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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Stay Healthy and Happy in Your Fifties and Beyond

Staying healthy and happy is important at any age and that shouldn’t change just because you may have spotted a few grey hairs.  As we get older our lives are affected by change, career changes, retirement, children leaving the family home, losses and physical changes can all take their toll.
It is important to find a way of dealing with the changes positively and finding a way of remaining healthy and happy that fits with your personality. By doing so you’ll be able to manage your emotional and physical health far more effectively and ensure you live your life to the fullest, regardless of your age.

Healthy and Happy Tips
Being healthy both physically and mentally will help you to cope with life, whatever it throws at you. We have a series of tips that can keep you on top form, even when times get tough and it’s easier to lose perspective.

The Positive Outlook
Positivity breeds contentment and it is much easier to remain happy and upbeat if you focus on the things you have to be grateful for. Taking things for granted is a mistake, take the time to appreciate what you have and the experiences you’ve had. Looking on the bright side is much better for you so fight off the grumps by always looking for the sides that are worth being happy for. The silver lining will always be there and facing major challenges in life is always easier if you can reflect and learn from them.

Staying Active
Exercise is important regardless of your age and the limitations you may begin to experience. Find a form of exercise that you can achieve on a daily basis. It could be a walk around the neighbourhood, hopping on a bike, joining a dance class or lifting weights. Check with your doctor before you begin any form of exercise but once you have the all clear you’ll find you get stronger and increase your stamina so you will be able to increase the intensity of your exercise.

Exercising the Brain
Keep your brain active. Once you stop work you don’t have to resign yourself to watching television and drinking coffee with friends. Take up some new hobbies and always read, reading is excellent for the brain along with puzzles and board games. You can also benefit from technology, get online and try out some games, buy a games console too. There are plenty of games that will interest and excite you.  Don’t turn your back on technology just because you aren’t a teenager.

Eat Well
Watching what you eat is a great way of feeding your energy levels. Look for local sourced foods and eat plenty of vegetables and fruits. If you eat well your energy levels will increase which will make it easier to get up and exercise and take part in all the activities that work the brain and put a smile on your face.

Face Your Problems Head On
If you do experience any problems you should face them instead of running away. Once you take positive action you’ll feel happier and reassured that the issue is being worked through. Speak to your friends, family or your doctor. You may also require additional supplements and support which you can buy today.

About The Guest Author:
The author is a retired teacher turned freelance writer. He has spent the last two years writing for various websites and blogs. He believes in healthy diets, exercise and a positive mental attitude which has helped him embrace his older age. You can read more of his articles online and in print.

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