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Healthy Living Tips in Your 40s | How to Fight Aging

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE “OLD” AT 40 ♿

Health at 40 years old

Precautions while Turning 40 years old is a very important phase; there are lot of things that you should take care of for preventing health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and many types of cancer later in life. So, if you’ve been making healthy lifestyle choices, keep it up in your 40s, and if you haven’t, now it is the time to start! Adopt healthy habits such as eating right; regular workout, getting enough sleep, no to smoking, drinking alcohol only in balance amount, exercising regularly can help reduce your risk for a number of chronic medical conditions. Thus help you achieve a long healthy life span of yours.

We all know some “old” people who have more strength and vigor than persons half their age. These people are young physiologically—that is, their bodies and their organs still function in a young and efficient manner. Their tissues are firm and healthy, and they have better lungs, better circulation, a stronger heart, and more reserve strength than most younger persons. It is now well known that the chronological or calendar age of the individual is not a true indication of his health and the number of years remaining in his life. A 50-year-old man or woman, for example, may feel better and have more years ahead than a 30-year-old person who has violated all the rules of natural, healthful living. If you’re under 50 years of age and you’re already complaining of fatigue and aches and- pains, you’re aging prematurely. And if you don’t do something about it now, a slow but progressive deterioration of your mind and body will lead you straight to a wheel chair or an early grave.

40 Years Old Woman Health Tips

Health tips for women over 40 ☟

  • Plan your diet to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Do weight bearing exercises to increase bone density.
  • Consume calcium rich ingredients in your daily diet.
  • Rally your friends and family to keep yourself motivated for staying fit.
  • Quit smoking as early as possible if you are doing.
  • Don’t skip doctor’s visit weekly or monthly.
  • Keep a family health record because it is a good way for women and their families to stay on track with their health.
  • Have your blood cholesterol tested every three years or more frequently if you have risk factors for heart disease.
  • Many health care professionals also suggest doing breast self-examination every month.
  • Visit clinic for a diabetes blood glucose (sugar) test but before that consult a doctor.
  • Thyroid test (TSH) as at this age problem related to thyroid can grow.
  • Also check for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
  • Eye problem after 40 years seems to develop in many cases, so fix an appointment with a good eye specialist.
  • Dental checkup is also must as checkups can detect early signs of oral health problems and bone loss because as your body grows old bone density and other parts of your body start getting weak.

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If you follow the suggestions outlined in this post, you’ll increase your chances of living 100 years or longer. But don’t expect to become as old as Methuselah, who the Scriptures say lived 969 years. Even under the most ideal circumstances available on this earth there’s a limit to how long a man can live. Every living thing, depending upon its adaptability to earth’s environment, has a different life span. Some insects, for example, live only a few hours after birth. A flea lives about 30 days. An elephant may live more than 200 years. Some crocodiles live as long as 300 years. The redwoods of California are several thousand years old. Very few human beings, however, live longer than 140 years. Many of the factors that make life possible on this earth also contribute to death. Weather changes and the sun’s rays, for example, age the organism by activating its biological clock. And it is fortunate for the human race that this is so. If people lived as long as a crocodile or a redwood tree, the world would be so overpopulated with people that there would not be any room left for trees and animals. You can be as productive at 70 as most people are at 40 to survive. With just a little attention to the way you live, you can be as productive at 70 as most people are at 40 or 50, and you may even live longer than 100 years.

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Best diet for 40 year old woman and man ✓

There is nothing special about the diet that you should follow at 40 or above age. All you need is to keep check of:-

  1. Not over eating
  2. Not consuming enough of junk fast food
  3. Avoid excess of oil in recipes

If you are already following the above given suggestions then just do a little extra bit that is adding few healthy food items in your diet. Here below are few of them which are very much essential for 40 years old or above age people:-

OATS

Oats contain beta-glucans, a soluble fiber that can help lower the unwanted form of cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL). It is believed that eating just 3 grams of oats on daily basis helps in reducing total cholesterol by five to ten percent which means that heart disease risks reduces tremendously.

ALMONDS

Eating almonds have many benefits ranging from improved blood-sugar levels to reducing cholesterol. Just by consuming 60 grams of almonds daily for four weeks can result reduction in blood-sugar by 10 to 15 percent. Almonds also help in fighting against cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

WHOLE MILK⚱

The daily requirement of calcium is about 1,000mg for men and 1,200mg for women. Apart from eating fresh vegetables, nuts and other food items a full glass of milk is necessary because full-fat milk can help fighting reduction in muscle mass which is associated with getting older, especially after the age of 40. You can avoid or take non fat milk if you have any health issues or if your doctor suggests taking low fat.

CHERRIES – BERRIES

These are rich source of the antioxidant anthocyanin which helps in fighting gout and arthritis mainly in men. By just including 200 grams of cherries at breakfast you can start noticing the results.

OILY FISH ♒

Omega 3 fats in these fish can help lower heart rate and blood pressure, and reduce the risk of irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Try to include these fishes in your diet 3 to 4 times a week. The best sources of omega 3 fats are salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines and herring.

SOY

These are also called beans for bones as it improves bone density. Soy-rich beans should be consumed two-three times a week. Soy also play a big role in lowering cholesterol and also helps in improving male fertility.

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TOMATOES

Eat at least 2 tomatoes a day or you can also make juice and then add in your diet just after 20 to 30 minutes of exercise. Tomatoes are an excellent source of the antioxidant lycopene which provide protection against the formation and spread of cancer cells as well as protecting arteries from atherosclerosis.

CHICKEN♨

Chicken is a great source of protein so adding it to your diet will not do harm. A skinless chicken breast contains only 1 gram of saturated fat which is very less as compared to other items. Avoid excess oil in your chicken or you can also try chicken soup that also tastes awesome.

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