The Keys To Aging Well

September 23, 2015

As Baby Boomers retire from the workplace, more people are embracing aging and being proactive with their health and well-being. Prevention is becoming the main focus to keep bodies and minds healthy to live longer, quality, productive lives.  There are five strategies to help you improve your daily living.

Daily Exercise

Improving overall fitness is essential. Daily movement will keep our heart and bodies healthy. The important thing is to have quality exercise to improve overall fitness. High intensity exercise is more beneficial stimulating testosterone and human growth hormones while lowering cortisol, a fat-storing hormone. The important thing is to increase the intensity and frequency of workouts and decrease the time spent doing them.

Superfoods

Good nutrition is important as we age since it affects how we look and feel. Selecting fresh vegetables and fruits and staying away from processed and fast food is essential to staying healthy. Kale, cabbage and blueberries are loaded with antioxidants which help prevent oxidation and cell damage. Sweet potatoes, squash and carrots are full of Vitamin A, a beneficial vitamin for eyes and skin. Healthy grains and beans produce serotonin, a hormone that fights stress and anxiety.

Nutrients

Supplements fill nutritional gaps as our bodies require greater amounts of certain vitamins and minerals. Omega-3’s are also important and help improve brain health, weight loss and metabolism.

Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important things we can do to restore and rejuvenate our bodies. Not getting enough sleep can have a huge impact on our appearance and body. Not getting enough sleep increases cortisol, a stress hormone.

Social Activity

Keeping in touch with friends and family and attending social events is a key to having an active lifestyle free from loneliness and depression. Having friends helps us to feel less lonely and unhappy which causes less stress.

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