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Five ways to keep fit past 50

by David Anthony (follow)
David Anthony. Writer and Publisher. Port Stephens, Australia
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When it comes to being and staying healthy, you should have no excuse no matter which age group you belong to. While there are many good reasons to take care of your health, there are also many benefits attached to it.

Itís never too late to start working on your health. Even if you want to relax in your 50s, you will have to make efforts to stay in shape and enjoy the days in good health.

By adopting some straightforward and effective measures, people in their 50s can not only add years to their life but also add more life to their years.



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To help you in making your retirement years your happiest and healthiest, let us share with you some practical ways to keep yourself healthy with some fruitful efforts.

Maintain a diet plan

When you reach your 50s, it is no more an age where you can just eat anything. Similarly, many people take multivitamins as a part of their daily routine to boost and maintain their immune system.

However, using and relying on medications for a long time or without consulting a physician can become life threatening.

It is very important that you get all the nutrients and vitamins that your body requires from whole foods, fruits, and vegetables.

Avoid depending on excessive artificial sources and start replacing them with healthy fresh foods. A sensible age-appropriate diet plan can greatly increase energy as well as maintain your body's immune system.

Stay active

We know you donít think that a five-minute stretch can help you in any way in staying healthy, but you must realise that it does.

Many simple exercises including yoga contribute to keeping the metabolism active, muscles relieved, and keep you away from chronic diseases.

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise. Compared to other forms of physical exercise, swimming is low impact.

The benefits for aged care and retirees in managing joint, weight and back problems are one of the reasons for its popularity in retirement centres.

Stretch for a few minutes every day as it will maintain your breathing mechanism, and improve your body strength, weight, and balance.

Avoid smoking or excessive drinking

It is not easy to easily quit smoking or excessive alcohol intake, but if you have reached the 50s, you should definitely start working on it.

To get rid of these unhealthy habits, take the help of your medical care provider. Moreover, you can also take advantage of various medications and programs that help a person in quitting these habits to improve their health.

Adequate sleep

Sleeping patterns affect health significantly in people of all ages. Though it becomes hard to maintain a sleeping pattern as our bodies age, it is just as crucial for good health.

If you are facing an issue in maintaining a good sleeping pattern or are suffering from a sleep disorder, talk to your healthcare provider.

Getting too little sleep and sleeping excessively are both damaging to your mental and physical health.

Prevention is better than cure

Many people fail to realise the importance of proactive measures when it comes to health.

Start taking preventive measures such as getting screened for cervical, colorectal or breast cancer.

Moreover, keep an eye out for any possible symptoms of any other disease such as high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes etc. Remember, if a problem is not treated promptly in old age, it may even lead to permanent disability quite easily.

There are no age limitations to take care of oneself. With just a little care and consideration, anybody can easily get in shape in their 50s, even if they have had an unhealthy lifestyle earlier.

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