Our bodies change quite a bit as we age. This statement is especially true for women. It is no secret that the aging process can make life quite challenging. However, those who modify their behaviors will find that dealing with the consequences of aging is that much easier. Let's take a look at a few tips that will help you look and feel your best as you head toward your golden years.
Avoid Added Sugar
The tongue doesn't taste flavors as sweetly as it did when the body was younger, so plenty of adults fall into the trap of adding sugar to certain meals and some drinks. Eliminate such additions of sugar and you'll make considerable progress in your effort to keep your weight in check. Try to consume foods with natural sugar rather than foods with added sugar. Opt for fresh fruits and vegetables rather than processed foods.
Mix in strength training at least a couple of times each week. Strength training bolsters your muscles while simultaneously improving bone density. Try strength training exercises like yoga and push-ups that do not require weights.
Consume Protein On A Regular Basis
Protein is the building block of life. It is required in ample doses and at a fairly regular frequency in order to keep the body in optimal shape. You won't have to eat heaping portions of foods with protein to help your body age with grace. Consume 30 grams of protein in each meal to catalyze your body's ability to process food.
Don't Let Up On The Cardio
Adhere to your usual cardio routine. Every little bit of activity helps, whether it is walking, dancing, biking, jogging, etc. Ideally, you will meet the CDC's recommended minimum of 150 minutes worth of moderate/intense aerobic exercise each week. Cardio improves heart health along with the functionality and vitality of the brain and lungs. Though few know it, 30 minutes of cardio is actually more effective than traditional sit-ups to combat that pesky visceral fat around the stomach.
Increase Vitamin D And Calcium Intake
Bones become more brittle as the body ages. You can counteract this weakening by incorporating more calcium and vitamin D in your diet. The daily recommended calcium intake rises from 1,000 mg to 1,200 at age 50. Experts advise people to take 600 IUs of vitamin D each day.
To help you stay healthy and maintain vitality as you age, Matrix Age Management can develop personalized programs that suit your needs. Talk to us about the struggles you’re facing as you get older.