If you are a senior citizen and striving for good health then, this chapter will give you perfect ways to maintain a very fit and healthy body.
Our body is just like a very delicate machine and more we use this machine, more sensitive it becomes to faults. Similar is the case with old age because in our old age, we had consumed almost everything of our body and it needs special care and extreme attention to stay fit and working 100 percent. If you are in your early 40’s then, you should know that you are entering an age where very small diseases can over run you and you will be left helpless but there are lots of things which you can always do to improve your daily life and stay fit even in your old age.
Keep Your Mind Young
Most of the people get old because they think they are old. Your mind frame has a very deep effect on your overall health. You should never say to yourself that you have become old and weak because if you trusted this opinion then, it will make you even weaker and older.
You should keep your spirits up and say to yourself that it is not the time to lie down on your bed instead you should participate actively in daily activities. I have seen people who lie down on their bed when they enter in their 50’s and have their grandkids. This is not the way instead you should remain active and try to participate in your family matters as it tells you your importance and you do not stick to that plan of being weaker.
Some Secret Health Tips for Older People
Regular exercise is the key to stay fit for any age group but the types of exercise keep changing. When you are young and youthful then, you can afford to do aerobics, weight lifting and other similar exercises but once you cross your 50 then, your bones and muscles become weaker and you cannot execute all of the those exercise plans.
You need to know this fact and choose some light and mild exercises for you like stretching, walking, light jogging and other similar exercises. Walk and jogging are two of the most essential and most effective exercises which you can do and these will help you to not only maintain your health but these will also help you to get rid of certain heart and lungs diseases.
You can also try light kinds of aerobics and other hard stretching exercise but try them for a particular period and see their effect. If you feel strain or pain in your muscles and weakness in your whole body then, you should know that these are not the appropriate exercises for you.
Regular Health Check Ups
As I mentioned above that in older age, your muscles, bones and other vital organs become weaker and they tend to get diseased and faulty very easily. So to avoid any unpleasant situation, you should have regular checkups from your doctor. These checkups will ensure that everything is working properly inside your body and even if something is going wrong, it will be diagnosed in early stages and doctors will be able to give you proper
medication to cure it as soon as possible. There is no better person than your family doctor to do this checkup because he knows your history and he will know your problems much better than a new doctor.
Overcome Your Bad Habits
As we grow up, we develop certain bad habits like smoking, drinking and other similar things. These habits may not harm you mush in young age and you will be able to resist their side effects and bad effects on your health in that age but when you get into older age then, these habits can be life threatening for you.
Drinking disturbs your immune system is disturbed at that age and you are no longer resisting its side effects. It can destroy your digestion system and can initiate some very harmful liver diseases too. Similarly if you smoke too much then, it can damage your lungs. In order to make your last few years easy on yourself, you need to quit these habits and if you cannot quit them completely then, at least try to limit them.
Senior Safety At Home
In old age, people tend to fell sick a lot more often and it is necessary that they should be provided with proper support at home. Muscles become weak and sometime weakness becomes terrible and they cannot even walk properly.
In this state, they need to have proper support while climbing stairs and they should also have proper support in their bath rooms so that they do not slip from slippery tiles of bathroom. Going in an old age home is not a very good option because that place sucks from many points of view.
There is a very lonely feeling in these places which makes you very disturbed mentally. In last years of your life, you always need someone from your family and especially from your kids to help you out and to look after you. This gives you a very soothing and helping atmosphere if someone your love is always around to help you in your bad times.