4 Simple Ways to Avoid Health Complications of Aging

Health Complications of Aging

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Health Complications of Aging Can Be Avoided

 

As you age, your body begins to slow down. Performing rigorous activities may become more complex. According to the National Aging Council, about 77% of elderly people have at least two chronic health issues.

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While it’s almost impossible to live the latter years without some form of complication. However, there are ways to minimize the health complications of aging. The only catch is you have to begin them as early as possible so let’s get started.

 

Educate Yourself

 

The simplest way to stay on top of the potential health complications of aging is through good health care, research, and education. One of the reasons the elderly develop health complications is lack of knowledge.

Thanks to technology you can now learn more about the big four – cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and lung disease. It is important to know the common symptoms of these diseases. In doing so, you can benefit from early detection and prevention.  so you can track them early, plus how to prevent yourself from them as you age.

 

Stay Physically Active

 

If you do much of your job behind a computer screen, you may not get in much movement while at work. That is not too great for our weight.  However, it is also not good for our brain health. Additionally, it could put you at risk of cardiovascular problems, among other health concerns in old age.

 

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If you can do rigorous exercises such as an intense gym session or a run, great. However, you can also do many other things and gain a great deal of benefit. Even if you don’t run, hit the gym, or do anything rigorous you can still get in some good activity. For example, you can do more gentle tasks such as yoga, swimming, or walking to and from work.

 

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Be Aware of your Mental Health

 

The brain is such a powerful tool. Any slight impact on it affects the entire body. Stress, in particular, troubles your mind, and the ripple effect is visible since you may develop wrinkles or experience premature aging.

So, try to keep your mood elevated by engaging in activities that interest you. This can take your mind off the troubles you have, even if for a few hours. If you can’t do an activity alone then it’s best to have someone tag along, especially for outdoor activities such as hiking.

Lastly, ensure you can talk to someone about your problems. If possible see a professional for help.  

 

Eat Right

 

It’s not enough to exercise and watch your health. Instead, you must supplement these efforts by consuming the right foods. With fast food joints in almost every neighborhood, people seem to have forgotten the value of a home-cooked meal.

Ensure that most, if not all, of your meals contain vegetables, whole grains, protein and carbohydrates.

Vegetable Hash Fried Eggs
Vegetable Hash Fried Eggs

Don’t forget to eat lots of fruits, and avoid sugary and fatty products as much as possible.

Drink lots of water, but don’t be afraid to treat yourself to some nice treats every once in a while. With a well-balanced diet there is room for just about 2everything. 

 

Conclusion

 

 The body is designed to last long. However, at some point it may develop complications. Use these tips to try and stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible. With this you will give yourself a good chance of avoiding the health complications of aging.

 

Read Even More Tips To Avoid The Health Complications of Aging
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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.