Tips To Stay Healthy As You Grow Older
As we grow older, we’d like to do so with dignity and grace, and the best way to do this is to look after your health. The healthier you are, the better your body will fight the aging process, which will mean you have less aches and pains and you can deal better with any injury that may happen. Staying fit doesn’t mean you’re immune from illness but good health will stand you in good stead and give you a better chance of recovery. A Mobility Shop, providers of all kinds of mobility aids have put together some helpful tips to help you make sure that age is nothing but a number as you grow old with grace.
It can be hard to keep up with what’s good for you and what’s not, but throw away all the magazines and skim over the web pages where you’re told that broccoli causes cancer and too many eggs will make you ill. Anything that is natural and grows in the ground can be relied upon. Make sure your diet is full of plenty of fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices and you’ll feel and see the difference. Avoid processed foods as we don’t even know the impact these have on us yet. If you eat meat, make sure it’s as local and as fresh as possible. Don’t worry about the small details or occasional treats, they won’t kill you!
We’re constantly reminded about eating healthy, from signs on the bus stop to the ads in newspapers. It’s something your doctor probably mentions regularly – we know we need a healthy diet! However, what people don’t talk about as much is how much hydration we need to stay healthy.
It’s important to drink at least 2 litres of water every day. Try to avoid tea or soft drinks as they will dehydrate you. Being hydrated makes sure everything is moving in your body correctly, it keeps your skin plump and it also has a positive impact on your mind. Drinking water reduces the chance of headaches, can lower your blood pressure and help with your sight. It also helps your memory!
Treat body and mind as one
Realise that your mind and your body are not separate. Physical activity is just as important for the mind, and keeping yourself mentally stimulated is important to keep your body in good health. If you suffer with mental illness you will know that this can negatively affect your physical wellbeing. Look at the big picture and treat the two as one. Realise that meeting a friend for a run, rather than going alone, can be beneficial to both mind and body.
Mobility Aids to help you
Even if some parts of your body aren’t working like they used to, it doesn’t mean you have to lose your independence. A Mobility Shop can help you out with mobility aids, stair lifts and other equipment to help you in and outside the home. Enquire within our shop at 141 – 145 Thomas Lane, Broadgreen, Liverpool, L14 5NT or give us a call on 0151 220 7080.