Turning 50 is something that you should celebrate, not dread! While a significant milestone in your life, it’s important to remember that you’re full of wisdom, amazing life stories, family, friends, and much more. It’s not all doom and gloom; we promise.
As you age, various areas of your body require a bit of extra support. If you’re approaching 50 and looking to continue feeling fabulous, check out these top health secrets for your age bracket.
1. Some Multivitamins Are Made For You
Did you know that there are multivitamin tablets specifically tailored for women over the age of 50? These supplements often contain a huge range of vitamins, all designed to safeguard your diet and meet your nutritional needs. These will help you to maintain health and vitality as you age, without having to make any drastic changes to your lifestyle.
2. Your Joints Need Extra Care
Bone and joint health are important throughout all stages of life. However, as you age, they might require extra support. This is no surprise, considering your joints have been withstanding pressure for near enough your whole life!
There are many things that you can to to support your joints, including:
- Focusing on low-intensity activities
- Moving often
- Eating well
- Managing your weight
- Taking joint support supplements
3. Now Is The Time For Fluffy Companions
If you’re an animal lover, this secret will probably be your favourite one. While it won’t miraculously cure any health concerns, getting a dog might help to give you a new outlook on life.
Dogs make amazing companions, curing loneliness and always giving you a reason to smile. Not only this, but they will remind you to get out of the house more, taking two extra walks a day. Regular exercise is key for optimal health (NHS, 2018), so having this incentive will help you to keep your body moving.
4. Don’t Ditch The Greens
Just because you’re turning 50, doesn’t mean you can suddenly ditch the healthy lifestyle! In fact, maintaining one is now more important than ever.
While the occasional treat won’t do any harm, don’t forget to focus most of your efforts on the five main food groups:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Starchy foods
- Healthy fats
Eating from the above food groups will help you to maintain a balanced diet, which in turn, will give your body the vitamins it needs to function normally. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, too!
5. Sleep Is Your Friend
We’re often stressed about the importance of a good night’s sleep, and as you turn 50, it’s vital to keep this in mind. A good night’s sleep will leave you feeling energised for the day ahead, rather than fatigued and “out of whack”.
If you’re having persistent sleep-related breathing and snoring problems, consult your doctor immediately. These can be signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition in which the patient experiences pauses in breathing during sleep that occur as often as a hundred times in an hour. When left untreated, OSA can lead to severe consequences for your health. Sleep specialists may prescribe the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine with CPAP supplies such as tubes and masks to manage OSA and help the patient sleep better.
6. Goals Are Still Important
Don’t lose sight of your goals, just because you’re turning 50. Setting small goals for this decade of life will help to provide purpose and keep your body moving. Whether career-focused or health-focused, set an achievable goal that’ll feel incredible to hit. This might even help you to step out of your comfort zone and try new things!
Focus on the positives throughout your 50’s and the rest will fall into place. We hope these top health secrets will provide both comfort and guidance!