There are a number of habits that are worth considering either during or in the lead up to your 60’s. Small changes to your lifestyle and diet can make a huge difference to how you look and feel, as well as being beneficial to your overall health.
Below are 5 ways to retain your vigor throughout your 60’s:
Take the correct supplements
Getting the correct vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other beneficial nutrition is more important than ever as you get older. It’s also vital that you ensure you’re getting enough calcium in your diet as it can prevent brittle bones and osteoporosis. Algaecal is one of the best natural calcium supplements that can keep your bones strong and healthy.
You should also be sure to up your intake of vitamin B12 and vitamin D.
Recent studies show a B12 deficiency is linked to cardiovascular disease as well as Alzheimer’s disease. To find out how best to include supplements into your diet as well as the best supplements to take speak to your doctor, dietician or nutritionist.
Walking is great exercise at any age and is the perfect way to keep you feeling active and youthful throughout your 60’s. Walking can increase your oxygen intake if you are consistent with it and this can bring on a whole host of benefits.
Aim to walk for approximately 2-4 hours a week, and we can guarantee you’ll start to feel a difference in a very short space of time. As well as making you feel energised and relieving stress, walking can also lower your risk of breast, colon and lung cancer. It can also help to improve your joints, strengthen your bones and it a great cardiovascular workout.
Incorporate fibre rich foods into your diet
If you’re unaware of which types of food that is a good source of fibre, then do your research and start incorporating them into your diet. Fibre helps to soften stools and can make you go to the bathroom more regularly.
Women should keep their pelvic muscles strong
For women in their 60’s, incontinence can become a worry.
Pelvic exercises are a simple and effective way of preventing incontinence. If you have already starting to become incontinent then you can still begin strengthening your pelvic muscles as this could reverse the effects completely or make them more manageable.
Pelvic exercise are simple to learn and can be done in the comfort of your own home. Simply squeeze the muscles that control the flow of urine and keep these muscles contracted for 10-15 seconds. Repeat this 10-20 times a day (or as many times as you can) and aim to do this 3 times a day for the best results.
Stay up to date with essential check-ups
However fit, active and healthy you look and feel, it is still important to remember to stay up to date with various health checks. In your 60’s, catching the early signs of something that could become quite serious could make a real difference.
Some checks such as eye and hearing exams are pretty routine and should be done as often as possible. Checking bone mineral density, blood pressure, blood glucose and other essential exams should be done once every couple of years, or when your doctor deems it necessary.
We hope that all of the good habits and lifestyle choices that you have made and stuck with up until now will mean your looking and feeling great. Continuing with these good habits whilst adding in the 5 points mentioned above is a surefire way to stay healthier, happier, youthful and full of energy for many years to come.