Feeling and looking healthy in your 50s and beyond, is no easy feat. There are different aspects to your lifestyle that you can take care of, to remain in the best of health.
Here are a few suggestions on how to keep fit, have more energy, and look your best after 50.
Looking Better Using Technology
When considering removing crow’s feet and other visible signs of aging, people think about plastic surgery. Invasive surgery is problematic though because it’s more difficult for the body to heal up when you’re not twenty anymore!
Fortunately, there’s a non-invasive therapy now available, called plasma blast treatment. This focuses on the cells that produce protein and collagen. Professionals perform and administer this treatment with a hand-held device at clinics such as Plasma Aesthetics North West. They perform excellent treatments to visibly reduce crow’s feet, jowls, neck skin tightening, and both upper eyelids and upper lip lines too.
The results of this type of treatment process are usually visible almost immediately and last for years.
Feeling Better through Exercise
The exercise recommendations for the over 50s depends on where you look. However, there’s common advice that applies to most people in this age range.
For instance, the NHS has a page covering their recommendations for people past the half-century mark. While exercising every day isn’t necessary, several times a week is beneficial. However, a duration of 45 minutes or longer is what is suggested to get the most health benefits.
Indeed, research by the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that most forms of exercise, excluding yoga, gave a significant mental boost. A lower intensity routine was found to be less effective though. However, shorter durations rather than 45 minutes at one time, was still a healthy approach and delivered similar results (just to a lesser degree).
Also, the type of exercise wasn’t found to matter at all. Just the movement and getting the heart rate up led to better health outcomes. Therefore, dancing, playing tennis, and many other physical activities work positively for the health of 50+ and seniors. That’s great news.
Getting Your Energy Back Through Healthier Eating Habits
If you’ve eaten a low-quality diet through your 40s, then isn’t it time to address it?
A diet including a limited amount of meats (especially red meat), vegetables, and some fruit provides balance. Reasonable portion sizes also matter, but multiple, smaller meals create greater predictable energy with fewer ups and downs.
To manage blood sugar levels and avoid peaks and troughs in energy, lower glycaemic foods are best. These include whole-grains, beans, and nuts, and vegetables that aren’t starchy (asparagus, bean sprouts, peppers, and tomatoes) work well.
By taking good care of yourself, it’s possible to both look and feel great in the second half of your life. It’s a time when lifestyle factors play a crucial role in overall health and longevity. So, don’t neglect it because your body isn’t as forgiving as perhaps it was when you were younger.
by Ella Woodward