In growing older, maintaining a sound health while at the same time having constant engagements and regular physical activity is imperative to pursue a worthy life.
Here are the easy tips to help you achieve healthy and active aging:
Do and keep a balanced diet.
This is necessary for a healthy brain and healthy body as well. How to maintain a balanced diet? To maintain a balanced diet, you must try to eat every variety of foods from different groups such as fruits and vegetables (two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables every day). Foods such as cereal, rice, bread, pasta, potatoes and other starchy foods (if possible wholemeal and wholegrain). Soo with dairy foods and milk (hard cheeses and yoghurt and use low-fat milk), meat, beans such as soybeans, lentils and broad beans and eggs. Other non-dairy sources of protein, fish (at least two pieces a week, including one portion of salmon, oily fish such as trout and sardines). Lastly, smaller amounts of food and drink that are high in sugar or fat. To keep you hydrated, it is also important to drink lots of water and other fluids.
Do a regular physical activity.
This is vital for your mind and body. Regular physical activity helps to control weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, pain, diabetes and builds muscle, as well as joint and bone problems such as arthritis and osteoporosis. It can also reduce your risk of stroke, some cancers, heart disease and help prevent injury and falls.
What types of physical activity should you do? Indeed, it is necessary to keep active as you age. For active aging, you must try to do at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most, ass possible all, days to keep your muscles, bones, lungs and heart working well. It is also a great idea to do a set of activities that help strength, flexibility, fitness and balance.
Be active and participate socially and engage with others.
This can help to your wellbeing and overall health by creating social relationships and strengthening your sense of belonging. A good example of this is to join a local group or taking part in regular social activities with neighbors, family, and friends. This is a good way to keep you connected and involved with the community.
There are also social support services available that can help you to remain active in social life by arranging outings and visits in the community or having someone visit you in your home.