Ageing comes with certain health changes and that doesn’t necessarily mean that anything bad is happening to you. You can understand these different changes and manage them so that they don’t catch up with you. Gaining weight, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels could be an indication that your poor eating habits and lack of exercise are beginning to catch up with you.

Don’t forget that old accidents and sports injuries can begin to hurt again and all these things can accumulate to become real health problems. Illnesses are preventable if we take charge of our health and be in control of our actions, and lifestyle. Here are a few tips;

As your reflexes and senses begin to change, there are things you can do to keep your brain and nervous system healthy and active. Aerobics exercises and flexibility training is what you need along with learning, challenging your mind and being active. There are safe ways to be active, rather than going to the gym. You can walk, ride a bike, take a dance lesson, learn a new language, or read a book. This will help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and slow cognitive decline, improve sleep and lessen pain.

Don’t let yourself be isolated because some family members or friends moved away. You may also have lost touch and become isolated because of retirement or suffered a significant loss in life. You must maintain communication with your family and friends to prevent isolation, and try to reach out to other people you know who are isolated and alone.

Lack of sleep is dangerous for young adults but even more dangerous for ageing people. Getting at least seven to nine hours of sleep every night can prevent depression. Your daily schedule should include a bedtime routine.

Our ability to deal with stress changes as we age. However, counselling and some relaxation techniques can help you cope with stress since it is impossible to avoid stressful situations entirely. Learn these techniques and learn to take care of your stress.