I’m guessing if you are visiting Crila Health then you’re looking for an alternative prostate or menopause herb; I can therefore surmise that you are no spring chicken. One can also assume that if you’re looking for natural herbal alternatives that you are probably also interested in maintaining overall health. So with that in mind I have offered some thoughts for those over fifty who want to stay feeling younger for longer without working up too much of a sweat.
Cultivate your passion
Finding something to keep you entertained during your retirement is an absolute must. Relaxing at home and spending time with your grandchildren may sound like heaven, but it is not enough to keep the brain active and motivated. ‘Relaxing’ at home all day is a slippery slope and before you know it you will start to feel your age! Don’t let that happen, find something which engages your mind and body and enthuses you, such as volunteering for a cause you have been passionate about but never had the time to participate in.
Eat unprocessed as much as possible
It’s not just our metabolism that slows down, it’s lots of other functions too, functions which help us to process food more efficiently, so it’s good to give our bodies a helping hand as we age. Drinking lots of water each day is great for everyone young and old and should be a habit you retain your entire life. Eating fruit and veg as well as fibrous whole grains is great for the system too. Less fat is of course always a sensible aim, so try going for lean cuts of meat and alternating meat with fish as often as possible. Lastly, it may seem extreme, however completely cutting out junk food and fizzy drinks is one of the kindest acts you can do for your body, it will thank you later.
Keep supple and flexible
Find something you can do which you enjoy, it may be as simple as giving a dog a home to give you an extra reason to walk each day. Try out some new exercises such as yoga or T’ai Chi – both of which can be modified to suit any level and offer amazing benefits both physically and mentally; and if that all sounds a little too strenuous then how about a good old massage once a week?
The last thing any of us wants is to accept our body is getting old. Doing simple exercises or even just stretches each day combined with a healthy diet can make the world of difference for an active retirement.