Health headlines in 2013 proved to be full of new science and discoveries that will change how the world sees health and wellness. There are new advancements that will allow citizens over 50 to feel their healthiest and strongest throughout the year.
Eat For Necessity
Overeating has its downsides, but weight gain is only a small part of the equation. A study from the American Academy of Neurology states that eating over the recommended 1,800 calories per day allotment can lead to neurological impairment.
Medication Could Be Causing Your Memory Loss
Medications have a slew of side effects, but some of those side effects can include memory loss. This is an unfortunate truth for over 90 percent of adults over 65. If you currently take medications, see if you can narrow down the pills required for health maintenance. This could help preserve your memory over the long term.
Warm Up First
Working out is great for people of all ages. People over 50 require a little more warming up than younger fitness buffs. A good warm up allows blood to circulate to all of the muscles, organs and tissues throughout the body. This will prevent injury and improve your workout. Spend at least five to 10 minutes warming up at a slow pace before going all out.
Protect Your Prostate With Food
Lycopene is a potent anti-cancer vitamin that can prevent prostate cancer. It can also be a valuable vitamin for treating ED alongside other solutions. Lycopene is found in tomatoes, but ripe watermelons also contain a high level of this important anti-oxidant. Women should also get their lycopene. It prevents stroke in both genders.
Centenarians have a lot to teach the world about living past 100. The main secret they have in common is being happy and going with the flow. This reduces stress. Stressed out individuals are more likely to suffer from complications such as stroke, depression and even heart problems. You can reduce your stress levels by doing yoga daily, removing yourself from bad situations and taking time to relax at the end of each day.
Nuts have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease in women. Walnuts are particularly high in omega-3 fatty acids, and they are one of the best nuts to snack on daily. A small serving is all it takes to get the heart-healthy benefits from consuming them.
ED Is More Than A Reproductive Problem
Erectile dysfunction is also linked to heart disease, high-blood pressure and diabetes. Keeping your body healthy will help treat ED before it becomes a serious issue, and it can even prevent it permanently. The same blockages that cause heart disease block off blood flow to the genitals. This causes erectile problems in men, and it can even cause stimulation problems in women. Exercise, cut out smoking and eat healthier to prevent these problems from happening.
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