Physical health and wellbeing is of upmost importance to everyone and the oft-quoted cliché “you have nothing without your health,” could not be more accurate or indeed relevant.
For men and women over the age of sixty (even though you may still be fitter and more physically able than your children who are half your age) it is still important to start paying more attention to your health. With that being said, here is a comprehensive guide to taking care of your physical health over the age of sixty.
Look After Your Oral Health
You may well already be fully aware of the extent to which you take care of your mouth, teeth, and gums plays a huge role in the general health of your mind and body.
You must always brush your teeth twice a day, ideally with an electric toothbrush, and never skip brushing just because you are tired or you feel as if you do not have time. Moreover, flossing, either with flossing string or dental picks, is also even more important past the age of sixty, as build-ups of food and other debris can do more damage to older and more sensitive gums.
Never Be Afraid to Ring the Doctor
For some people, primarily those older adults who have a more “get on with it” attitude, ringing the doctor feels not only to be a sign of weakness and vulnerability, but also that they are wasting the doctor’s time.
It is absolutely essential to make an appointment with your medical doctor if you feel, or even suspect, that your body is not quite right or if you are experiencing pain. Renowned and reputable medical companies, such as those working with BioXcellerator, will be able to diagnose your condition and will strive to offer the most effective treatment or surgery moving forward.
Ensure Your Vitamin Intake is Enough
As vitamins and minerals are invisible to the naked eye, it can sometimes be easy to underestimate the power of eating and drinking enough of the right foods and drinks to ensure your vitamin and mineral intake is sufficient.
Moreover, as someone who is over the age of sixty, it becomes even more important to ensure you are out of the house for at least half an hour each day—not only to physically stretch and exercise your body but to be exposed to sunlight.
Vitamin D is one of the most crucial vitamins of them all and can either be found through the natural rays of the sun or in foods such as oily fish and eggs. If you feel as if you are not getting the right vitamins from your diet, your doctor will be more than happy to provide you with a dietary plan to work on.
As well as speaking to your doctor, another viable option is to carry out some research into high-quality and wholly natural vitamin and mineral supplements, although you should always remember that supplements are only effective alongside a healthy diet.