Do you feel like you have less energy than when you were in your 20s and 30s? Are you tired of living with aches and pains in your neck, back, hips, and legs? I created these healthy lifestyle tips just for you.
Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to look and feel old. The factors that cause aging often have a source that is simple to fix. Many times, it comes down to diet and exercise. Want some help getting started? Try these five tips.
Drink More Water
I know, I know. You’re sick of hearing people tell you to drink more water, so I’ll keep this part short. Water is essential for your body to work properly. Your body is a system that needs water to do its job. An added bonus that drinking more water offers is that it can help you fill up before meals. If you’re trying to lose weight to relieve some of the stress on your body, this is one of the most important healthy lifestyle tips to listen to.
Don’t Sit for Too Long
Sitting all day—whether you have a desk job or are retired and just want to relax—is not good for you. Not only is it bad for your back and hips, which are some of the most common parts of the body where people feel chronic pain, but also it is terrible for your heart. For every hour that you spend sitting, try to get up and move around for ten minutes. Go for a walk in the park. Get up and do some chores that you’ve been putting off. If you’re at work, a simple trip to the water cooler or break area can do wonders for your health.
Find an Activity that Helps You Exercise
Speaking of getting up and moving, I have to tell you that it is critical to get at least 30 minutes of exercise three times a week. But you don’t have to hit the gym to get a good workout. In fact, if you don’t enjoy cardio on the treadmill or exercise bike or weight training, getting a gym membership could do more to discourage you from exercising.
Instead, try one of these healthy lifestyle tips: pick an activity that you enjoy that requires some physical exertion. Do you like to be out in nature? Go hiking! Does gardening sound more like your thing? Start planting one! The exercise you get from an activity you enjoy doesn’t have to be strenuous to give you some benefits.
Go for the Veggies First
Most of us approach food like this—we pile our plates with carbs and protein before we even think about touching the veggies. You can switch things up by cultivating a habit of putting the vegetables on your dinner plate before moving on to carbs and meat. Not only can this trick give your body the nutrients it needs, but it can also help you fill up on things that are good for you.
Healthy Lifestyle Tips Not Enough?
If you want to feel and look younger, diet and exercise aren’t the only ways to do that. Talk to us today to see how we can help you achieve your health goals. Visit this page to see our upcoming clinic dates.