Famous scientists and theorists have often claimed that time is relative, but whatever the truth is, time certainly leaves its mark on our bodies, and the more the years go on, the better care we need to take of them. Here are some tips on how to take care of your health after the age of 60 so life is as good, or even better than before.
Do Your Dance
Whatever physical activity you do, physical exercise will benefit your body in many ways. Many elderly people make the mistake of laying back and taking it easy after 60 but keeping active at this age will boost your mood and provide more inspiration to grow. Doing even thirty minutes a day of cardio will regulate your body's functions like coordination, bone formation, posture, muscle maintenance, and hormone balance.
Care for Your Near and Dear
Meaningful and close relationships are just as important to our health as physical maintenance. Keep in touch with friends and family, and if you can, create new ones. There are plenty of common activities organized where you can meet people with similar interests. Whether it’s knitting, book clubs, or programs at your local library, make an effort to find belonging in your community.
Old age brings its own sets of joys and sorrows, just like any part of life. Things might or might not change drastically for you. Whatever happens, do not forget to embrace the changes, and be grateful for things that have stood the test of time. Remember to embrace your feelings as well and find ways to express them so they do not get buried and turn into resentment or depression.
Food and Diet
Be choosy about your food and diet because it does matter. In old age, the metabolism slows down. Eating healthy is important in order to maintain your energy levels. You might consider taking some general supplements for health as well. Fish oil, calcium, and vitamin C are some of the big ones. You might also use general health supplements like ASEA that work on a cellular level. Consider eating more fresh fruits, vegetables, and more whole foods in general. These are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals and are easier on the digestion. Keep hydrated by drinking sufficient amounts of water as well.
Get Enough Sleep
It is not uncommon for to experience difficulty sleeping. As common as insomnia is, there are measures that must be taken to improve sleep. Boost your melatonin levels at night by limiting all amounts of light. Make your bedroom a place that is free of noise, light, and heat as all of these contribute to insomnia. Go to bed earlier, so you have to time relax into the sleeping state gradually.
Remember, retirement and getting older are not the end of life. Make sure you live this free period of your life to the very best and improve your own health every day.