Keep Yourself Fit And Strong By Continuing Gentle Exercise In Your Golden Years (2)
Keep Yourself Fit And Strong By Continuing Gentle Exercise In Your Golden Years
Getting older is something that everyone will experience at some time or another, but there’s a lot that you can do to make sure that you don’t age as quickly and feel better as you age. Read on for some tips on staving off the aging process so that you can have a better old age.
If you are retired, try to find outlets to keep you involved in your community and keep friendships. Local schools often need volunteers, contact local schools in your area if this sounds like something fun for you to do. Keeping a social life can help fight off depression which sometimes can become overwhelming if you are on your own.
A high intake of antioxidants becomes even more important as you age. Free radicals contribute to many of the most common and serious age-related conditions. Since antioxidants naturally fight and disable these harmful substances, they should be a central part of any health-oriented diet. Antioxidants like carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E are key to protecting everything from your vision to your bones.
When you wake up, take a multivitamin with the first meal or snack that you eat. If you work full-time, it may be hard to get all of the vitamins that you need, as a multivitamin will supply you with essential nutrients. Make sure not to take more than one vitamin, as this can have damaging affects to your body.
Exercise can improve the aging process. As we get older, our muscle mass naturally declines, making everyday activities more difficult and reducing the number of calories we burn. While aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle mass and control weight, resistance exercise has the added benefit of helping maintain bone mass.
Thinning hair is quite common with aging. It can happen due to medications, hereditary conditions, menopause or illness. Thinning hair can be an irritating thing to deal with and you may talk to your doctor about your options. There are many hair extensions on the market today which will hide the problem without the use of old fashioned wigs.
Consider getting a pet to keep you company in your golden years. There are many pets in shelters that need loving homes. After you retire, you have more time at home, and you can provide much needed attention to a pet that needs it. You will have fun with the pet and the pet will have someone to love.
As you age, it is important to reassess your nutritional needs, in order to compensate for natural losses of some nutrients, as well as an increased need for others. For example, iron deficiencies are extremely common in the elderly and good daily intake of calcium is crucial to fighting osteoporosis. Meanwhile, it is also smart to start taking supplements for eye and joint health, before you experience problems in those areas.
While aging is inevitable, you can see from this article that there are plenty of things that you can do to make sure that your aging process is as painless as possible. Start working on these tips now, so that later, you’ll feel better and live longer!