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Why (and How) To Increase Fiber with Age

Why (and How) To Increase Fiber with Age

At any given stage in our lives, we need certain nutrients that help us maintain a healthy lifestyle. The amount and value of these nutrients may change with age. For example, babies are usually given food items that would help in physical and mental development. It's all based on what would keep the person healthy and strong. Research has shown that with age, fiber consumption must be increased. Let's take a look at why it is necessary to increase fiber intake with age.

Benefits of Increasing Fiber Intake with Aging

13 Tips to Find Your Daily Exercise Motivation

13 Tips to Find Your Daily Exercise Motivation

At any age, it is normal to find it challenging to motivate yourself to get up and exercise. However, it is critical, especially for older adults, to consistently work out in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Despite the challenges of finding that motivation, there are many strategies you can apply to get yourself in the gym or wherever you like to exercise. So, if you are struggling with the motivation to exercise, we have you covered. We have gathered a list of tips that can help you finally find the inspiration to exercise!

Top 13 Ways to Find Exercise Motivation

5 Rules of Fitness for Your Golden Years

5 Rules of Fitness for Your Golden Years

Old age tends to slow us down. We believe that our mental and physical abilities are not as strong as they were in the years of our youth. While we may not feel as energetic as before, we should acknowledge the advantages of our golden years. We finally have the time to concentrate on our health, the wisdom to make better choices, and the freedom to welcome change. Do not let your senior years go to waste. Unhealthy eating habits, an inactive lifestyle, and weight gain will only expose you to a greater risk of developing chronic illnesses at this stage. Instead, make the most of this special time!

It is essential to stay fit and look your best during these golden years, so they become the best years of your life. You never know where life may take you or what will come your way. Prioritizing your health is the key to be prepared for everything. Staying fit at this point in life will inspire your younger family members to embrace healthy living as well. The fitter you are, the less prone you become to conventional health problems and personal injuries associated with old age.

Abide by these five golden rules to prove that age does not get in the way of becoming the best version of yourself!

Improve Digestion at Any Age: Here's How

Improve Digestion at Any Age: Here's How

As we age, our physical problems seem to exaggerate and often give us a more challenging time. Stomach aches turn into constipation and acid reflux, and before you know it, indigestion is interfering with the whole day. Of course, the good news is that you can take steps to improve your digestive health.

If you are dealing with gut problems or digestive issues, it is time you take your health into your hands by incorporating these tips. Once you do, your digestion will improve, leaving you with fewer health problems.

14 Tips to Improve Cholesterol for Older Adults

14 Tips to Improve Cholesterol for Older Adults

It's wonderful growing older. There is so much you've seen and experienced, and there is more to come. Even so, it is important to remember that the health of your heart is vital. With a healthier heart, you can rest assured that there are many more years to look forward to. Begin with small changes in your lifestyle for better health now and in the future. And this is very important, especially when it comes to cholesterol levels in older adults.

Cholesterol accumulation in the body of older adults can lead to devastating health conditions. For instance, it increases susceptibility to heart diseases like stroke or heart attack. With the following 14 tips to improve cholesterol for older adults, you can get your health on the right track!

How to Improve Efficiency in Your Muscles

How to Improve Efficiency in Your Muscles

Do you ever experience prolonged fatigue lasting more than two days after exercising or playing a game of golf? Do your muscles fatigue quickly? Do you want to improve efficiency in your muscles and move and feel better in your body?

When muscles are not performing optimally and efficiently, they often feel weak, tight, or are limited in their range of motion.

The reason for the weakness, tightness, or lack of range of motion is often met with forced stretching and strength training which can prove ineffective when the cause is neuromuscular. 

There is a great misconception in the movement rehabilitation industry that we need to strengthen our muscles constantly. Truthfully, however, our ability to contract and release our muscles comes from messages sent down from the brain. We need to ensure that our muscles are getting the right messages to stay functional and efficient. Our muscles need a regular “reboot” to stay working well, particularly as we age.

Have you had this experience? You keep working harder and trying to improve your strength, but you do not feel like you are getting stronger?

Age-Proof Your Mouth With These Healthy Teeth Tips

Age-Proof Your Mouth With These Healthy Teeth Tips

As the body ages, we find that many of the systems that have carried us through life begin to show their age. Our skin is not as soft, our hair may thin, and our teeth become weakened from their years of use. This is a normal occurrence as they show the wear and tear that occurs over the years. Still, it can be slowed through good oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and the assistance of dental care professionals.

8 Ways to Protect and Strengthen Your Bones

8 Ways to Protect and Strengthen Your Bones

Bone health may decline with age, but it's not too late to make conscious efforts to slow or even reverse that effect. It is important to understand that, as we age, we can take preventative measures to protect our health. Even if you have experienced significant loss in bone density, actions can still be taken to protect further damage. In detail, the questions you should be asking are:

  • What can I do to keep my bones healthy?
  • What changes need to be made?

10 Health-Boosting Reasons to Start Practicing Meditation

10 Health-Boosting Reasons to Start Practicing Meditation

Meditation has benefits for all ages but may be especially helpful for older adults. Increasing the brain's focus makes it possible to boost activity throughout the brain and activate areas that are not always used in daily tasks. This can help improve the brain's functioning in many ways and help maintain growth and mental health.