Over the next few blogs we will be looking at steps the over-50 crowd can take toward healthy living.
For most of us, once we hit 50 years old, our health begins to take a little more importance in our daily lives. And there’s a good reason for this, our body’s systems start revving down and things don’t work as well as they used to. Along with this, women start into menopause and men go through andropause.
Fortunately, various lifestyle changes and nutritional changes can greatly help us get back to a reasonable vitality. Let’s look at some.
- Quit eating junk foods: You don’t need to go buy books, etc. on the latest diet craze to get back to a decent weight. You have something more valuable called common sense. Just try to eat live healthy food—like vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, white meats, or lean red meats. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store—most of the stuff in the inside aisles is something … I’m not even sure what … just avoid it as much as possible.
- Eat the rainbow: Eat fruits, vegetables, etc., that have color, because they contain antioxidants that block the root of inflammation that is thought to be the cause of all our modern diseases. (Like diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, Alzheimers, and so on.)
- Exercise: Obviously, if you can get some exercise 3–4 times a week you will feel better and burn more fat. Exercise has many, many benefits that we may not see, but feeling good and burning fat is a good enough reason.
In our next blog about healthy living over 50, we will continue to look at simple changes you can make. Future blog posts will talk about how nutritional supplements can help us along the way.