Wellness Wednesday: 12 Tips for Baby Boomers to Achieve Optimal Health

Baby Boomer Couple on BicyclesIn the article 12 Tips for Baby Boomers to Achieve Optimal Health, author Rebecca Forstadt-Olkowski suggests that as we age, we all need to be “self-preserving.”

Here are some tips that can help:

Drink water as your main source of hydration. Sip it throughout the day. Fresh spring water is best, but if it’s not available, filter it using an inexpensive pitcher with a filter. If you’re worried about acidity, squeeze a little lemon or lime into it. It will alkalize your water and you won’t have to spend a fortune on a fancy water machine.

Always keep your body moving. There’s no need to go to extremes when it comes to exercise, especially if you’re over 50. A knee or hip replacement from running too hard isn’t something you want to deal with. Walking’ is the best exercise for most people. People who live to 100 or more have stayed active and in motion most of their lives. Swimming is easy on the bones and good for those who have difficulty walking. If you’re sensitive to chlorine, swim in salt water instead. Too much chlorine can be toxic. Stretching is essential for flexibility and strength training will keep your bones strong. You can add exercise to your life without having to join a gym. Gardening, house cleaning, walking the dog, dancing, and other routine activities are all good forms of exercise. The main thing is to stay off your duff as much as possible. If you work in front of a computer all day, get up every 20 minutes to move. Sitting for long periods of time can be hazardous to your health. The same goes for flying long distances in a plane. Try to book an aisle seat and move around the cabin as often as possible. If your feet start to swell after flying, see a doctor immediately to make sure you don’t have a pulmonary embolism.

Your willpower is powerful. If you have a strong will to live you’ll have a better chance of making it to a healthy old age. What you think about, you bring about. Train your mind to visualize positive outcomes, rather than dwell on the negative. It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you truly believe you can.”

Read the rest of the tips at: 12 Tips for Baby Boomers to Achieve Optimal Health.

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