In order to take care of yourself, you should know what to avoid and what to do more of. You should regularly be engaging in moderate exercise that includes cardio and weightlifting to a degree, as well as walking, cycling, and swimming. Your diet shouldn’t include the likes of fast food and meats that you can’t determine the origin of.
You should instead try to consume meat alternatives that are lower in saturated fats, and salt and sugar such as grains and pulses, and vegetables like mushrooms, courgettes, peppers, and sweet potato. Excessive alcohol consumption and smoking should be completely avoided, and if you haven’t already, consider receiving help to overcome addiction and dependence.
Physical activity is vital to stay in good shape, to remain fit, supple, agile, at a healthy weight, and to keep you feeling energised and full of life. Staying active doesn’t have to feel like hard work, which is why you should consider joining up to begin playing team sports and making new friends in the process. Going to the gym, the pool, and running outside in the country are great alternatives too.
Life begins after 50, some say, but if you’re not able to stretch this way and the other nowadays, then you can still get active by regularly engaging in housework, gardening, playing outside with your kids and/or grandkids, and taking your dog out for long strolls.
However, staying active also comes with the responsibility to take care of your body while doing so; this means going for those regular checkups! Whether it be a simple eye exam or your yearly audiology appointment – getting these appointments out of the way will make life much easier and give you peace of mind as well! So, next time you feel an ache or spasm of a muscle, book that checkup and get yourself cleared for some intense workout sessions!
Feed Your Needs
Your diet is extremely important in nurturing your health, and supporting healthy bones, joints, muscles, organs, skin, and, well, basically every part of your body. It’s your responsibility to make healthy life choices and eat a well-rounded diet rich in fibre, healthy sources of protein, and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Don’t be afraid to experiment with recipes as long as you enjoy the taste of all the ingredients you’re using. Be careful when using spices and chillies, for instance, but why not purchase a Mexican, Thai, Chinese, or Caribbean cookbook for yourself and discover new meals that you might love?
Know When You Need Help
As aforementioned, you need to get help if you’re struggling to overcome dependence. You very well might need assistance in order to get healthier, so there’s no shame in admitting that you could benefit from using professional services designed to make things easier, and more manageable. Talking and socialising is beneficial in whatever capacity you seek it, so remember to stay in touch with good friends, and write to each other if you’re not able to stay in contact in other ways. Make time for close family and friends, and extend a hand when they need help, and they should return the favour.
Take Time To Relax
Look after your physical and mental health by taking the time to wind down after a long and busy day to get enough hours of sleep (8 hours). Recharge your batteries, and allow your brain and body to relax by enjoying a long soak in the bath complete with aromatherapy oils such as lavender, tea tree oil, sandalwood, and rosemary. Dedicate an hour before bedtime to completely empty your mind by listening to slow classical music, practising yoga, enjoying a massage, or reading whilst laying down in bed.