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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.