5 Tips for Baby Boomers on How to Stay Healthy

5 Tips for Baby Boomers on How to Stay Healthy

How to Stay Healthy

As you get older, it gets much easier for those minor aches and pains to build up and break you down. There’s no shame in it. We live decades longer today than we used to thanks to modern medical breakthroughs. But a longer life doesn’t always automatically mean a healthier one. The baby boom generation has been integral on the international stage for the past four decades. But now the majority of this great group are knocking on retirement’s door. It’s never too late to take the steps that will help guarantee a high quality of life well into your twilight. Here are five tips on how to stay healthy for baby boomers.

1. First of all, make sure you are drinking enough water. It sounds incredibly simple, but most people don’t get enough of the old H2O each day.

Human beings are 70% water. Clear fluids help lubricate your joints, refresh your blood supply, maintain skin elasticity and basically make everything run better. Do whatever is necessary to drink at least eight cups of fresh, filtered water every day. You’ll notice a huge difference in your vitality.

2. Another easy one that’s often ignored is getting the proper amount of sleep every night.

You should strive for eight hours, though every person is different and you might require a little bit more or less. The deep, REM sleep we experience late in the night helps reduce anxiety and rejuvenate your mind for the next day’s activity. Without it you will be sluggish and far more likely to injure yourself. Stress is one of the largest contributing factors to a number of diseases, and getting enough sleep is an easy way to combat that negativity.

3. Regular exercise is also a crucial element to maintaining your health. And this has nothing to do with age, really.

Exercise always keeps your body young, helps your organs maintain peak effectiveness and obviously reduces fat deposits. At least thirty minutes of exercise each day will cut down the chance you’ll face heart disease or a stroke, and will even help stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. You’ll also have more energy to chase around grandkids or enjoy the great outdoors on the weekends.

4. A proper, balanced diet goes hand in hand with that regular exercise.

Your nutritional needs change as you age. To stay healthy do the proper research to find out the peak eating strategy for you. You can’t ever go wrong if you focus on whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and avoid processed and chemically treated foods. Lean proteins are great, and cut out the sugar, salt and alcohol whenever you can. Obviously you have got to live your life, and you don’t want to lose all the fun stuff. But moderation will serve you well.

5. Finally, don’t forget about the support you can receive through regular doctor’s visits.

This is hugely important as you age, so that any problems can be caught and addressed as soon as possible. Check to see if your insurance covers any sort of premier patient line, so you can pick and choose the best doctors for your needs. But in any case, take advantage of bi-yearly appointments at the very least, and heed the advice of those respected professionals.

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Jenni Proctor

Hi, I'm Jenni Proctor from Boomers Next Step. Remember when the formula for success in life was simply to strive for good marks at school, gain qualifications, get a great job, work hard and save for your retirement? Yes, I believed it too! For years my husband David and I wanted to develop a business that we could operate anywhere in the world, but both of us were educated to be employees.  We had entrepreneurial dreams and ideas, but still had employee mindsets. 14 years ago I took the giant leap!  I left my job in Education to start a business as a Career Counsellor and Coach, helping mature adults transition from one career path to another, and particularly from employment to entrepreneurship.  I had studied long and hard to gain new qualifications but sadly I hadn’t learnt how to market my new business. About 12 years ago we realized that we were not tracking well towards having the sort of retirement we wanted. We’d saved; we’d invested; and like so many other people we’d also lost some money along the way. It didn’t help that my business was not bringing in as much as I had been earning as an employee. Our dreams of extensive travel and helping our family were being replaced by a growing concern that we would outlive our savings. It seemed that a traditional retirement would not allow us to maintain the lifestyle we wanted. I love helping people plan the next phase of their lives, but we realized that was not going to be enough.  We needed a way to create an income stream that would pay for the travel and other lifestyle luxuries we wanted, that would provide mental stimulation, and would interest us both.

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