After a person reaches the age of forty, a set of changes occurs within his body. These changes can negatively affect the health condition, and increase the risk of various diseases. Note that it is possible, by following simple steps, to avoid the negative effects of most of these changes.
Here are some tips for staying healthy, despite age over forty:
- Increased calcium
Eating 1000 – 1200 mg of calcium daily helps maintain strong bones. And also the need to get enough vitamin D.
- Increased muscle mass
Doing strength training consistently helps prevent muscle loss, and contributes to increased muscle mass.
- No nutritional supplement without consulting a doctor
You need to get a blood test and stay away from guesswork, to find out which supplements your body needs.
- Regulating blood sugar levels
It is important to keep sugar levels at a moderate level.
- More antioxidants
Antioxidants are important, as they help delay aging and cell damage. Foods rich in antioxidants also fight inflammation.
- Eat enough fiber
Women over the age of 40 should consume 25 grams of fiber daily, while men between the ages of 40 and 50 should consume 38 grams of fiber daily.
- Do not ignore thyroid problems
After the age of 40 you are more likely to have thyroid problems. Do not ignore common symptoms of a thyroid disorder, such as fatigue, sudden weight gain, dry skin …. and others.
- Flexibility exercises regularly
Flexibility exercises can help relieve muscle stress and eliminate pain.
- Annual medical examination
With age, a regular doctor’s visit becomes necessary, to conduct annual checks, which helps prevent diseases.
- Stop smoking
Smoking is known to destroy the heart and health in general, of all ages.
- Eat more potassium
Eating foods rich in potassium, such as bananas, can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
- No excessive exercise
Loading the heart more effort can cause injuries. Excessive cycling causes knee injuries, for example.
- Take vitamin B12
To keep your skin, hair and blood healthy, eat B12.
- Walk more
You should choose to walk rather than drive, when going to the supermarket or any nearby store. Walking for 15 minutes every day can reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
- Eat less
Research has shown that appropriately reducing calories can extend life and reduce the risk of multiple diseases caused by obesity.