6 Jan 2023

4 Midlife Health and Wellness Tips

4 Midlife Health and Wellness Tips

Remember how, in your twenties, you felt virtually invincible? You could seemingly eat what you liked, drink what you wanted, survive on 3 hours of sleep a night, and still function perfectly fine the following day.

As the years ticked by however, you probably began to notice aches, pains, and stiff muscles that you never noticed before. As time passes us by, we need to prioritize our physical and emotional health more than ever before. Sure, it’s harder to lose weight as we grow older, and while we may not be as athletic as we once were, it’s important to make the effort to really be well.

While being middle-aged is challenging, with a few tweaks to your diet and lifestyle, you can roll back the years and look, feel, and be, fitter and healthier than ever before.

Here are 4 tried and tested midlife health and wellness tips.

Be more active

It doesn’t matter how tired you are, how hard you’re working at work, how busy the grandkids are keeping you, or anything else for that matter, if you want to be well in middle age, you need to be more active.

Physical activity is important for a whole host of different reasons. It helps to burn calories, it promotes cardiovascular health, it can lower blood pressure, it provides mental health benefits, it boosts immunity, and plenty more besides.

How you get your activity levels up is entirely up to you. You could go to the gym, you could cycle, you could swim, you could take up a new sport, or you could just go for regular walks. As long as you’re moving and are keeping active, you’re going to benefit.

Drink plenty of water

Yes, we know that caffeine becomes your best friend as you grow older, but instead of copious amounts of coffee each day, or any other beverage, try to drink more water instead.

Water hydrates you and helps keep everything working as it should internally. It lubricates your joints, it helps to prevent muscle cramps, it promotes muscle contractions, it regulates hormones and blood glucose levels, and it helps to promote cognitive health and function.

Each day, try to drink at least 2 litres of water, preferably mineral, or failing that, filtered.

Adopt a regular sleeping pattern

A lot of people find that their sleeping patterns and routines become interrupted or sporadic as they grow older, and if this applies to you, it will need addressing.

A lack of sleep can lead to low energy levels, tiredness, irritability, and trouble concentrating. It can also result in an increased risk of poor mental health.

Try to go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day, and aim for between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night.

Get checked regularly

As we grow older, we become more prone to illnesses and ailments, which is why regular check ups are so important.

Regular health check ups can diagnose problems earlier, and can help you to avoid further health complications in the future. Prevention, as they say, is far better than cure.