Happy, Healthy Aging
We make jokes in our teens about being old at 20. At 20, some of us feel like 28 is old, and 30 is ancient. Then 30’s roll around and… it’s alright, hey!
All the worrying and talking about aging might mean we forget that we could be doing things each step of the way. Some are simple, some are not, but all of them can help you on your way to happy, healthy aging – no matter what that age is.
While it is time we normalize dentures, bridges, and other dental implants – looking after your own teeth is essential! Flossing and interdental cleaning will help prevent gum disease. As well as preventing the build-up of plaque.
Why is this so important? Well, gum disease is linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and even arthritis.
Brush twice a day, every day.
If you skip going to the doctor all the time, it is harder to have a connection and for them to notice changes in your health and wellbeing. Every once in a while, you should head to the doctor and get cholesterol and blood pressure checked. If you have any other risk factors, they can be managed too.
Dr. Hooshang Poor says that “doctors must take the time to get to know the needs of each of their patients.” However, if you don’t go to the doctor when you need to, that is pretty impossible to do!
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Common foot problems like bunions, corns, ingrown toenails, and dry or cracked soles can be taken off.
Wearing comfortable footwear that supports your arches and fits well is very important. Applying moisturizer regularly will prevent dry and cracked skin on your heels.
If you have trouble reaching your feet, it might be a good idea to book an appointment with a podiatrist or aromatherapist. It helps with circulation, dry skin, and other foot issues.
While it might be a trend to talk about how little sleep you are getting, it is terrible to be in a sleep deficit. Although many of us do struggle to get to sleep from time to time, we must try to rest and relax when our body tells us to.
Lack of sleep can leave us feeling tired and grumpy.
Although staying up late might be a good idea at the time, it is usually better to get the maximum amount of sleep that you can. Warm milk, oats, or chamomile tea can help you get the rest that you need.
Almost all of us live with a deficit in some way; a multivitamin is generally recommended for most people. It can help bridge the gap between our diets and what our bodies need to thrive.
Having a healthy and balanced diet consisting of plenty of fruits and vegetables is the best way to get the most vitamins and minerals.
Aging is something that is a privilege, and we should take care of ourselves as much as possible on the road to a happy and healthy old age.