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4 Ways To Stay Fit and Healthy As You Age

Some women romanticize their youth, wishing they were back there. However, paying attention to the beauty created along the journey is a powerful way to see that NOW can be magical and even more fabulous! Truefully, you might remember outstanding highlights of your younger days, but there were also plenty of anxieties, insecurities, and a general lack of knowledge. Fortunately, age brings experience and the tools to navigate and appreciate all that life is. That said, aging isn’t all peaches and cream or necessarily better. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit and healthy as you age. 

Realistically, aging is simply a season of life to shift gears and make some savvy changes in your approach to wellness and life itself. In this post, we’ll look at some tips for being the healthiest, strongest, and balanced woman you can be, regardless of your age. 

Embrace a Hobby or Activety that Gets You Moving

It might be tempting to spend evenings on the couch because your energy has declined, but let’s be real — that approach is not going to help you stay fit and healthy as you age. To be the strongest version of yourself, you’ll need to move your body regularly. Of course, this doesn’t at all mean you have to spend hours in the gym. You can do anything that gets your heart rate up and works your muscles.

Additionally, doing something you enjoy will make it fun and something you look forward to. For example, walking with a friend or loved one is a super way to move and socially connect. Taking up a physical activity like swimming, hiking, or gardening can bring satisfaction as well as serve your efforts to stay healthy. Do whatever works for you!

Be Mindful of Problematic Habits

As we age, we can used to the way things are ad get stuck in our ways. If those ‘ways’ are positive and serving, keep up the good work. However, many women have problematic habits which, while they’re not so bad on a short-term basis, can lead to long-term issues. For example, studies have shown that regular alcohol use can damage organs and overall physical and mental health.

Similarly, smoking cigarettes for years promotes more health issues than in that of a non-smoker. The truth is there are many types of addiction, including food and stressful work, that wreak havoc on your health. I reccomend taking a good look at your life from a perspective of wanting to stay fit and healthy as you age. Remember: you are your habits, so make them good ones.

Invest in Your Senses

Even if you generally invest in your overall wellness, there could be some elements that begin to decline. Unfortunately, there are no specific, garanteed ways to preserve your eyesight or hearing. Your awareneaa is the only way to stay on top of anything that starts to go down hill.

If your eyesight or hearing is worsening, firstly, know that this type of age-related decline is normal. The best thing you can do is tell your doctor and get things checked out. From there, you can work with a professional who can make recommendations.

If your hearing is off and you are in a homebound situation, some doctors and hearing aid clinics offer in home telehealth services. Schedule a virtual appointment from the comfort of your own home, so there is no excuse to ignore any issues. For your eyesight, you’ll likely need to make an in-person appointment with a local optometrist. Routinely checking that your hearing/eyesight is in full working condition will allow you to take action if they begin to deteriorate. 

Stretch it Out

We spoke earlier about how important it is to move on a regular basis, but it’s also important to stay flexible as you age. An aging body begins to lose some of its natural elasticity, resulting in stiffness and reduced mobility. Some women of all ages regularly practice yoga or other exercises to stay flexible. Yoga especially is an effective way to promote not only elasticity but mental and emotional health. 

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


About Kellie R. Stone

"I make no excuses for my diverse roles as a Rock Your Feminine Type Coach™ and Branding Expert, best-selling author, and crime thriller novelist. Yes, I do still chuckle a bit at the irony. I kick ass as a women’s biz coach by day and kill off vulnerable fiction characters at night. What the hell, it makes for some interesting dreams. I believe that everyone should pursue their passions no matter how out there they seem to be. One of those pure heart-fluttering passions for me has always been writing. Since I did, indeed, chase my dream of being a writer, I've published two non-fiction books in the self-development genre, co-authored an international best seller, and now I'm finally pushing my much-too-old-to-be-in-the-nest novel out the door and into the world. My whole world is empowering and I adore showing others how to live life unfiltered, whether I do that through the written word or my coaching work. I love my job!" ~Kellie R. Stone

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