Thursday, March 20, 2014

Staying Healthy After 40

There have been a lot of studies and statistics on aging over the years, and one thing that people have noticed is that they are more prone to gaining weight, and becoming unhealthy after they turn forty. Does this mean that anyone over the age of forty is unhealthy? Absolutely not. All this means is that there is a greater chance for someone to become unhealthy after forty because of natural causes. For the most part, these things are all physical. One example of this is our metabolism – it tends to slow down after a certain age.
So, if you are over the age of 40, how do you stay healthy? What are some things that you can do in order to keep yourself in the healthy zone?
Let’s take a look.
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Stop Smoking
This is one of those things that’s a lot easier said than done, and it certainly no small task. However, it is also one of those things that can significantly improve your health (at any age). How does it improve your health? It has been proven that smoking can cause cancer, cardio issues, and skin issues. If you stop smoking, you can improve the way your skin looks, limit your chances of lung cancer, be healthier, and look younger overall.

Eat Right
People talk about this all of the time, yet not a lot of people actually make the commitment and go through with the decision. This partly has to do with the fact that eating right is not easy (by any means), and partly because sometimes it becomes easier to just go buy fast food.
One thing is for sure – if you begin eating right now, it won’t be difficult to continue doing so later. Eating healthy provides benefits such as losing fat, having healthier looking skin, and putting a stop to certain diseases/challenges.
Don’t underestimate how much younger you will feel by substituting unhealthy foods with healthier ones!
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Exercise 5 Times A Week
It can be easy to say that you are too busy to work out, but the truth is that we will always be too busy. If you don’t make time now, you never will. It’s time to fully commit to maintaining a regular workout schedule. Taking five hours out of the week to work out five time a day (that’s one hour a day) can significantly improve your health after 40.
One of the best ways to ensure that you are going to stay committed to working out is to create a workout schedule for yourself. You are much more likely to do something if it’s already planned out and ready to go. So, make a schedule for yourself. Maybe you want to work out a different muscle group every day of the week, or maybe you want to do different cardio exercises every day of the week. No matter what your goal is, stick to it!

Take A Look At Your Family History
It can be extremely beneficial to take a look at your family history. Why? Well, first of all it is always better to know if you might be prone to something ahead of time because then you can do something to prevent it. Also, it can definitely be beneficial for you to know past conditions because you can pass on the knowledge to your kids.
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Consider Cosmetic Procedures
Cosmetic and Plastic surgery procedures become relevant after forty because the benefits can be incredible. Certain procedures like the tummy tuck, liposuction, or breast augmentation can really improve certain areas of your body that naturally begin to sag, droop, or loosen.

About the author:

Anna Inslee currently resides in Florida and spends her time writing about the benefits of liposuction Toronto, and other health/fitness relatedsubjects.

1 comment :

  1. I was tracking with you until you started talking about "consider cosmetic procedures". I have several friends who are no longer on this Earth due to what they thought were harmless procedures that went wrong a few weeks later for one, and a few years later for the other. They left behind husbands, children, family and friends. I would say not to enter into surgery lightly. Interview the physicians, check their credentials, think about it, consider all options and then think about it some more.