Friday, February 25, 2011

How to Get Energized at 80 and Beyond

Seniors HikingBy the time you turn eighty, you’ve probably slowed down a bit. You may have developed medical conditions, be taking regular prescriptions and vitamins as recommended by your doctor, and your bones might be feeling a little creaky.

There’s a good chance you’ve strayed from a healthy diet and exercise routine, if you ever had these in the first place. This is a time in your life when taking care of yourself matters more than ever before. That’s why diet, exercise, and nutrition should come into high focus during your ninth decade.

It all starts with a trip to your doctor. A medical professional is best qualified to give you advice about the foods you should and shouldn’t be eating, and the types of exercises that could be either beneficial or detrimental to your body.

If you have heart problems, you may be advised to avoid foods that are high in cholesterol. If you’ve developed back issues, you may need to avoid exercises and other movements that are jarring or bouncy. Your first step toward a healthier lifestyle is to find out what can harm you or help you, and your doctor is the best person to provide that advice.

[Please come back tomorrow for the conclusion of this article on Getting Energized After Age 80.]

put food in perspective, choose healthy food, eat healthy for life,

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