Live Your Life to the Fullest With These 5 Essential Healthy Aging Tips

    NOVEMBER 18, 2021

    Live Your Life to the Fullest With These 5 Essential Healthy Aging Tips

    Healthy aging is so much more than a numbers game. Follow these 5 tips to minimize age-related health issues and make the most out of every year

    There are entire industries dedicated to making products that help prevent wrinkles and other age-related physical changes.

    The focus seems to be solely on appearances more so than anything else.

    But is that really what healthy aging is all about?

    We certainly don’t think so. To us, aging is about maintaining a healthy body and a sharp mind so you can enjoy the highest possible quality of life as the years go by.

    And as it turns out, you have much more control over this process than you might think.

    Today, we’ll be exploring 5 crucial tips that can help you preserve your health and live life on your terms as you age.

    1. Strengthen Your 3 Pillars of Health

    The three foundational principles or pillars of health are exercise, nutrition, and sleep.

    Keeping up with these vital aspects of your wellbeing is arguably the best way to stave off age-related health issues and maintain a strong body and mind.

    Let’s go through them one at a time:

    1. Exercise – Lean body mass naturally decreases with age, which slows your metabolism and leads to decreases in strength and activity levels. These behavioral changes can contribute to the development of blood sugar and weight problems over time. That’s why it’s essential to move your body—especially as you get older. Whether you stick to a gym routine, your favorite sport, or regular walks, daily activity keeps your bones and muscles strong, lowers your blood pressure, and promotes healthy cholesterol levels so you can continue living an active lifestyle.
    2. Nutrition – Maintaining a healthy diet consisting of vegetables, fruits, nuts, lean meats, dairy, and whole grains is one of the most powerful ways to encourage healthy aging. Natural foods and drinks that nourish your body can help you manage your weight and minimize the risk of blood pressure and blood sugar issues.
    3. Sleep – Sleep is prime recovery time for your body and mind, and not getting enough of it can increase your risk of developing heart, kidney, blood pressure, blood sugar, and cognitive health problems later in life. As a general rule, adults should shoot for seven to eight hours of sleep every night. And do your best to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day. Sleeping extra on the weekends can disrupt your natural rhythm and could be a sign that you’re not getting enough sleep during the week.

    2. Stimulate Your Mind

    As important as it is to keep your body active, it’s just as vital to keep your mind active.

    When it comes to sharpening your mind, Harvard Medical School states:

    Any mentally stimulating activity should help to build up your brain. Read, take courses, try “mental gymnastics,” such as word puzzles or math problems. Experiment with things that require manual dexterity as well as mental effort, such as drawing, painting, and other crafts.

    Engaging activities like these can help preserve brain function and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline.

    3. Say No to Tobacco & Limit Alcohol Use

    Tobacco use and excessive drinking pose a serious threat to your liver, cardiovascular, and even mental health as you age.

    Specifically, drinking too much can dramatically increase your risk of developing cognitive issues later in life.

    To protect your health for the long-term, avoid tobacco altogether and practice healthy moderation with alcohol.

    For men, that means limiting yourself to two drinks a day and one drink a day for women.

    4. Make Friends, Make Memories, & Have Fun!

    As humans, our mental health plays a massive role in how we see and show up in the world.

    Chronic stress and mood issues can affect your physical performance, productivity, energy levels, and more.

    But when you spend time outside, enjoy a favorite hobby, or have quality time with friends and loved ones, you’re actually setting yourself up for healthy aging.

    For example, research has shown that people who read, dance, play board games, and play instruments may reduce their risk of experiencing cognitive decline in their later years.

    Additionally, Harvard Medical School reports that “strong social ties” are linked to a lower risk of cognitive decline, lower blood pressure, and even longer life expectancy.

    So, always make time for what you love and who you love. It’s good for your health!

    5. Make Time for Self-Care

    On the ride of life, you only have one body to carry you the distance.

    Along the way, whether from normal wear and tear or an active lifestyle, we come away with all kinds of bumps and bruises.

    It’s important to make space in our schedules for self-care to stay on top of these battle scars and improve our overall health.

    That means setting routine doctor and dentist appointments, and making time for activities that provide a mental or physical reset––or both!

    Regularly seeing your healthcare providers ensures you’re in good shape and helps you catch potential issues before they become too serious.

    Outside the doctor’s office, you could meditate for ten to fifteen minutes to start your morning, or wind down with a relaxing yoga session at the end of the day…

    You could treat yourself with a massage to relieve some mental and physical stress…

    Or, if you’re looking for an all-around health and wellness solution, you could add BEMER therapy to your daily routine.

    BEMER Therapy: Self-Care Made Simple

    BEMER stimulates muscles to naturally boosts local circulation in just two eight-minute sessions a day using a pulsed electromagnetic field.

    This therapeutic signal communicates directly with your muscle cells to boost oxygen delivery and CO2 removal, unlocking a long list of potential health benefits that can improve your quality of life as you age:*

    • Enhanced muscle conditioning and recovery
    • Improved performance
    • Better physical fitness
    • Increased endurance and energy
    • Improved vitality and wellbeing
    • Stress reduction and relaxation

    Healthy aging isn’t about how you look. It’s about how you feel.

    When you combine these five tips with daily BEMER sessions, you can set yourself up to live your best life––and feel great doing it!

    Contact a distributor near you for more information on how BEMER can support your healthy aging journey.

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