There is a saying, “age is just a number”. It indeed is. When you start taking proper care of your health, even a 50 year old can behave like a teenager and beam with positive energy. Following are 10 secrets that might help you stay fit, enthusiastic and healthy even at your 50s.
These Are Secrets Of Staying Fit At 50
Culturing Your Passion
With the time of retirement from regular official works hovering over your head, it is high time to find and culture your passion. Many a times, we get into a job which we are compelled to do for thriving, rather than loving the work we do. So, after our retirement when we don’t have any mandatory work to do, it is a great time to find a work that we really like passionately. This not only gives a psychological goal for living in this so called underactive phase of your life, which leads to better sleep, improved mood and keeps you energized towards life, but also provides a convenient option for nurturing your natural love and talent as a means for money making also.
Cultivating The Sport You Love
Everyone has a love for some sport or the other. It doesn’t matter if it’s indoor or outdoor, if you love it by your heart your age won’t be able to stop you from getting further attached to that in your ample free time at this point of your life. If it’s a hardcore outdoor game like football, then you may not be able to go out on the field and play like a Pele or Diego Maradona because of your age, but you can always be someone who knows about the sport’s every bit and be an expert on it.
Just because you have ample time, doesn’t mean you should waste it sitting in a couch or spending the whole day in bed! Rather in order to stay fit for longer you should wake up early and engage yourself in some morning walk, jogging, yoga, light exercise or if possible some light weight training, which not only makes you fit but also makes you look good, young and brings a good feeling about yourself.
Get A Pet
Getting a pet is a great way to get over your loneliness; which is often associated at this point of life. With you not able to hang out with friends as often as you used to, you start to get a bit depressed about life in general. There is nothing fitter in this condition than to get a pet like a dog, which will not only keep you occupied and give you company all the time but will also push you out to get that extra dose of cardio exercise, that is very beneficial for your health as well.
We all have some regrets in life. Whether be it for not achieving something for yourself or for doing something bad to others, however unintentionally it might. No one wants to go in their grave with all these regrets buried in the deepest core of their heart. The best way to get on top of all these feelings and get a psychological and moral upliftment, is by getting mental peace through helping others. If it includes by culturing your natural talent or passion, you can get a dual benefit out of this simple activity.
Maintaining Proper Diet
A proper diet plan is extremely crucial to be fit at this age. With your digestive powers not remaining at the level it used to be a couple of decades back, it is high time to start maintaining a strict food schedule to stay fit in future days to come. Incorporating more and more green vegetables and other fibrous foods in your daily diet, having seasonal fruits, cutting down meat and processed junk food consumption and drinking plenty of water are absolutely essential in keeping your system healthy.
Reading books is a great habit to have. It opens up your brain to ideas that you never thought of before and also at the same time keeps your blank brain engaged in some useful way. Reading a book on a topic that you honestly feel like reading not only reduces stress but can also be of great help by implementing the ideas; obtained from the book; in one or the other productive ways.
Setting Up Your Work Priorities
Although this is important at any stage of your life, it becomes increasingly important at this phase of your life. Living an aimless life fills it with depression. In order to get over or prevent that, you should set yourself up with several work tasks on daily basis and arrange them up according to their priorities. This not only enables you to finish the tasks in hand in time but also lets you enjoy the free time with even more.
Sleep Without Setting An Alarm
Sleeping is a crucially important for any stage of life. Sleep deprivation decreases the ability to concentrate and reduces reaction time, increases stress and body fat etc. These ill effects become even more prominent at this phase of life. So, sleeping without alarm clocks not only enables you to have a proper sleep but also makes you increasingly efficient in time management in general.
Taking Care of Your Overall Wellbeing
No matter how much others give you suggestions and push you to get a good life, ultimately it’s you whose efforts matter the most. If you decide to take care of your overall health by staying happy and by following the above mentioned ways and also taking medicines in time, if you are on medication for any reason, that is the best thing that can happen to you.
A complete wellbeing doesn’t only depend on the physical shape of an individual, but largely relies on the mental and moral status as well. At 50s, when you have witnessed many ups and downs in life, it is often the negativities that get hold of you more than your achievements. To get over these mental blockages and get a fit and healthy physical outlook, the above mentioned secrets highlight the best means to stay fit at this age of life.