Aging is Inevitable. We Do Not Have The Power To Stop Time.
But we do have some control over how we age. Our daily choices over what we eat, how much we exercise, and how we take care of our bodies may seem insignificant at the moment, but over time can have a great impact on our overall health as we age.
Make Better Lifestyle Choices To Win The Aging Game.
Many of us will grace healthfully. Having taken precautionary steps throughout the years, such as healthy eating and exercise just to name a few.
While others will be afflicted with chronic conditions such as hypertension, or high blood pressure.
According to the National Institutes of Health, almost two-thirds of Americans over the age of 60 have high blood pressure, and unfortunately are susceptible consequences of the disease, such as heart attack and stroke.
Not only are there physical manifestations of hypertension, this disease can also have an effect on our cognitive functioning. How our brain processes thoughts, acquires knowledge and experiences the senses.
One way to reduce your risk of hypertension is to decrease your sodium intake. Dashing salt on your food here and there can seem harmless, but overtime, an excess intake of salt directly leads to high blood pressure.
Many will try to reverse the signs of aging with so-called miracle creams and potions. Spending hundreds of dollars at make up counters in department stores. But there’s one way to slow down the signs of aging without breaking the bank. Wearing sunscreen every day, regardless of the weather, can prevent those telltale signs of aging such as wrinkles, loss of firmness and sun spots.
Also, it’s important to always try to prevent excess sun exposure by using hats and clothing to protect the skin from the sun’s damaging rays. These are also important steps in the prevention of skin cancer.
Another common problem associated with aging is an increase in stress and other mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. And while you may think that medications are the best way to treat these, they can also be prevented and reduced with your lifestyle choices.
It is imperative for our mental health to get adequate sleep, exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet full of vitamins and minerals. Adopting these into your daily routine will pave a much smoother and healthier path you age. Even taking small steps everyday to towards making better lifestyle choices will surely add up over time.
And remember to work closely with your physician and care team to help you stay healthy, active and on the right track. If you don't have a team that will help you age healthfully, contact EliteHealth today at 1855-49ELITE or 1855-493-5483 today.