Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle : August Episode 2
Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle
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
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.
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.
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.
- 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