Health Tip of the Week: You Can’t Solely Rely on Your Metabolism Anymore

Lets Face It. Age Matters. 

As you become older, you begin to experience aches, pains, weight changes, feeling tired, soreness, or suffer with injuries more frequently. Why is this? Unfortunately, we begin to break down as we age. We can no longer have the same bodily advantages of our former selves from youth. Our metabolism slows down.

Quality becomes even more important in our older age.

 

 

We can no longer continue to exercise and eat the same junk foods we were familiar with and expect to maintain the same body as our youth. Nutrition becomes a more specific need for our consistent expectations of maintaining a bodily image. The ability to have more time to perform proper exercises, and at times, specific exercises are essential. The recovery time after exercise is greater as we age compared to our youth. We can still go do the same activities as when we were younger, however, the need to have more time in between strenuous sessions is important to allow enough recovery to benefit.

Being productive and being active are different. Moving every day is important, which refers to being active. Having a training plan that includes daily exercise and stretching is being productive. Being able to exercise daily is easily available with body weight exercises, walks, running, stretching, or going to the gym to lift weights. A combination of a planned physical input within your training program will allow you to improve or maintain your physical health.

Symptoms of fatigue, tired, and mid day crash are signs referencing poor or irregular sleep, diet, and activity. No longer can we stay up all night, get few hours of sleep, and feel spry in the morning ready to take the day. Having a regular sleep schedule that meets your sleep needs is important. The consistent schedule helps regulate hormones, lowers risk of co-morbid diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, improves mood and stress, provides mental clarity, and strengthens immune system. Having children makes this challenging because with kids they wake up in the middle of the night, they become ill, or they refuse bed times. This is a struggle for most parents, but I assure you, the ability and effort towards developing sleep routines for our children is as important for us as adults.

Our energy level throughout the day becomes evident in our diets. Feelings of a mid day crash, fatigue, or lack of mental clarity can result from our diet. Limiting foods or including foods becomes an essential characteristic in our diets that needs to be consistent for better health. However, the key for being healthy may not be “eating healthy”, rather “eating better”. We all know that sugary treats, sweets, soda pop, candy, fried foods, and fast foods are unhealthy. However, if we track our dietary habits, we see that we consume these types of foods on a regular basis. The problem occurs when there is an imbalance of these foods with healthier foods such as lean meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruits, and nuts.

 

The type of diet you consume should be sustainable and balanced between the treats we enjoy and the foods that are good for us. Having limits, portions, or “cheat days” may help if you are adamant about “rules”. The more rules you have, the harder it becomes to eat or keep track of what you eat. Keep it simple and convenient. When your diet is easy, compliance improves.

 

Remember, Wine Tastes Better as it Ages.

 

This only happens if wine bottle is taken care with ideal temperatures and limited lighting.

Take Care of Your Body. Move, Eat, Sleep, and Exercise. Keep it Simple to Feel better.