Most of us love the look and feel and smell of a new vehicle. And all we have to do is make enough money to buy a new one. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could do the same with our aging bodies? Sorry, its not going to happen.
The best we can do is take care of the one we have. The sooner you start, the better. Every year you wait makes it harder to maintain the level of mobility and good feelings we would all like to have in our second adult life.
- EXERCISE Mature adults must strive to maintain balance, strength and a good circulatory system to stay active.
- NUTRITION Weight control may actually get easier but watching sodium and sugar levels are more important than ever.
- SLEEP I thought I could avoid the consequences of sleep deprivation but everyone was right; my memory went first…
- REGULAR CHECKUPS Avoid hospital stays whenever possible so practice preventative medicine and go to the doctor regularly.
Of course, you already know this so tomorrow will probably be a lot like today. If you need some incentive, volunteer at a senior center for a few days. You may see ninety year olds dancing and having a great time and sixty year olds in wheelchairs or just too fat or creaky to move away from the tv. If this doesn’t wake you up, nothing I can say will.
#6 Include in your diet things that contain more water like tomatoes and watermelons. These things contain 90 to 95 % water so that there is nothing that you have to lose by feasting on them. They fill you up without adding to the pounds.
#19 Go easy on tea and coffee. Tea and coffee are harmless by themselves. It’s when you add the cream and sugar that they become fattening. Did you know that having a cup of tea or coffee that has cream and at least two cubes of sugar is as bad as having a big piece of rich chocolate cake?
#44 Instead of frying things try baking them without fat. Baking is by far a healthier method of preparing food than frying. Baking requires lesser oil or fat.
#47 Carry parsley with you. Parsley is an excellent thing to munch on in between meals. Not just is it good for you in terms of vitamins, but it is also a perfect way of making your breath fresher.
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