Aging is a process that doesn’t stop. As much as we may wish it were possible, we can’t stop the hands of time. We are all aging. As a health care professional, I will guide you to make healthy decisions that will help you feel better and stay stronger as you age.
There are obvious signs of aging like gray hair and wrinkles, but other areas of the body experience changes too. Aging may impact the cardiovascular system, bones, joints, muscles, memory, eyesight, hearing, teeth, skin, weight, and more. Fortunately there are steps you can take to help yourself stay active and healthy as you age.
“I tell my older patients to eat right, get adjusted, exercise and stay positive with your thoughts”. A positive attitude is important when it comes to aging. It is ok to and normal to age. Don’t compare yourself to yesterday, years or decades prior. Nobody is the sames as they were 20 years ago.
As people age, they may experience achy joints, less energy, and muscle loss, or they may just want to “take it easy.” But this is exactly the time to get moving. Exercise and other physical activity have multiple benefits for people of any age, but especially for seniors. Staying active may prevent or delay disease and disabilities, such as heart disease, diabetes, depression, and arthritis. Exercise has also been shown to help improve mood and cognitive function while helping to manage stress.
Even moderate activity may help you improve endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Encourage yourself to participate in some form of aerobic exercise, such as water aerobics, tennis, or energetic walking. Stretching is important to stay flexible. Simple stretches you did as a child in gym class are helpful to achieve flexibility. Of course feel free to consult me with particular questions on an exercise activity you may be considering.
Goals for eating better as you age should be to remove sugar from the diet; reduce carbohydrate intake; and supply plenty of protein and healthy fats from organic, whole foods. If you eat the right foods, you will feel better and balance blood sugar levels.
As you get older , not only is it important to eat right but to eat enough. It is very common for aging adults to experience a decrease in appetite. This may be due to many factors, such as a reduced sense of smell, vision, or taste. Tooth pain, side effects from medications, hormonal changes or digestion issues can also cause a loss in appetite. A continuing loss of appetite may lead to nutritional deficiencies and weight loss.
I recommend that you start your day with a SP Complete shake every morning to make sure you are supplementing your nutrition, the shake complements your diet. You should also take nutritional supplements because it is hard to consume everything the body needs every day.
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