I can’t believe that the last of the baby boomers turn 50 this year.
Wow, that’s the whole ‘flower power’ generation just about.
It only seems yesterday that we were singing “She Loves you Yeah Yeah Yeah,” wearing mini skirts and bell-bottom trousers and putting flowers in our hair.
Did we think we were invincible. Hell Yeah!
Were we going to give peace a chance. Oh Yes!
Were we ever going to get old. Good grief No!
And with that many of us really didn’t give as much thought to our health as perhaps the younger generation do today. Do you think?
I think they are so much better informed than we were at the same age about healthy eating, exercise and the chemicals in our food.
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Preventing illnesses as we get older
I was sent an infographic recently via the University of Florida (online) which I’d like to share with you.
This is not a sponsored post. It doesn’t in any way mean that you should ignore or change any medical advice you’re already receiving, or jump to take this advice without consulting a health professional first because obviously I’m not a health professional, but I think it’s a useful reminder for us to consider some of the more commonsense ways it puts forward, so that we can hopefully avoid getting ill as we get older.
I’m all for healthy aging.
The University of Florida have been doing research about women and aging and how to prevent some of the diseases and illnesses that we might face. “For women around the world the leading cause of death is heart disease, followed by breast cancer. 82% of women in America struggle with inactivity, and this is largely to blame for the 67% of women who are overweight as well as the 58% who struggle with hypertension, or high blood pressure. Most medical conditions and ailments that women face can be controlled and sometimes treated, so there is a possibility of reducing the number of deaths attributed to these illnesses. As research has shown, a healthy diet, exercise and regular medical checkups are the key ingredients for healthy aging for women.”
I think it’s a timely reminder for us all to keep on paying attention to our diet, exercise and mental health, and to get regular health check ups too.
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How to help prevent illness as you age
Why not make one healthy move today and in the comments write down and commit to improving your lifestyle in One Small Way and then make it a habit?