Getting fit and staying in shape is crucial to your health, especially after 50. A recent study found that midlife fitness is a strong predictor concerning a person’s future health after age 65.
A 2006 article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that people who have never married have the highest risk of death in the United States. The study also found that compared with married people, people divorced or separated are 27% more likely to die, and people who have never married 58% more likely to die.
These years can be a time for rejuvenation. This period can be a wonderful opportunity to explore things we were always interested in, or never thought of before. With our newfound freedom, we can engage in a new, fulfilling life. But, to do that, we have to be healthy. That means taking care of our bodies and watching what we eat.
It’s hard to believe how a few simple changes to our daily habits can impact our lives, and become a motivation for positive change. Here are a few simple things you can do every day to feel happier this week.
Forgetfulness, disorientation, language issues and decision-making problems. These are all signs of memory loss and dementia. While everyone forgets things sometimes, it can be scary to experience it in yourself or a loved one. It’s not yet possible to fully prevent memory loss, but there are certain things you can do to improve your memory.
You probably remember going to visit your grandparent as a child, and they seemed so old. Only now, you’re their age and frankly, you don’t think you look old and withered like that, in fact, you’re pretty able and mobile.
Whether you are elderly or beginning to look or feel less youthful, aging can be anxiety-producing and affect the way you feel. Research shows that long-term activation of your body’s stress response impairs your immune system’s ability to fight against disease and increases the risk of physical and mental health problems.