If you make better health choices now, you are likely to be on less pills and have more independence later!

Most of us say that we’ll worry about our health later – when we’re ready to drop the bad habits. We might get away with this in our 20’s and 30’s, but for many of us, later has arrived! If not now, then when will you look after your physical and mental health? Getting old is one thing; having quality of life in our senior years is another thing altogether. Nothing is guaranteed, but quality of life is most definitely worth the investment.

The relationship you have with your body is the longest relationship you will ever have! It helps if you learn how to be friends with yourself and nurture and nourish your body. We happily book regular services for our car but fail to do the same for ourselves. We forget that cars can be replaced, however, we only have one body!

After the age of 30, we lost 3-5% of our muscle mass per decade, it would be much more if you are not moving your body and eating well. You may ask why does muscle matter? Muscle is function, it holds your body up and allows you to move around. It can mean the difference between independently looking after yourself and needing care. Bone health is also vital, muscle weakness can also lead to more falls and bone fractures, this can be catastrophic in older individuals.

We really do need to actively maintain the health of our brain, heart, lungs, bones, and muscles as we age. Losing muscle mass and bone density is no laughing matter and that’s precisely what will happen if we do nothing. Not looking after our health now, is actively reducing our chances of being healthy and independent in our senior years. Choosing not to look after yourself now, may have very dire consequences down the track.

This is what our practitioners at Informed Health can help you with. I discuss this in more detail in the video below.

 

 

Fiona Kane is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, Mind Body Eating Coach, Holistic Counsellor, Professional Speaker and writer on Health and Nutrition and the founder of Informed Health.