Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle : August Episode 2

Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle


 

Nutrition

Enjoy your favorite foods:

  • Instead of cutting out your favourite foods altogether, be a slim shopper.
  • Buy one fresh bakery cookie instead of a box, or a small portion of candy from the bulk bins instead of a whole bag.
  • You can still enjoy your favourite foods -- the key is moderation

Exercise

For Body Toning:

  • Tennis for sculpted arms, shoulders & chest.
  • Bowling for forearms & shoulder.
  • Swimming for arms, shoulders & chest.
  • Cycling for the legs.
  • Dancing for the legs.
  • Football & Basketball for legs.
  • Walking for legs.
  • Rowing for arms & legs.
  • Elliptical & stepper for arms & legs.
  • Jogging for heart, lungs & legs.

Stress Management

Overcome Mid Life Crisis:

  • Events like the empty nest syndrome, retirement, death of a spouse, HBP & heart problems are all part of the mid-life phase & so is alcoholism, loss of sleep, dementia & forgetfulness.
  • Solution includes: Keeping a pet, maintaining friendships, daily social interaction & most importantly being a part of the family.

Avoid Addictions

Alcohol in Old Age:

  • Most people drink less as they grow older & yet even at normal levels, alcohol is risky after 60.
  • As we age, the metabolism slows down & alcohol levels in the blood remain higher for longer periods. This results in intoxication for longer periods even on small amounts causing dizziness, alcohol related falls and automobile accidents.
  • In addition, older people are frequently on medication & mixing alcohol with medication can be dangerous. However the challenges of life at this age, (loneliness, reduced income, loss of family & loved ones), often drive the need for alcohol.

Medical

Move It!

  • Even 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week (or 60 minutes three times a week) of vigorous exercise, such as jogging can help lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol.
  • More exercise is even better, you don't have to exercise for 30 minutes straight. You can break it up into 10-minute sessions

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Aug 11, 2020