as you get older, which is unfortunate if you mostly survive on pizza and takeout. You’ve probably noticed it’s harder to lose or maintain your weight. That’s why it’s important to pay close attention to what you eat daily.
A balanced approach for meals and snacks helps to ensure your body gets the nutrition it needs to stay healthy as you age. By eating the right foods, you’ll notice improvements in energy, while your skin, hair, and nails will thank you too.
There’s a misconception that a balanced diet is boring. But healthy eating recipes cover a lot of different foods, including healthy versions of your favorite ones. You can still enjoy your pizza and takeout, but remember to enjoy everything in moderation for the sake of your health.
Exercise can make you feel great
Fitting exercise into your routine is a great way to stay fit and healthy. It can make you feel amazing too! Whether you take part in classes to challenge yourself and have fun, or you take up running or another type of activity, there’s a lot of different types of exercise you can try.
There are many benefits to exercise. Fitness helps to keep your body and mind healthy for whatever life throws your way!
Being healthy: Don’t ignore warning signs as you age
When you’re younger, you can feel indestructible, but as you age it’s important to listen to your body for any signs of ill health. The sooner you get a problem seen to, the better the outlook will likely be for it.
Some things to keep an eye out for include problems with your sight, digestion, sexual health, and more. Hearing is something else that many people take for granted, so if you start experiencing changes to your hearing, then you should visit a hearing specialist for advice. Don’t delay making appointments when it comes to your health; it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Making time for you is important
A busy job and active personal life can mean there’s little time left for you. But “me time” is an effective way to de-stress and balance your mind too. Relaxation is important to your health, so whether you like to read a book or spend time in the bath, make time for the things that help relax you.
Age healthy conclusions
Your health is precious, and it’s important to take care of it as you get older. Making lifestyle changes now will help you feel great and slow down the aging process, helping you look forward to a great future.
14 thoughts on “Age healthy: Getting serious about health as you get older”
Developing healthy habits when you are young definitely pays off the oldee we get.
Yes, they become second nature!
I agree that balanced diet doesnt have to be boring. but the problem is that most people look at a very short list of food items when they consider having a balanced diet. that is why they fail to remain committed!
I haven’t been able to take care of myself like I should since an injury back in 1996. Now it seems like a new surgery every year and I definitely feel my age!
I hope you have a day with little to no pain today xx
I can vouch! If I don’t exercise for awhile, I feel my age lol. Excellent tips Christy <3
My back starts to get sore if I’m not active, ouch!
We must keep moving! :) x
All very important tips. I especially agree that staying active is key to so many things.
Cheers to staying active!
Yes to all of the above. I retired at age 57 (thankfully, I could afford to do so) to finally start taking care of myself. Three years of smooth sailing, but this last year has definitely been more of a challenge.
It’s a challenging time, for sure. Wishing you good health in retirement, Pete x