As soon as you hit fifty people try to remind you that you are getting old and you need to focus on your health. But remember all is not lost when you hit fifty there is still plenty of time to ensure that you stay healthy and if you are unhealthy you can revive it back.
There are certain healthy habits you need to adopt you should take your mental and physical well-being seriously. Stress and anxiety are not your friends. Alcohol and cigarettes are not your friends. Knowing that you need to change is the first step towards change.
Here are the habits you should adopt and those you should drop when you enter your fifties.
If you are a smoker, you must be tired of hearing, but it is important. If you think to quit after, fifty will not help because the damage has been done. But you are wrong, as soon as you stop, your body will start repairing the damage done by smoking
You should have stopped way before fifty, but even at this age your body has the ability to work and your organs are active and working if you haven’t stopped smoking now is the best time to start.
A Healthy Diet:
A healthy diet means more vegetables and less meat. Fish and other seafood are great for you in your fifties, so they should be a part of your diet. Your snacks should not consist of nuts instead of chips and soft drinks.
Soft drinks are a no and so is excess sugar. Try to replace sugar with a healthier alternative. Especially if your family has a history of diabetes.
An Active Bedroom Life:
Revive that spark in your marriage or in your relationship because of it’s a necessity. Sex keeps you young and stress-free and you should not be ashamed of doing it your fifties. Talk to your partner about that and make sure you are not missing out on bedroom time just because you are fifty and above. It is a need of all adults and there is nothing wrong with that.
Spend Time with Good Company:
Isolation is not a good habit, especially if you are close to retirement. Have a small circle of good friends, meaningful connection is really important. After children, people start isolating themselves from their friends, but now is the time to revive those friendships or find new ones. Especially if you are single in your fifties.
Human company is a need of every human and you should have good friends that you can hang out with and share your problems with. Plan activities that you like, you can go golfing with your golf buddies and hit a restaurant afterward.
As long as you are able to take care of yourself, you don’t have to live in a Retirement home. Exercise keeps you young and ensures good health and if you have never exercised in your life this is the time to start and keep your body moving.
If you want to stay independent and not be a burden in your old age you should hit the gym and do adult weight training. Lifting weights will keep your bones and your muscles healthy.
Plan Ahead of Time:
Plan the retirement because now you know how much you have saved and you can search for retirement plans and see what is best for you. By planning ahead of time, you can avoid the midlife crisis.
Because if you don’t plan ahead, you will take the stress and worry about your future. Worrying ages, you and no one wants that. So, plan ahead and think about what you want to do after retirement and if you want to buy or sell a home fifty is the best time to do that.
Travel While You Still Have the Energy:
Go to Europe and Africa while you have the energy to walk miles and hike mountains because once you hit mid-sixties you will feel a lot more tired than you do now. Travelling opens your mind and keeps you healthy.
Take your partner with you and enjoy your life to the fullest. You can even take a cruise to a place you like. You can find a lot of people your age on a cruise and have the time of your life. Even if you have travel while you were young, travel the world one last time.
Complete Body Check-up:
It is really important to get your health checked in your fifties. Go to a doctor and ask him to prescribe you the necessary test and get your heart and your kidneys tested. Get your cholesterol, blood pressure and sugar levels tested. If you are a woman get tested for osteoporosis.
These tests are important because they will tell where you stand in terms of health and how you should take care of your health. If you have heart problems you should stop eating oily foods and do what your doctor tells you.
There must be things in your life that you are thankful for, write them down in a journal daily and read that journal whenever you feel like a mid-life crisis are approaching. This a trick to keep stress and anxiety at bay.
Take Naps and Me Time:
It is important to take naps because sleep is as important as exercise, sleep at least eight hours at night and take a power nap during the day. My time is also important if your children are still young try to take time for yourself. Watch a movie or read a good book. Go to a spa with your girlfriends and boyfriends if you like. Plan dates with your partner and leaves the kids at home.
All these habits are really important in your fifties and you should know how to take care of yourself. Keep stress at bay and enjoy life and remember problems are a part of life.