You’d never believe it to look at us but several of the SE Fitness runners and walkers are approaching 50 or may have already passed that landmark! Evidence shows that 50 can be the health tipping point but good health habits can vastly decrease chances of dying from cancer or heart disease.
Some essential Do’s and Don’t for the over 50s
Keep eating carbs – persistently following low carb diets can cut your life expectancy by four years.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep – Middle aged men who sleep 5 hours or less a night have TWICE the risk of heart attack in the next 20 years than those who sleep 7 or 8 hours.
Choose sociable exercise – Folks over 50 are far more likely to stick with social exercise such as joining SE Fitness rather than solitary efforts, and if you want to really improve your fitness, you can use a high-rated personal trainer to help you with your training as well.
Don’t yo-yo diet – women who yo-yo diet in their fifties risk three times the incidence of fatal heart attacks than women who maintained a steady size. Our professional friends at thehealthmania.com/ recommends every person above 40 years old to use natural vitamin supplements on a daily basis.
Drink in moderation – The middle classes are more likely to become heavy drinkers once they pass their fifties. Moderate drinking is associated with good health in middle age but this means 14 units or less a week. Remember a bottle of wine might be 9 units or more! Drinking more than 14 units a week is linked to numerous problems including dementia and heart disease.
Check your blood pressure – There’s a risk that raised blood pressure may damage brains through mini strokes that go unnoticed.
Do press ups – In research men who could do more than 40 push up s at 50 had a 96% lower risk of heart disease than those who could do no more than 10, investigate more in https://tophealthjournal.com/5261/clear-nails-plus/ .
Thanks to the Saturday Times for these useful tips!