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Healthy at 50 and Staying Fit

Updated on November 12, 2015

Eating healthy can be achieved

Eating healthy can be done, but as we age we have more challenges, we have more health problems than ever before, from being over weight and high blood pressure to diabetes or really serious diseases like cancer. How can we even maintain our good health over 50 or having a healthy lifestyle.

So we have to start eating right and getting some regular exercise. and It does take some time, effort, and discipline to maintain good health and can be challenging , when we get into our fifties our bodies are not the same as it was when we were younger, so taking the steps now will be well worth

Eating Healthy

When following a healthy diet can be a challenge. It is very important because our metabolism is not the same when you were 30 or 40. Now that your older your body and nutritional needs change.

You begin to lose bone so calcium is necessary for the bones, also other supplements can add to the right food for your body. Eating your recommended fruits and vegetables add good amounts of vitamin and antioxidants in our plan which can lower the risks for diseases.

Eating green leafy vegetable like mustard greens, spinach, collard greens, green beans, kale, broccoli, and also by adding fresh fruit like apples, oranges, peaches, ect. Eating more fruits and vegetables can fight cancer and heart disease.

It is important to eat whole grain foods, make sure you look for 100% whole foods such as whole wheat breads, oatmeal, and brown rice. These whole grains are known for having a low fat content and has good fiber, protein, mineral and vitamin that are beneficial to your health, adding cheese, yogurts and brown eggs is important to helping improve bone health, and control hypertension.

If you are over 50 lean meats like chicken and turkey and fish has less fat and cholesterol, some oils play an important part of a healthy plan. Heart healthy oils like olive oil, coconut oil is better oil to use. then corn oil, or vegetable oil. So whether you’re a man or a woman over 50 we need to eat healthy to keep our bodies working in good condition, and also drinking enough water everyday is vital to stay well hydrated.

Foods to avoid

Foods you might want to stay away from if you want to stay in good health over 50. Includes processed foods, processed white sugars, cakes and cookies, candy bars, and baked foods processed with white flour, high salty foods, high carbohydrate foods, canned foods that have a high sodium and processed juices or consuming alcohol in excess are not good for your health.

Exercise over 50

Exercise is important at any age, but at 50 and over we need do some form of exercise like walking, or lifting 2 pound weight in a sitting position if your not able to stand or walk, just do something start small.

Exercising keep our joints strong because we lose bone density causing brittle bones that’s why keeping our bone strong is very important. Regular exercise will improve blood circulation and flexability.

It’s recommended that you spend at least 30 minutes to 1 hour doing cardiovascular exercise at least 3 times a week to lead an active lifestyle for optimal health.

Healthy inside out

Taking care of the whole man is very important to staying healthy from the inside out with eating right and exercise, also we have not looked at the other end of being totally well and that is our mind keeping negative thoughts out. negative thoughts can make us sick also by dwelling on something we can or can’t change it works against us in our journey to complete health.

Loving ourselves and others will change our outlook on life, We are the overseers of our bodies to stay well, and no one can do it for you but you. So let’s start today it’s never too late even at 50+.

A Tip Just for You

Juicing has become something that many people are doing now, juicing delivers nutrients straight to vital parts of our body, that is deficient sometimes we don't know what we are deficient in so with juicing, replaces what's missing and begins healing the body. I have tried juicing and it has great benefits, I instantly felt so much energy when I drank it and my mood changed I felt great, and had clarity in my thinking.

Here are just some of the benefits I experienced with juicing, and I did a lot of research on juicing before I tried juicing. I also used Youtube which was very enlightening, I did not know that so many people were juicing and getting great results, but with anything that you are thinking about doing thinking please consult your doctor and research on the benefits of juicing. It could change how you feel if you are suffering from any sickness or disease.

Green juice has lots of micronutrients

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      MSGolden51 2 years ago

      Thanks, for the kind words God bless you all that left your comments.

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      Johnetta 3 years ago

      My hat is off to your astute command over this toapr-bcivo!

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      passionate77 4 years ago

      very nice and easy to follow tips , would share them with my mother and other aunts, and refer this post, thanks for sharing all this information MSGold51, stay always blessed dear!