Wholesome dwelling for males over 50
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Healthy life for men over 50 – when did you get over the mountain when you were 50? Your body may not be as firm and fit as it used to be, but there are simple ways to hold on to your health. Small changes, no matter what age, can make a big difference in later life.
A few simple steps are key to living a better, longer, more fulfilling life for yourself. All it takes is a few changes to your diet, lifestyle, and exercise regimen. Best of all, they are changes that you can make regardless of your age or fitness.
It’s never too late to make a difference. Here are 10 ways to get started:
Don’t be salty
Switching to low-salt bread and eating less salty foods (burgers, sausages, ham, bacon, savory snacks, salted butter, and ready-made meals) can cut your salt intake in half and reduce your risk of stroke and heart disease.
Enjoy long lunches
The French have the right idea when it comes to lunch. It’s not about the food, but about the time away from the work environment. A 2011 study by American recruitment firm Right Management showed that cholesterol levels rose sharply in men who ate in stressful conditions compared to men who ate in quieter environments.
Lycopene-rich tomato ketchup and puree are junk food, but they can also have health benefits
Splash on the ketchup
A chemical in the humble tomato, lycopene, protects against prostate cancer – and it focuses most on ketchup and tomato puree. Tomatoes can also help lower your cholesterol levels and improve your eyesight. And fanfare of fanfare, fights heart disease thanks to a blood clot-reducing substance called P3.
Go back to happiness
… Or a brisk walk. A recent study found that brisk walking at four miles an hour for 30 minutes, three or four times a week, significantly reduced the risk of diabetes in adults.
Eat more fruits
You’ve heard it all before, but a daily dash of fruit can really make your life longer, according to a 17-year study of 10,000 people. Fresh fruit was found to have the greatest impact on longevity, largely due to its cancer-fighting properties.
Low libido can be attributed to stress
Remove barriers to healthy sex life
Around the turn of the millennium, liquorice was defeated by Allsorts after it was claimed that liquorice was a cause of low libido in older men. Of course, the claim has been proven wrong, so there is no need to bypass Bertie Bassett. Instead, consider the causes of decreased libido such as alcohol, stress, drug use, depression, poor sleep patterns, and even medications you may be taking for other medical conditions. If you are concerned about low libido, speak to your doctor and don’t think if there is something wrong with you.
Kick the habit
Smoking is the number one cause of cancer – period. And for every week you smoke, you lose a day of life. The sooner you stop, the better. Your lungs, heart, and libido will benefit – as will your wallet.
Shed a few pounds
Simple Health Equation: Reduce Your Weight And Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease, Diabetes, Arthritis, And High Blood Pressure. And it’s never too late to start exercising: a study of British men over 40 found that starting moderate exercise played an important role in reducing the risk of coronary artery disease, even in the late Middle Ages.
The key to lowering cholesterol is to eat well
Watch your cholesterol
Reduce the amount of saturated fat you eat and lower your risk of heart disease by up to 30%. The easiest way to do this? Go easy on red meat and dairy products.
It may not come as a surprise, but researchers have found that optimists actually live longer than pessimists. It’s time to give up the Larry David impression and look forward to the best years of your life.
A healthy life for men over 50 should be more than just a claim. Half the battle is breaking the mental block to take action once you’ve gotten the rest to be pretty easy.
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Last change: May 21, 2021