You know the old adage…
Age is just a number.
But when it comes to your health, sometimes you need to pay close attention to that ‘number.’
Because the fact is, the older you get, it’s more likely you’ll be susceptible to age-related health issues.
In fact, a new study authored by researchers from Penn State and Texas State University found that baby boomers are now MORE LIKELY to live with numerous, chronic health conditions compared to earlier generations.
But no matter what generation you may fall into, you don’t have to wave the white flag and succumb to health issues with each passing year.
So today, I’m going to share with you three simple steps to help keep your body (and health) in tip-top shape for years to come.
Diet, Exercise, and Mindset: The Trifecta to a Healthy Life
Sometimes the simplest things in life are really the most effective.
And that’s especially true when it comes to your health and well-being.
Even though older generations may be more suspectable to health issues, your body is still your best defense to staying strong, vibrant, and healthy for many more years.
And it all starts with a healthy diet, staying active, and a good head space.
Diet. What you put into your body is the foundation of your overall health. Unfortunately, the typical American diet is chock-full of refined carbs and sugars that are linked to a number of chronic health issues like heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. But, a diet rich in natural, whole foods like meats, fruits, and veggies will ensure your body is getting an adequate amount of protein, vitamins, and minerals to support a healthy body.
Exercise. You don’t need to sign up for an expensive gym membership, or fill you house with workout equipment to stay fit. All you really need to do is get out and move! In fact, countless studies have found that a walking routine three-four days/week is one of the best ways to help maintain a healthy heart, and keep your muscles and joints strong.
Mindset. Another key to healthy aging is making sure you stay mindful of what’s happening between your ears. Stress is a major risk factor for health issues – including a weakened immune system (which can set you up for a boatload of problems). But studies have found that simply drinking ashwagandha tea can help reduce your stress (without the frills of self-help books).
Finally, don’t forget to stay on top of your routine checkups and visits with your doctor.
Remember, age IS just a number if you continue to make your health a priority.
Anderer, John. “Baby Boomers more likely to have multiple health issues than earlier generations.” 6/14/22. https://www.studyfinds.org/baby-boomers-poorer-health/