Taking Better Care Of Your Self

As we grow older, our bodies get frail. We can no longer do with ease what we did in our teen years, our twenties or even thirties with each decade, our bodies slow down just a little. This does not mean that as you grow older you have to stop staying active and turn into a passive old person that does not get about and lives a quiet reclusive life. In fact, if you are or were an active person then making such a change can actually be truly detrimental to your health. Here’s how you can take better care of yourself in order to ensure that you live life to the fullest.

Your health
The older we get the faster our health starts to fail. Your body starts to feel the toll of the years on it and you may find that you are more easily tired, that you have body aches or even that your cholesterol levels are not what they once were. One of the easiest ways to keep track of your health is to go for regular check-ups at your Blacktown medical centre.

Schedule your next appointment at each visit to the Blacktown medical centre so that you do not forget to go often. You should also keep tabs on what medicines you take and if you have a family history of high pressure, cholesterol, diabetes or heart disease then from an early age make conscious choices to stay healthy and prevent those conditions from affecting you for as long as possible.

What you eat counts
What you eat really does count. If from a young age you start making healthy food choices then it becomes a habit and less of a chore when you are older. Also, regular control means that indulging occasionally will be unlikely to harm you. So save the chocolate cheesecake for birthdays and holidays and stick to some fruit and yogurt for desert on a regular day. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and try to ensure that you eat a balanced diet. Make sure you eat enough proteins and get enough calcium. Drink a glass of milk or have a yogurt everyday – especially as you get older. Consider snacking on things like carrot sticks, grapes or nuts instead of candy of even a breakfast bar that is loaded with carbs and sugar.

Stay active
One of the best ways to stay healthy is to stay active. Now we do not just mean that you get enough exercise but that as you get older you keep yourself occupied. Take up a hobby, join a group class and babysit the grandkids! For further details go to https://plus.google.com/112449046871198293226/about