Turning 40 is never been easy for everyone. You are not just complete 40 years but you also completed half of your life. You and your body has gone through several situations during all those years. But after 40 you will a little bit worry about your future. You started to think more about your kids, family and your savings. And all these things make a huge impact on your health and your life.
Beside psychological changes, Your body experiences many physical changes after 40. If you don’t take care of these physical changes, then it becomes too hard to live a happy and healthy life.
There are few things which you need to do to take care of your health and happiness.
Look Back To Your Past-
Your past can easily tell about your future. Something is not in your hand like, if your mom and sister have some health issues, then you may also face those issues in your upcoming life. Be extra careful if your family have some serious health issues.
Not just your family, if you have gone through some surgery or accident then it will start hurts after some point of time in your life.
Your past lifestyle can also play a huge role in your future life. If your eating habits were not so good or were not working out or you were/are smoking. So look back all those things which you did in the past.
Keep Track Of Your Nutrition-
Nutrition is one of those things on which you have your control. After 40 your nutrition needs of body changes. You need to provide proper nutrition to your body.
Keep track of protein (beans, nuts, dairy products, meat, etc.), carbs (whole grains), calories, and fats (healthy oil) intake throughout the day.
Your body also needs calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, iron, folate, omega-3, etc. in a regular interval. All this nutrition will keep you safe from many diseases in the near future.
Take Out Some Time For The Workout-
Your metabolism slows down after the age of 40. Due to slow metabolism, your body starts storing fats. The best way to get rid of that fat is to eat healthy and workout regularly.
Workout not just help you get rid of the extra fat from your body but, it also helps you to get rid of stress and depression. You need to take some time from your busy schedule for the workout.
Don’t Compromise With Your Sleep-
Sleep is as important as food for your body. You need to take proper sleep to give time to your body and your mind to relax. An average person needs 8 hours of sleep in a day. But on average, they fail to take sleep for more than 6 hours. And this will make you depressed, anxious and irritate.
The research shows that the quality of sleep goes down with respect to the age of a person. And due to stress level and hormonal changes, the quality of sleep goes down.
Plan Vacation With Your Family-
No matter what your profession is. You should go on vacation with your family at least once a year. Vacation is a great way to spend some quality time with your family. Imagine your self to some chilled and relaxed place for a week with your family.
You should take out some dates from your annual calendar for a vacation. This will work as a stress buster and give you the energy to work throughout the year.
Your face can easily show your mental and physical condition to everyone. You don’t want anyone to know about your problems and stress through your face. You should hide your wrinkles, dark circles and scars through some makeup.
You should need to extra care of your skin. Lots of skin related diseases may happen after the 40s. Drink lots of water, use anti-oxidant products, moisturize your skin and wear sunscreen.
Consult With Your Doctor Regularly-
A doctor is the best friend of your health. And when you complete the halfway of your life it is more important to consult with your doctor regularly. A doctor is the only person who can give you proper feedback about your health.
After the 40s you have extra careful with some disease. There are some diseases like osteoporosis, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. may become dangerous at this age.
There are certain tests that you need to go through regularly for better health:
- Eyes check-up.
- Dental check-ups.
- Skin check-up.
- Bone density test.
- Cholesterol and blood pressure.
- Diabetes screening, etc.
Age is just a number. It just tells you the days and year you have gone through. Whether you are in the 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s. You experience many things in those years and will experience many more in the upcoming years. Experience is one of those things which you can’t buy from any shop. Just live the other half of your life with a smile on your face, a smile is the best makeup and jewelry that you can wear.