I’m a bestselling wellness author and in this article I share the top simple ways to keep your body healthy as you age.
As we get older, it’s highly likely that our physical health is going to suffer in some way. It’s a natural thing, and it’s to be expected. But that doesn’t mean we have to just let it happen.
In fact, there are all kinds of things we can do that will keep our bodies healthier as we get older.
This is a topic I care about deeply – as I was born in 1960. I’m also a wellness expert, and wrote a best-selling, health-boosting longevity book, Life is Long.
Inside my book I share a range of health tips to slow down the aging process – so you can live longer, healthier, younger, more energetically.
But in this article I’m going to focus simply on the top ways to keep your body healthy as you age.
Keep reading to find out more.
Proper hydration is essential for everyone of any age. But as we get older, it becomes even more important. And it has to be part of your everyday healthcare routine.
When you get dehydrated, you can develop a whole host of other health issues like…
When you’re older, and your body isn’t able to fix these issues so quickly, it can make you feel more ill.
Make sure you drink water regularly. Sip it throughout the day rather than gulping it down every now and then. Sipping regularly means you’ll never run the risk of getting dehydrated.
When you’re out and about, carry a reusable water bottle with you.
If you find it hard to get enough to drink for any reason, try adding some hydrating foods like oranges and cucumbers to your diet to help top you up.
Spending time outdoors can give you many different physical benefits. So it’s an important thing to do when you’re able to. Even if you just manage to get outside for a few minutes a day, that’s better than nothing.
One reason why being outside is so good for you is that you can get a lot of vitamin D from sunshine. And vitamin D is great for bone health as well as your overall wellbeing.
If you can spend some time in the sun (wearing protection, of course), you’ll easily be able to boost your vitamin D levels.
Plus, nature is a great way to de-stress. And when you’re less stressed, your blood pressure will be lower, which protects your heart and makes issues like strokes much less likely.
Mindfulness is a powerful thing you can do that helps people as they get older. And if you can start it when you’re younger, that’s even better!
Mindfulness means you stop worrying about the past and the future. And you think about the present instead. I share a range of mindfulness tools here.
The results of doing these mindfulness strategies include …
One of the most important things you can do as you get older is to do what you love. So find hobbies you enjoy and that make you happy. And be sure you get to do them as often as possible. If you want to learn how to turn your hobbies into an online course to help others, check out my simple tips for launching a business here.
You can also make sure you practice self-care and make sure your home and surroundings are just right for you. Get all the home health care supplies you need to be safe and well. Put your own health first – it’s not selfish to make yourself a priority.