Health Advice For People Over Fifty

A key focus of my blog is Health/Wellness. The needs for our physical health goes in stages where are different needs for each life stage. If you’re over 50 years old, you must look at your health differently than in previous years. The following contributed post is entitled, Health Advice For People Over Fifty.

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Fifty might seem a long way off when you’re a young person, but it comes around quickly and takes you by surprise. But being fifty is more about how you feel and the quality of your wellbeing rather than the numbers on your party balloons. Here’s how to maintain your health.

Healthy Eating

There’s never a bad time to start eating healthy, and when you reach mid-life, it’s the perfect time to switch your diet and improve your health. Chances are your diet is not ideal at the moment, but a few changes can give you more energy and a youthful glow that’s been missing.

You don’t have to change your diet completely to feel more energetic and create more resilience against common illnesses and diseases. Include some more fruits and vegetables in your diet, along with a good multivitamin tablet. Intermittent fasting is also healthy for people over fifty.

Stay Active

After fifty, the body starts to deteriorate more visibly and more quickly, but while you might notice changes, you don’t have to give up an active life. In fact, staying active every day, or a few times a week, helps maintain your strength and health for longer, and it doesn’t need to be strenuous.

If you have a sport, you like to play, that’s perfect! Some people think they have to give up their weekly trip to the five-a-side parks or the tennis courts, but keeping up these patterns ensures your heart and muscles remain strong. Bear in mind you might have to reduce your effort a little.

Full Dentures

One of the challenges of life past fifty is maintaining your teeth, so they are healthy, clean, and strong. By the time you get to fifty, your teeth have undergone decades of pressure, and you might encounter issues with plaque, gum disease, toothache, and issues with teeth cleaning.

When you choose full dentures, you don’t have to worry about your teeth deteriorating as you get older. There are still some practices you need to maintain the integrity of the dentures, but you don’t have to clean them as frequently, and they give you any toothache or gum disease.

Hearing Care

Some people notice changes to their hearing when they reach the age of fifty and beyond; this can be in the form of sound reduction or the appearance of tinnitus in the background of their hearing. If you notice any issues with your hearing, visit an audiologist for some treatment.

Hearing is one of the senses we don’t appreciate until it starts to disappear, so don’t ignore changes to your hearing. If you want to maintain your natural hearing well into your later years, always listen to your devices at a low volume and avoid spending time in loud environments.

Social Vitamins

Everyone needs vitamins to stay healthy as we get older, but it’s just as important to stay connected to friends and family and to socialize. Call these social vitamins, and make sure you are getting a fair share of them. Join a new club or find a group of like-minded people online.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.