Make your old age comfortable

From birth, you have to prepare for old age. The secret is in leading a healthy lifestyle and controlling modifiable risk factors. The idea is to create a culture of prevention. Do not just limit yourself to going to the doctor when the disease is already present.

The first step of prevention should be good, educational information about the care of your integral health.

Also, keep in mind that the family plays a very important role in the physical and mental health of an elderly person.

In general, to reach a healthy old age, it is important that you follow these tips: 

Diet 

Follow a balanced diet that includes different types of foods. Avoid excess saturated fats and sugars.

A healthy elderly should consume all food groups, approximately 2000 calories, 20 percent less than what adult eats. You should prefer complex carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes, pasta, bread and not eat a lot of sugars: include protein of animal and vegetable origin and consume enough fiber (fruits, vegetables and oatmeal).

Among the important nutrients to take care of are calcium (milk and derivatives), to avoid osteoporosis; chromium (peanut oil, grains and sea products), prevents them from becoming glucose intolerant; Zinc (meats, dairy and seafood), helps immune function and improves appetite, and selenium (meats, dairy, eggs and grains – peanuts and nuts included), is an anti-cancer antioxidant.

If there are diseases such as diabetes or hypertension, the diet should be adapted as directed by the doctor. The interactions between medications and micronutrients must also be taken into account. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from a caregiver, such as beserk.

In general, it is important that you use natural condiments: thyme, bay leaf, garlic, onion, parsley and lemon; Eat your low salt meals and provide a pleasant atmosphere at the time of eating: tablecloth, dishes, cutlery, using contrasting colors, and good company.

Exercise moderately and routinely 

Exercises in the neck must be performed to strengthen muscles routinely. Sitting, in a chair, since in some opportunities it can cause dizziness and vertigo, raise and lower the head. Take it to the right and left side. Turn it in a circular shape.

  • Practice some daily activity, but before starting any program, consult an expert on the subject and have a previous medical check-up.
  • Remember that exercise reactivates the organism and all its systems and guarantees good functioning.
  • Stretch your shoulders.

Avoid excesses from a physical, mental and work point of view

These can lead to the appearance of some diseases.

Blood pressure

Check your blood pressure, at least every six months, much more if you are over 60 years old.

Regular tests

One of the most important diseases in elderly women and that can be prevented and treated curatively if diagnosed early, is breast cancer.
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What business do I have talking about menopause? Too young, you think? Well, maybe- but lucky me- I get to go through a fantastic menopausal journey, courtesy of medically induced hormone treatment. (And NO, I am not trying to get pregnant, please!)

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If you have not had a period for at least 12 months, that is one way of knowing that you are in “the change”. But that’s not all- all those pretty side effects are usually a hefty tip-off. Menopause usually begins around the age of 45-55, but it all depends on your family and personal medical history.

My aunt has been dealing with menopause issues for as long as I can remember- she is always, ALWAYS hot- even walking around in the winter in t-shirts, shorts, and flip flops. The first time I had a hot flash, I felt like someone had “lit me” from the inside- it was sudden, unexpected, and I felt both insane and disgusting. (I sweat…..a lot…and felt really frantic- I had no idea what was happening!) All I wanted to do was peel my clothes off and jump into a freezer. When it passed, I immediately had a whole new respect for my aunt. That. Sucked. No nice way of putting that!
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