August 30, 2013

Top tips for women to stay fit and healthy after 50


How do people define "old"? Is it reaching a specific physical age, or starting to face some old age derived unhealthy problems? Unfortunately, in most of the cultures we face issues that reinforce the message that ageing is a wrong thing; this is why most of the young adults think this way.

It is wise to pay a better attention in the early stages of adulthood so as to ensure a healthier old age. Current research shows that most of the contemporary diseases in women aged 50 and above, involve health factors that they might have some control over. In order to promote a healthier lifestyle and reduce the risks of diseases, it is important to take preventive care and this can be done by stabilizing blood pressure, getting periodic diabetes checkups and controlling the levels of cholesterol in the body.
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Exercising:
Daily exercises by women over the age of 50 help body functioning. Active physical exercises delay the natural process of ageing. With exercises women save themselves from most of the possible physical diseases. An ideal exercise program for women 50 and above includes strength training, stretching exercise routines and aerobic exercises.

Calcium intake:
Increasing calcium intake will help the growth and development of bones. This is important to women aged 50 and above. According to research, Osteoporosis, a deficiency as a result of inadequate supply of calcium is common to most of the women aged 50. This deficiency causes porous and weak bones.

Number the calories intake:
Aging slows down the functioning of the body; this reduces the energy in old women. It is wise to pay attention to the types of foods you take and keep a good count of the calories. According to research, women with the age of 50 and above should minimize their calories intake to a limit of 1900 kcal per day. The calories are enough to maintain a good level of energy throughout the day.

Fiber intake:
Foods rich in fiber are to be included in the diet of women above 50. Fiber in food  gives a feeling of fullness and reduces calorie consumption and thus prevents obesity. According to research women above 50 are victims of obesity which poses myriad threats of health. Diabetes mellitus, hypertension and atherosclerosis are common related complications that affect most of the 50 and above women as a result of obesity. Feel free to contact the DWP for the welfare and pension policy, so as to ensure you may get the old age pensions and enjoy a quality healthy life free from the common diseases.

Vitamin D:
Vitamin D plays a major role in slowing down the aging process by fighting the free radicals. It also helps reduce falls in the elderly and also diminishes the the severity of fall-related injuries by strengthening muscle and bones and improving posture and balance.

Vitamin C:
In prime years, vitamin C is of greater need. This is because immunity to diseases tends to decrease.
A daily intake of 1000mg of the Vitamin, is sufficient to increase immunity to most of the diseases affecting women aged 50 and above.

Far from the mentioned, women aged 50 and above are subjected to heart problems. At this stage hypertension, atherosclerosis, and high and bad cholesterol levels in the blood are greater. In order to improve heart's health, OMEGA-3 fatty acids are highly recommended. Fish oil supplements might as well do the job; it is always good to counter check on what works well for you. Your tomorrow is made today, stay healthy.

Bella Dcourz is a content writer and her interests are Business and Health. She is a professional blogger from London and has written many articles in Business & Health.



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4 comments:

  1. Active lifestyle is the key. Once you stop moving, you start getting old. However, if you have many interests in life that make you happy and keep you in shape like hiking, yoga, visiting with your friends; interesting hobbies, etc. then you will never get old. Social factor is very important in preventing aging.

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  2. As far as I know Vitamin C is a must for all ages especially when we grow older. I usually have fruits which has vitamin C

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  3. I agree with Elena lee: Keeping both mind and body active is a must. Most over 50 people I know are active both physically and socially.

    Yoga is definitely one of the best things you can do to keep your body flexible. I once read (can't remember where) that as soon as you start doing Yoga you stop ageing. I think that's a beautiful thought! A while back I read in Yoga Journal about a yoga teacher who was in her 90s. There's an over 50s role model for you!

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  4. Thanks for healthy tips and i learn a lot

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