Each decade welcomes new health milestones. Follow these tips to help you live well at every age.
In Your 30s
Focus On Picking Nutritious Foods
It’s not just about cutting calories. You also have to change the type of foods you consume. Focus on the quality of the calories. Foods high in fiber and nutrients will assist in satiety, causing you to eat less naturally.
Think Long Term
The eating pattern you choose to adopt in your 30s has a significant impact on disease risk as you become older. Eat your vegetables, consume lean proteins and healthy fats. Good habits today will be rewarded in the future.
In Your 40s
Keep Your Bones Healthy
The density and strength of your bones gradually begin to decline in your 40s and increase your risk of osteoporosis. Weight-bearing exercises like strength training and walking are great for your bones and can help with weight loss.
Focus on Stress Management
When you are stressed, your body responds by releasing the hormone cortisol. This can set off a series of biological events that may lead to an increased appetite with more cravings and a propensity to store fat in your belly.
In Your 50s
Now that the kids have grown up and moved out, you might cook less than you used to. It’s time to focus on meal planning so you don’t always rely on going out to eat. Plan ahead by chopping fresh veggies on the weekend, making soups you can freeze, and having healthy, convenient food options ready in a pinch.
Turn Off the TV
Studies have found that if you eat in front of the TV when it’s turned on, you may consume 13-25% more calories. Tune into your mindful eating habits by powering off the TV and listening to your body.
In Your 60s
Write It Down
Keeping a food diary or journal aids in weight loss because it keeps you aware and accountable for the food choices you make throughout the day. A study found individuals who used a daily food diary had double the weight loss compared to those who did not.
Carry a Water Bottle
Dehydration can often be masked as hunger and the risk of dehydration increases after age 65. Therefore, staying fully hydrated with water and water-rich fruits and vegetables like cauliflower, celery, broccoli, and spinach is essential.
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