Without much effort, many people are well into activities that keep them in good shape while still young. However, very few people give much thought to staying fit as they age.
Here are a few tips to help you stay fit as you age.
Make exercising a habit
Many adults well into their 40s or 50s often claim it is difficult to make out time for athletic activities or, in most cases, believe they have grown too weak to exercise.
But these excuses can be surmounted through proper planning and prioritising.
Exercise keeps the joints and muscles healthy, increases strength and burns out unhealthy fats clogging the blood vessels and inhibiting proper cardiovascular functioning.
Stay active and outgoing
Studies have shown that adults who engage in activities that require them to be active and outgoing lived longer and healthier lives than their relatively active or inactive counterparts.
Participating in humanitarian causes, group fitness drives or other community projects might be doing you more good than you realise. It keeps adults active and expels likelihood of plunging into the depression that accompanies old age.
Eating loads of vegetables; fruits, whole grains, nuts and low fat dairies can do you a lot of good, keep you fit and healthy as you age.
From a broader perspective, maintaining a healthy eating habit that provides your body with the essential nutrition while keeping off a host of other harmful ones helps you live a longer and healthier life.
Abstain from harmful dietary and drug habits
Abstaining from the consumption of a number of foods can increase your chances of living a longer and healthier life as an adult.
You can have doctors dictate your dietary specifications and abstinence, indulge in fruit and vegetable-dominated diets while shunning processed foods and drug habits.
Consider dietary supplements
Not many adults meet their dietary requirements via what they consume while some lose the ability to synthesize some required vitamins and minerals, leading to increased risk of old age health complications.
Notching up your diet with B-vitamins, OMEGA-3 fatty acids, zinc, vitamins A & D and magnesium supplements will aid good health in old age.
Watch your weight
Excess weight and obesity are threats to healthy ageing since stomach fat is layered among organs and impacts the body’s metabolism.
Constant exercising, indulging in low-fat and high-fibre diets can help stabilise your weight and increase your chances of living healthy as you age.
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