Top 7 Tips For Healthy Ageing

Posted Jun 13, 2022 at 16:13

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At Peak Chiropractic we are all about optimizing health and not just getting you out of pain. 

No matter our age, it’s always important to focus on our health. But as we get older, it becomes even more crucial to take care of our bodies and minds. It's not always easy, but with a bit of effort, we can stay healthy well into our golden years.

There are many things we can do to maintain our health as we get older, and in this blog post, we will share 7 of the best tips! 

The benefits of a healthy lifestyle

It's no secret that living a healthy lifestyle has countless benefits. From reducing our risk of developing chronic diseases to improving our mood and mental wellbeing, it's hard to think of anything bad that comes from leading a healthy life. In fact, there are so many benefits to being healthy that it can be tough to know where to start! So today, we're going to focus on one particular group of people - those of us who are over 50.

While it's never too late to start living a healthier lifestyle, it's important to be aware that as we age, our bodies change and our health needs may change with them. 

Tip One: Get Moving!

We all know that exercise is good for us, but as we age, it becomes even more important! Regular physical activity can help to reduce our risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and can also help to keep our bones and muscles healthy. It can also help to improve our mental wellbeing, reducing our risk of developing conditions like depression and anxiety.

But how much exercise do we need to stay healthy? The Department of Health recommends that adults aged 65 and over should get at least 150 minutes of moderate cardio activity (a brisk walk, for example) each week, and should also do strength-training exercises for two or more.

Of course, if you're not used to exercising, it can be tough to get started. That's why tip number two is...

Tip Two: Start Slow!

If you're not used to exercising, there's no need to try and do too much too soon. Start slow and gradually increase the amount of activity you do each week. Remember, even a small amount of exercise is better than none at all!

Another way to make sure you're getting enough exercise is to…

Tip Three: Make it Social!

Exercising with friends or family can help to make it more enjoyable, and can also help to make sure you stick with it. Joining a walking group or signing up for a dance class are great ways to get active and meet new people.

Now that we've covered exercise, let's move on to…

Tip Four: Eating Right

As we age, it's important to pay attention to our diets and make sure we're getting the nutrients we need. Typically, this involves eating fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, proteins, whole grains and restricting processed foods, sodas, and saturated fats.

It's also important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. The recommended daily intake for adults is eight glasses, but this may vary depending on your age, gender, and activity level.

In addition to eating healthy foods, it's also important to…

Tip Five: Take Supplements

As we age, our bodies may not absorb nutrients from food as well as they used to. This can lead to deficiencies in vitamins and minerals like calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin B12. Talk to functional health practitiner about whether you should be taking any supplements.

Now that we've covered diet, let's move on to…

Tip Six: Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is important for everyone, but it becomes even more crucial as we age. Sleep helps our bodies to repair and regenerate, and can also help to reduce stress levels. Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep per night, but this may vary depending on your age and activity level.

If you're having trouble sleeping, there are a few things you can try, such as…

Tip Seven: Managing Stress

Stress can take a toll on our bodies, both mentally and physically. That's why it's important to find ways to manage stress, especially as we age. And becoming older usually means that although we may face new stress and worries such as worrying about our parents health, our children and grandchildren as well as our own. So it is worth to consider meditation, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, energy work or whatever you fancy doing especially in the challenging moment of life. 

So there you have it - our top seven tips for maintaining health as we become older.

Do you have any other tips for maintaining health as we age? Share them with us in the comments below!

Until next time, stay healthy and happy! :)"