As we age, things we may have once taken for granted seem to become more of a luxury. This is why making healthy lifestyle choices and taking care of ourselves are very important. Once the thirties, forties and fifties roll around not only will we experience various types of superficial aging such as wrinkles and graying hair, but possibly more serious side effects associated with our health as well. Three main things to focus on to ensure you are on the right track to health and longevity are balanced nutrition, staying active, and keeping a positive mentality.
All dieting aside, a good rule of thumb is to make sure you have more good days than bad throughout a week. Eating balanced meals and not overeating is half the battle. Despite the fact that you may be eating all of the right foods, some of us may still need to consider incorporating vitamins or supplements into our diets. These supplements will compensate for what our aging bodies can no longer produce. Via a doctor’s order, at PICP we can customize and combine supplements for your benefit.
Staying active throughout life is essential but it is especially important as we age. Many of the conditions and diseases you hear about such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol can easily become a reality if you are not cautious. Staying active can help reduce these risks and help provide you with a better quality of life.
Lastly, remember that maintaining a positive attitude and outlook on life will do wonders for your health. The benefits of a positive mentality, are continuously being researched and are believed to include a longer life span, lower rates of depression, a better ability to cope with stress and more. Negative thoughts will only drive you to stress which in turn can cause your health to decline. Stress, anxiety, and depression are issues that many of us deal with on a regular basis but for some it is even more serious. If you are one of those people see your practitioner for a proper diagnosis. We at PICP are here to support your healthy lifestyle and are here to help improve your quality of life so make sure and schedule your consultation with our Pharmacist Lewis Waldrep today!