The Secret Of Longevity Despite Your Old Age
Although we all grow old eventually, it does not mean we have to embrace the deterioration of our health. Each and everyday, we encounter all kinds of information on how to get a healthier body and have a longer life. This makes us question if can a human being really stay healthy for a long period of time and eventually grow old fitly?
What Are The Changes That Our Health Undergoes Over The Years?
Changes in our health occurs rapidly and the older we get, the more these changes occurs. These changes takes place without us noticing them. These changes occurs not only in our physical state but also in our mental state. The first change to occur would be the slowing down of one’s metabolism. Younger people has a body that burns calories at a rate that is much faster compared to the body of the older generations. This means that as we grow old our body’s need for energy found in food decreases compared to that when we were at our younger age. In turn, sexual functions also experience high risk of impairment as we grow old. We might also notice that as we grow older the more absent minded we become and the lesser we are able to hold our focus over time and in addition we tend to do things slower than we used to. These symptoms are considered the secondary products of the chronic disease dementia.
Sad to say, as we grow old our body is not as efficient as it was when we were younger. The efficiency of the functionality of our vital organs lessens. Take for example the kidney, its function of cleaning the water in our body becomes less efficient. Aside from that, our heart will also start to deteriorate as we approach the twilight stage of our life.
What Measures Can We Take To Improve Our Health While We Age?
Know that there is no time limit as to when we will start to invest for our future especially in our health. It means that if we are going to invest in our health early, then the rewards will come early as well.
It is important to be active physically at all times. If we are to maintain our physical and mental fitness,it is very important that we do regular exercise. The more active we are, the less chances we have at becoming depressed and the more energetic we will be. Exercise also promotes socialization to older people enabling them to easily get in touch with the other members of the community. Walking as well as going to the gym are only two of the ways in improving your health while at the same time socializing. It is however encouraged to see a doctor so as to be guided on the right exercise regime that suites your age bracket.