Looking for some tips to support the ageing process? Check out our guide for ageing well and staying active for longer.
Change your habits
We live in a world that promotes a stress-fuelled and overworked lifestyle. Many of our jobs require us to sit for prolonged periods, making us feel more worn out while not using up much energy. It is a clever idea to pause now and re-evaluate your routine and swap out unhealthy habits for better, healthier options.
Focus on your body and mind; it is important to adopt good habits as early as possible in life. However, if you did not have the wherewithal to start in your youth, paraphrasing an ancient proverb, the second-best time to start is now.
The process of discarding an old habit or getting a new one takes over a couple of weeks. It would help if you did the same thing at the same time of the day for some period to make this happen. Experiment and even try replacing an old habit with a new one.
Start with something simple: drink more water.
Keep a full and chilled bottle in hand for keeping dehydration at bay. Staying hydrated is important for the proper function of your body.
Have a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Try doing yoga. A physical habit is known to help clear the mind, reduce fatigue, and to improve self-assurance. Many styles of yoga are perfect for any level of fitness.
Learn to relax by incorporating meditation into your day.
A 20-minute session or two a day can help you consciously declutter your mind.
Make sleeping a healthy habit.
The preferred method to get plenty of sleep is to get in bed regularly every night and, if possible, sleep until you awaken without using an alarm clock.
Since life without an alarm clock is not a luxury many of us can enjoy, a good rule of thumb is to get in bed at least eight hours before you need to wake up.
Naps are another way to replenish your energy level during the day. Strive for brief naps, about 20 to 30 minutes. Much longer, and you could have trouble sleeping at night.
How to feel your best at any age and to stay active for longer
Keeping fit is the best feel-good there is. Support your body’s physical needs by making a few lifestyle tweaks that go a long way when looking after your health.
There is nothing more rejuvenating than a bracing walk or a dip in the pool. But being active is not always easy, especially if you spend most of your day sitting at a desk and the sofa beckons when you get home.
Putting on your trainers or going for a swim can feel even more challenging as you get older and start to notice twinges and aches that did not use to be there.
Energy levels can seriously drop with age, too. (Remember the good old days when you would think nothing of dancing all night and still be able to race around the next day?)
Unfortunately, it is easy to get out of the habit of exercising, and the less active you are, the less you want to do… before you know it, your joints are getting stiff, and you are making that ‘oomph noise as you get up out of your armchair. (Where does that noise come from?!)
Do not worry, however. Becoming tired and creaky is not an overnight part of the ageing process.
Sure, your joints and ligaments experience wear and tear, but staying active and eating a healthy balanced diet, can help You maintain your lifestyle.
Nutritional needs change as we age – supporting your body with a supplement could help
Most of us feel youthful, and yet there is no denying that our body changes with time.
Most of us notice annoying minor health niggles with time, from that twinge in our knees to feeling more tired at the end of the day. The truth is, all of us need a helping hand as we get older.
For starters, the body becomes less effective at absorbing certain nutrients with age; but gravity, wear and tear, and environmental pollution can all have an impact, too.
That is why we do not always have the verve or energy we had in our youth, and certain health conditions have become more common.
But the ageing process does not have to be downhill – positive ageing is all about doing it on your terms.
A few simple changes can make all the difference to how you feel about getting older.
Eating a healthy balanced diet, for example, and staying active, can help you feel younger for longer.
Taking a nutritional supplement is also an effective way to ensure your body has all the nutrients it needs to age its best.
How nutrition can help you stay active
Ensuring good nutrition will help you to be more active. Being moderately active will support your joints, ligaments and boost your energy levels, so you will feel more inclined to hit the gym or go to that exercise class you have meant to try for ages.
How certain nutrients can help you to look after yourself and encourage you to stay active
Vitamin D helps support normal healthy functioning muscles and normal bones.
Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage.
Manganese contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue.
Specific B vitamins can help to support energy release from your food, including Vitamins B6 and B12.
Magnesium, Vitamin B6 and B12 all contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Chromium and zinc play an important role in ensuring that your body can metabolise proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Chromium also makes a significant contribution to keeping normal blood glucose levels.
Omega 3 supplements contain the fatty acids EPA and DHA, which play a key role in keeping the heart healthy. At least 250 mg total of the two is needed for this health benefit. In addition, DHA supports brain function, and 250 mg of DHA is needed a day to benefit the brain. What is more, it can be taken in easy to consume capsule format.
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A few simple changes could mean you are more likely to get your trainers on in the first place – and the more active you are, the younger you will feel.
Disclaimer: Food Supplements should not replace a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
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