As you become a middle-age woman (45-65 years old), you may feel you’re faced with increased health and fitness challenges. However, it doesn’t have to be this way if you take some time to take good care of yourself.
Managing Your Physical Needs
Genetics have a huge impact on your body fat distribution. When combined with decreased physical activity, this creates a more important issue than energy intake or dietary composition. This is why it’s important to engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity daily. Ideally, you would find the time to walk, jog or run in addition to resistance exercise of some type (weight training or bodyweight exercise). Weight training (which we’re a big fan of), will increase muscle and will also increase bone density. In addition, weight training will raise your resting metabolic rate which in turn will burn more calories for you throughout the day. As you work to incorporate this physical activity into your lifestyle, make sure you’re creating goals that are realistic and achievable. Look to join a well-managed fitness class or perhaps consider hiring a personal trainer (at least long enough to get a proper start).
Managing Your Nutritional Needs
Diet and nutrition are always important. The more vegetables and fruits you eat, particularly green vegetables, the better you are going to feel overall. Add some high-quality protein sources as well to balance out your menu. Favorites include wild-caught salmon, skinless chicken breasts and organic free-range eggs (or just the egg whites if you feel more comfortable with that). When you maintain this energy-appropriate diet alongside of adequate physical activity, you’ll maximize your health and wellbeing. Also, remember to drink lots of water!
Managing Your Psychological Needs
Depression is related to the rest of your health in a complex fashion. One of the best ways to prevent it from occurring as you hit middle age is to maintain adequate physical activity (doing so improves your mood, which will, in turn, help you perform your daily tasks better) and follow a nutritious diet. Eating regular meals and having a nutritious afternoon snack will also help to improve your cognitive performance. Breakfast is especially important because it not only improves your mood and your memory, but it also helps increase your energy and leaves you feeling calmer. These are some things research has demonstrated time and time again.
It’s never too late to make changes to your lifestyle that’ll benefit your senior health. Not only will this help you to feel better, but women still have a profound impact on societal behavior, especially when it comes to how their families eat. By making some of these small modifications in your life, you’ll also have a positive effect on your partner and anyone else who’s still living in your home with you.
Simply put, nutrition, physical activity, and mental wellbeing are all interrelated in such an important way that you can’t avoid addressing them if you want to remain healthy and maximize the quality of your life. One other thing that often gets overlooked when dealing with good health practices is your hearing. Fortunately, there’s someone whom you can partner with to ensure you remain healthy here as well. For this, you’ll want to contact Countryside Hearing Aid Services today.
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