A Primary Health Focus For Each Decade Of Life

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Twenties: Water Intake

 

There tend to be debates over how much water we should drink every day, but it’s a fair assumption that when you’re in your twenties, you’re almost certainly not going to be drinking enough. Think of the all the quintessential “twenties” behaviors: Partying, pulling all-nighters, eating junk food… there’s not a lot of room for water in there. Focus on getting eight glasses of water per day wherever possible.

 

Thirties: Skin & Hair

 

Our hormones are constantly changing, and they go through a significant shift when we move into our thirties. The first signs of this will likely be noticed in your skin and hair. Hair may become thinner, while your skin may begin to display fine lines or crow’s feet around your eyes. Look into vitamins such as Biotin to help these areas out and find yourself a skincare routine that suits your skin.

 

Forties: Suppleness & Flexibility

 

Hormonal changes are even more likely as you move into your forties, but now is the time to focus on your entire body. Ensuring that you’re as fit and flexible as possible is vital for ensuring you enjoy your later years, so get into the habit of doing yoga or pilates in your forties.

 

Fifties: Mental Health

 

There comes a time in life when we have to face up to the big questions. We have to ask ourselves to think about the possibilities that might be in store for us. Our fifties tend to be the time when we started to do this, wondering how to pay for Alzheimer’s care in the event of a diagnosis or even considering the loss of beloved friends.

 

These are big questions. Contemplating them can lead to mental health problems, most particular depression. Making the time for your mental health and self-care is therefore completely essential; develop a good relationship with a professional therapist and touch base with them on a regular basis.

 

Sixties: Bone Health

 

It’s simple scientific fact that our bones weaken with age. However, that doesn’t mean that you just need to surrender to a world of broken bones being part of your life. There’s a few things you can do to improve your bone density, but by far the most effective is regular weight-bearing exercises. The more you use your bones and expect them to endure the (mild) stress of moving, the less they are going to weaken as you age.

 

Remember all that yoga you got into the habit of doing when you were in your forties? It’s going to stand you in very good stead now. Keep up the habit, and add in a daily ritual of strength training by lifting light-but-substantial weights and going for a walk. Just small changes like this can ensure your bones remain robust, and you enjoy having a good time.

 

What About 70+?

 

By the time you’ve reached 70, it’s safe to say you know how to look after yourself. Keep grouping together all of the vital health information you focused on in the decades that have gone before, keep it up, and then reap the rewards of your hard work with pleasurable twilight years.

nappy.co

 

Twenties: Water Intake

 

There tend to be debates over how much water we should drink every day, but it’s a fair assumption that when you’re in your twenties, you’re almost certainly not going to be drinking enough. Think of the all the quintessential “twenties” behaviors: Partying, pulling all-nighters, eating junk food… there’s not a lot of room for water in there. Focus on getting eight glasses of water per day wherever possible.

 

Thirties: Skin & Hair

 

Our hormones are constantly changing, and they go through a significant shift when we move into our thirties. The first signs of this will likely be noticed in your skin and hair. Hair may become thinner, while your skin may begin to display fine lines or crow’s feet around your eyes. Look into vitamins such as Biotin to help these areas out and find yourself a skincare routine that suits your skin.

 

Forties: Suppleness & Flexibility

 

Hormonal changes are even more likely as you move into your forties, but now is the time to focus on your entire body. Ensuring that you’re as fit and flexible as possible is vital for ensuring you enjoy your later years, so get into the habit of doing yoga or pilates in your forties.

 

Fifties: Mental Health

 

There comes a time in life when we have to face up to the big questions. We have to ask ourselves to think about the possibilities that might be in store for us. Our fifties tend to be the time when we started to do this, wondering how to pay for Alzheimer’s care in the event of a diagnosis or even considering the loss of beloved friends.

 

These are big questions. Contemplating them can lead to mental health problems, most particular depression. Making the time for your mental health and self-care is therefore completely essential; develop a good relationship with a professional therapist and touch base with them on a regular basis.

 

Sixties: Bone Health

 

It’s simple scientific fact that our bones weaken with age. However, that doesn’t mean that you just need to surrender to a world of broken bones being part of your life. There are a few things you can do to improve your bone density, but by far the most effective is regular weight-bearing exercises. The more you use your bones and expect them to endure the (mild) stress of moving, the less they are going to weaken as you age.

 

Remember all that yoga you got into the habit of doing when you were in your forties? It’s going to stand you in very good stead now. Keep up the habit, and add in a daily ritual of strength training by lifting light-but-substantial weights and going for a walk. Just small changes like this can ensure your bones remain robust, and you enjoy having a good time.

 

What About 70+?

 

By the time you’ve reached 70, it’s safe to say you know how to look after yourself. Keep grouping together all of the vital health information you focused on in the decades that have gone before, keep it up, and then reap the rewards of your hard work with pleasurable twilight years.

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