The older we get, the more necessary it is for us to take good care of ourselves. This is because our body starts to show even more signs of ageing and how we act now can determine our future health.
Here are some tips that can help you to stay healthy in your forties so you’re more likely to have a healthy future.
Eat Breakfast Every Day
When you eat breakfast your metabolism starts to work. Those who do not eat breakfast are much more likely to be overweight. What you eat for breakfast will fuel your day’s activity. It is, therefore, crucial that you have breakfast every day.
Try not to make your breakfast the smallest meal of the day. Make sure you have a healthy breakfast that gives you energy for the day ahead.
You should plan to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day three days a week. Not only will it help you to lose weight and stay fit but it can help to keep your bones strong. When we age our bones are not always as strong as they used to be. This is why you need to make sure that you do exercises that keep them strong.
Exercising can also help you to avoid injuries associated with getting older. Try to find an exercise routine that you like and one that you can participate in at least 3 times a week. If you can, try to exercise with friends as you’re more likely to stick to the exercise than if you did it alone.
Deal with Stress
If you work and have a family, chances are you will suffer from stress at some point. When you are stressed your blood pressure increases, your libido is lowered and you’re less likely to sleep very well.
If you’re concerned about your stress levels you should see a doctor and speak to others about how you are feeling. Help from a Family physician and those you love can help you to feel less stressed. It can also help you to understand what is making you stressed and how you can deal with it. Talking to someone about how you are feeling can really help.
Eat More Protein
Proteins contain amino acids that can help to lift your mood. Depression can be lifted and memory can be improved. You may, therefore, wish to consider eating more quinoa, eggs and fish.
You may also want to think about eating carbohydrates from time to time as they too can boost your mood.
While you may have work and family commitments you should stay social. Keep meeting your friends from time to rime. Doing so can help you to reduce your stress levels while maintaining a good social life.
Did you know that having a good social life can also help to reduce the risk of strokes, heart disease and diabetes? Call your friends, meet up with them and have a good time.
Try not to spend too much time on social media. Spend more time with your friends in person, you’re much more likely to have a good time if you do.
Schedule Frequent Appointments with your Doctor
When you’re in your forties you need to make sure that you stick with those regular health checks. Make sure that you have your blood pressure regularly checked along with your cholesterol. The latter is particularly important if there is a history of heart disease in your family or you have a poor diet.
Learn Something New
Why not make this the year where you learn to do something new? If you have a partner why not be more adventurous together? Remember when you first got together and everything was exciting? Try to learn something new, something that both of you will enjoy.
When you learn something together you help to boost that connection between you. Have fun together doing the things that you love when you can. It could bring you closer together.
If you are not currently seeing someone learn something new with a friend. You could strengthen your bond and have a lot of fun along the way.
The above tips can help you to stay healthy and happy in your forties. Use them so that your life is a much happier and healthier one.