Your Health Is A Lifelong Investment!

Looking after your health is a task that we should be engaged in throughout our life. It’s also a really important step to take in ensuring that our future is happy as possible. In fact, our health should be something that is always on the top of our list, no matter what age we are. So read on to find out what you should be thinking about in term of health at each stage of life.

60+

For the over 60s health is often something that is at the forefront of their minds. This is often a product of the combination of getting older, as well as the increased likelihood of health problems at a more advanced age.

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Things that the over 60s as a general rule should be considering include staying active despite mobility issues, bone density, and heart health. As well as provision for their futures in case of worsening health.

For many people, this will include looking into elder care options. Whether this includes nursing care or home help. As it can be very useful to have a plan in place. As it provides additional peace of mind and makes any transitions that do have to happen easier because you have chosen them yourself. Not had them forced upon you by well-meaning family members.

50s

Folks in their 50’s don’t get off lightly with health concerns with either. As there are plenty of conditions, they should be looking out for, as well as actively protecting against. One of the most serious of these is diabetes mellitus, especially type 2 diabetes.

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This is a condition that develops during a person’s lifetime, usually due to factors such as weight, body mass index, diet, and how physically fit they are. It concerns the bodies inability to process sugars correctly and is usually thereby administering insulin tablets. However, as lifestyle factors are a massive reason for its occurrence, eating healthily and staying fit in your 50s can have a huge impact on the likelihood that you will contract this disease, and how well it’s managed when you do have it.

40s

Folks in their forties may not be as acutely aware of the health issues associated with ages as those that are above 60 are. Although they are probably more conscious of them than the average 20-year-old.

Issues that may be on their radar includes a decline in energy, worsening of eyesight, and even a higher incidences of depression or anxiety.

Of course, these two conditions can strike anyone at any age, as they are not respecters of social stratifies. Although statistically, it is more likely that they will begin to rear their ugly head at this time.

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To deal with them, it’s helpful to mention how you are feeling at your next check up with the doctor, so together you can explore options for relief. These may include medication, meditation, and diet and exercise changes. Along with some therapy such as CBT or ACT that can help you reframe the thoughts that are causing these feelings, and cope with them better.

Medical check-up

How often do you go to your doctor for general check-up? Do you go regularly or only when you feel something is not right with your body? Do you have a family doctor?

I’m curious because I know for most professionals, there is a health card provided by the companies they work for. But for those of us who do freelance work, we rely on our income to fund our trips to the doctor’s clinic. And it’s pricey! A regular consultation with a medical doctor averages about 400 to 600 pesos in professional fees. That’s already a minimum salary for the day of an average Filipino worker. I doubt you will shell out that much when you aren’t feeling anything bad. I won’t.

So how do you go about taking care of your healthy/body? Do tell.

Shame on you, Maura Kelly!

There is an article in Marie Claire DOT com entitled: Should “Fatties” Get a Room? (Even on TV?). I became aware of this article through Twitter. A couple of my fave authors tweeted about this article and how they were left speechless after reading it. Speechless in a bad way!

Apparently, there is a CBS show called Mike and Molly. It is about an overweight couple who met at an Overeaters Anonymous group. The show is drawing complaints from some sectors for the abundance of fat jokes and from some people who aren’t comfortable watching intimacy between two plus-sized actors.

Maura Kelly, the author of the blog post, said that she’d be grossed out if she has to watch two characters…

…with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other … because I’d be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room…

Wow! What a jerk!

And she also wrote that…

But … I think obesity is something that most people have a ton of control over. It’s something they can change, if only they put their minds to it.

What? Maura Kelly?!?! What did you say???

Let me state my reaction to her article…

You see, I’ve been overweight most of my life. It’s a combination of genes and lots of temptation around me. I came from a family of overweight people (my dad’s side) and we are a family of foodies. I would like to tell Maura Kelly that if it’s just something that can be turned on and off easily, I would be as skinny as her today! Does she think it’s EASY to control the cravings? Does she think it’s like a light switch that can be turned on and off when we want to? Why is it that there are so many overweight persons in the world if it’s as EASY as “if only they put their minds to it”?!?

It’s a struggle. It’s a lifelong battle for some (like me). It’s never easy because even when I stop eating for a week, the excess weight won’t come off easily. I can starve myself and sweat gallons to lose weight. And I will surely lose weight. But it’s never going to be skinny like her. It’s never going to be like that because we don’t stop living. There are still cravings to stave off.

As long as there are people out there who are like her “grossed out seeing a fat person walk across a room”, or persons who think that being obese is a choice that we can un-make, then the struggle becomes doubly hard. There’s more pressure coming from all directions and it adds to the battle we’re facing.

Does Maura Kelly think we enjoy being this heavy?!? Does she think we like the fact that a show about obese people need to be made for people to understand our lives more? And does she think it’s funny to read her call obese people “fatties”?!?

We don’t need more bullies in this world. Especially in this generation. I think the Maura Kellys of this world should think twice before egging people with the same mindset as theirs to start bullying the “fatties” out there!

Mood swings, weight problems

Sobrang wala ako sa mood lately talaga. Wala sa mood magbasa, magsulat, mag-isip sobra. Ang tanging pinagkakaabalahan ko lang talaga ay manood ng Prison Break (and drool over Wentworth Miller!) with my siblings every night. Yan lang. Of course I need to do some sponsored posts kaya naman tignan nyo, 1 week akong walang post na maayos. Puro sponsored lang.

Yesterday, fiesta sa amin. Instead na makisaya, natulog ako half the time. Paano ba naman, bukod sa puyat ako, sama pa ng pakiramdam ko. Maayos na ako ngayon. Pero yesterday, wala, bagsak talaga.

And the reason for all these annoying mood swings… being overweight! I think my weight is affecting my moods na. Nakakahiya mang aminin, I gained back the weight I lost almost a year ago 🙁 Syempre kasalanan ko talaga. I eat when I get stressed out. Before July 2007, sobrang stressed out ako lagi. Daming issues sa buhay ko, both sa work at sa personal, kaya imagine nyo na lang how often and how much I ate that time. Hay… naiisip ko lang nakakalungkot na hehehe…

Ang mahirap kasi sa akin, I take refuge in the high that food brings. Kapag may problema, ganyan ako. But when I’m happy naman, even if I don’t eat that much okay lang. Kaya naman ngayon, eto, I’m suffering from my lack of discipline where food is concerned. Bad talaga 🙁 I am not sure naman if I can go on a diet na tulad ng dati na puro dahon lang. But I will try to eat less na. Napapagalitan na ako ng mga sisters ko hehe

So iyon lang naman. Kaya naman I am the queen of katamaran for the past couple of weeks now. Pabugsu-bugso ang kasipagan ko.

I need to go on a diet na! I need to lose weight! Somebody help me! Hehehe…

Thank you to everyone who keep on visiting.
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And pasensya na talaga wala kayong makitang matino dito sa ngayon. It will all change pretty soon 🙂

Have a great week ahead everyone!

Adik is sick!

Because I am too addicted to blogging and have been busy configuring this site for a couple of days now, I am currently sick. My world is on a different angle right now. I cannot look down or stay for a long time in front of the pc because I get this extreme headaches (naliliyo in Tagalog, I think).
But I will still bloghop but not too much.
To those I’ve promised to do one thing or another, I will do it within the week, sorry.

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