As we age, things can become more challenging and our health, and general wellbeing can deteriorate. With a few simple steps, you can ensure that your golden years stay golden.
• Stay connected: it’s easy to feel lonely and cut off, but thanks to technology it’s easier than ever to keep in touch. If the internet isn’t your thing then why not see what’s available in your local area? Some examples are: local courses, volunteering, and clubs. Keeping busy is a great way to meet new people and help prevent loneliness.
• Keep your brain active: challenging your brain is one of the best ways to improve your concentration, sharpen your focus and help boost your memory. Try doing a sudoku or crossword each morning or maybe take up a new hobby like learning a language or musical instrument.
• Get enough sleep: it might sound obvious, but it is important to try and get between 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Not only does lack of sleep put pressure on your body, leaving you at risk of physical health problems, but being overtired could also have a serious impact on your mental health.
• You are what you eat (and drink): as we get older, our bodies become less capable of processing substances like alcohol or caffeinated drinks. These habits, alongside smoking can have dehydrating effects on the skin, increasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ensuring that you are drinking enough water and eating well will not only make your skin look younger but will also leave you feeling healthier, more alert and more energetic.
Read the NHS’ advice on healthy ageing here.
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