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3 Reasons You Might Feel Older Than Your Age

Do you feel like your body is falling apart? Drained, lackluster, and even overweight is the norm for describing the state of much of the population. There are many reasons why we get into this condition, no matter what our age. For one, we don’t eat what the body needs most of the time.  Chronic busyness gets us into trouble as well. So much energy is spent working and taking care of our families that we don’t have the time or energy for proper self-care. Even regular check-ups get left behind. Let’s look more closely at 3 reasons you might feel older than your age.

Reasons You Might Feel Older Than Your Age #1: Poor Diet

I firmly believe that the problems we have in our health are not due to something we do once in a while. They are instead because of what we do every day. The number one thing we do  a lot is eat. What do you eat on a regular basis? Can you say that your diet is sound and helps you stay fit and healthy? If not, don’t worry, switching to a cleaner diet is something you can do anytime.

The more nutrients and vitamins your body gets, the better it’s going to function. A balanced diet primes the immune system to fight off infections and disease. As we age, this is so important. On the other hand, some diets are so bad they lead to diabetes, obesity, or heart attacks. I recommend finding something in the middle between perfect and garbage heap. In other words, do the best you can for your body most of the time. Have treats from time to time so you don’t go crazy.

Reasons You Might Feel Older Than Your Age #2: Poor Dental Care

Your teeth and gums are more important than you might think. Poor dental care and oral hygiene can lead to health problems that you don’t want. Not to mention how painful it can be if you have to get extreme dental treatments. Just simply brushing your teeth 2 times a day can lower your risk of problems by a wide margin. I also recommend regular dental checks and cleanings. These services are important for more than just checking for cavities. Your dental professional also looks for abnormalities in your gums and oral tissue. Catching something serious early could be a matter of life or death. So, find a good dentist near you or click here for an appointment. 

Reasons You Might Feel Older Than Your Age #3: Hidden Health Problems

Hidden health problems can cause you to feel weak and not like yourself. Pay attention to how you feel every day. If something is bothering you or you experience unwarranted changes, see your healthcare provider. Some things to look out for are sudden weight loss or gain when you’re not trying to, loss of interest in life, and unexplained fatigue. additional changes to look out for are insomnia, heart rate or blood pressure changes, and regular pain. This is also a good reason to have regular check-ups. Your doctor knows what to look for, even if you don’t have a clue. 

**** This post is strictly informational and is not meant to replace the advice of your healthcare provider. Women’s lifelink, it’s owners, administrators, contributors, affiliates, vendors, authors and editors do not claim that this information will diagnose, treat, or improve any condition or disease.

About Madeline

Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

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