Effects of Aging
Stamina and Physical Recovery
Energy is youth. I noticed that around the age of 30 I needed more rest and naps. My body was slowing down and affecting my physical routine including working out, running and recreational activities. For me, Improving the quality of my sleep and my body’s recovery from physical exertion is a key role in living a fitter and younger life style. Regaining one's energy level is possible even as we age.
Gym membership or personal trainer? Over my lifetime I have done both. I prefer at my age personal one on one training or a small group of 10 or less. This allows the trainer to keep a watchful eye on the smaller group with respect to physical abilities and limitations. If you are active and under age 45-50 a gym membership without a personal trainer may be suitable for you. At-Home low to moderate exercise is also good such as walking, swimming, and biking.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people get at least 2 ½ hours a week of moderate activity, such as walking briskly enough to get slightly out of breath.
Choose the proper exercise activity for your age and present physical abilities. Always consult your physician before beginning a any new exercise program/training.
Clean Eating and Hydration
You are what you eat. This is especially true as we age. Our tissues, bones, skin, cells and organs need nourishment more that ever. Eating a balanced diet from the four food group is essential to good health. Drink, Drink, Drink clear liquids such as water daily.
Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits - Fresh seasonal fruits, frozen, canned or dried fruits and fruit juices, apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, melons, berries, raisins and 100 percent apple or orange juice, etc.
Vegetables - Dark green varieties such as spinach and broccoli. Yellow, orange and red vegetable such as carrots, squash, sweet potatoes and tomatoes. Starchy vegetables such as potatoes and corn.
Whole grain products include whole-grain cereals, whole-wheat bread, oatmeal and brown rice. Refined- and enriched grain products include white breads, white rice, enriched pasta and crackers.
Choose fat-free or low-fat dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, frozen yogurt, natural cheeses and soy beverages.
Meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, nuts and seeds, Low-fat meats and poultry and unsalted nuts, beans and peas
Maintaining a healthy gut goes hand in hand with proper eating habits.
Consult your physician before implementing a change in diet
The Human Body
Changes in the human body on average began in the late twenties.
Most are internal and began to become notable over time.
Changes in the eyes are typically first. The need for reading glasses seems to occur around age 40.
Our organs and tissues start to develop signs of inflammation which can lead to a number of health issues. Consult your physician for more information.
The skins starts to lose moisture and elasticity. Wrinkles and sagging tissue becomes more visible in the form of double chins and looser on the legs and arms.
Loss of muscle tone occurs with aging but can be addressed with moderate exercise.
The hair lines starts to recede, and hair volume starts to thin. The quality of the hair changes and become dull and brittle.
Cells starts to die as we age but all is not lost if we follow basic wellness regimines and ageless techiques.
The Mind and Mindset
Our minds are one our greatess gifts. The human brain stores volumes and volumes of information that in our younger years could be called to mind in an instant.
As we age information is not so readily available. The information is there but our ablity to recall starts to fade. Some people call this forgetfullness while medical professionals may evaluate more serious case as dementia. Consult with your physical for more information.
Mentally we may become a little less patience and dull in our thinking. Perhaps even labeled a a stick in the mud. This disposition can be adjusted by imploying some basic methods of ageless techniques.