Watching Out For Your Health and Wellbeing At Any Age
Mar 24, 2017 01:50
We all know how important it is to stay healthy. It prolongs our lives, makes us feel great, and minimizes our medical bills. But our health doesn't stay the same, it changes as we get older. That means we need to be on the ball and customize the methods that we are using to stay healthy to the corresponding time in our lives. Read on to find out more.
In Your 20’s and 30’s
In your twenties and thirties, it can sometimes feel that your health is furthest from your mind. Your young, your life is starting to open up, and you are beginning to do the things that are important to you. Such as earning a wage, getting into a relationship, and moving out on your own.
But even though you are young, and most likely to be biologically healthy at this age, you still need to be mindful of your health and wellbeing.
While this can be a lot of fun, it isn't something that is tenable over a long period of time, because eventually your body will become worn out. Leaving you more susceptible to physical and mental illnesses.
In Your 40’s and 50’s
Your forties and fifties are a time when you might start to consider your own mortality of a bit more than you have previously.
This is no bad thing as it can lead you to take to make some positive decisions about your health and wellbeing, such as giving up smoking and cutting down your alcohol intake.
It’s also a time when you are likely to have more responsibilities in your life such as a spouse, children, or a mortgage to pay. More responsibility can often mean more stress. So make sure that you look after your mental health and seek counseling, therapy, or medication if you need to.
When You Are 60+
Of course, lumping all folks over 60 together is pretty silly. As people can expect to live well into their 90’s and beyond now. But it makes sense in one way, as you need to be the most mindful of your health and well-being after this age.
This is due to the deterioration of the physical body which can result in health issues such as arthritis, Parkinson's, diabetes, heart disease, or even cancer.
In particular, living and coping with cancer can be a difficult road. But there are some things that you can do to make sure your wellbeing is as good possible. Such as eating healthily, having treatment and even seeking out palliative care for cancer, if the prognosis isn't good.
Of course, there are new cancer treatments being developed all of the time, and more people are surviving this disease now than ever before. So hopefully this will be something that we can worry less about.
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