Is it just age, or are you contributing to your health issues?

Poor health is now an accepted part of aging! I would argue that, it is easier to blame getting old, rather than take any action. Even though it may seem easier, in the long run, unless you are really lucky (think Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones), inaction is the harder road.

We no longer expect to be healthy seniors, poor health and medication are now an accepted part of the aging process. It is true of course that the body ages, however many of our experiences are worse because we ignore the incremental changes. Have pain, take a medication, that medication causes reflux, now take another medication….. We have joint pain so we move less rather than more. And we just keep putting off looking after ourselves til later!

If we heard signs and symptoms from our body as warnings to heed, the same as we do with our cars, what a difference that would make!

We need to plan for healthy aging, not just hope for the best.

We need to move our body, not just cardio, we need some form of weight training. This is required to have healthy strong bones and maintain our muscle mass. Both of which will assist us to be active and independent as we get older.

We need to eat well, ensuring we have good quality protein with each meal and a rainbow of vegies along with things like eggs and olive oil.

We need to stay well hydrated, prioritise sleep, nurture healthy relationships (beginning with ourselves), and learn how to practice self-care, looking after our mind and body.

Some food for thought, especially those like me who have found themselves at 51 years old, beginning to fully understand, that the choices I make may very well dictate the quality of the rest of my life!

We can help you at Informed Health, book in for your Initial Nutrition Consultation by clicking here: https://informedhealth.com.au/programs-and-packages/initial-nutrition-consultation

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.
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