Grow Strong While Growing Old: A Guide In Prolonging Your Good Health At Your Old Age
Although we all grow old eventually, it does not mean we have to embrace the deterioration of our health. Everyday we are practically besieged by a lot of information on how to attain a longer life and a better health. This makes us wander, is it possible to maintain a healthy body at a longer time ungraciously gracefully?
What Are The Changes That Our Health Undergoes Over The Years?
The changes in our health drastically takes place as we grow old, and the older we get, the more noticeable these changes will be. The changes are taking place in a minute but gradual manner that it takes place without us noticing them. Both mental and physical aspects in our health are the components of these changes. The first change to occur would be the slowing down of one’s metabolism. The rate at which a person’s body burns calories differs depending on their age, the older person burns calories slowly while the younger one burns calories quickly. This means that as we grow old our body’s need for energy found in food decreases compared to that when we were at our younger age. In turn, sexual functions also experience high risk of impairment as we grow old. We might also notice that as we grow older the more absent minded we become and the lesser we are able to hold our focus over time and in addition we tend to do things slower than we used to. The bad thing about this is that it could be an early effect of dementia, a kind of brain impairment that are most common to old people.
Truth be told, the way our body functions gradually becomes less effecient as we get older. Our organs will gradually lessen in efficiency as it ages. Take for example the kidney, its function of cleaning the water in our body becomes less efficient. Aside from that, our heart will also start to deteriorate as we approach the twilight stage of our life.
What Should We Do To Improve Our Health Status Then?
First and foremost, investing in our health and future is not yet too late as long as we are still alive. The earlier we decide to take action in investing in our health, the better rewards we will get and the sooner we will be able to get these rewards.
It is of utmost importance for us to remain physically active. Exercising regularly is one of the secrets in maintaining an overall fit and healthy mental and physical state. With an active lifestyle, we will be as energetic as we were during our younger years and we will not be prone to depression as well. Aside from that, it is also one way of getting in touch with the community and socialize, especially for older folks that does not go out much. One of the greatest way to socialize while staying healthy is walking or going to the gym. However it would be of your best interest to consult a doctor and get advices on what kind of exercise regime is right for your age.
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