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Health Problems That May Well Hit You In Old Age.

May 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Health, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.com) As we get older, it does become more difficult to stay healthy. Our bodies are not what they once were and even our minds start to show signs of strain. Your first injury after you hit forty is going to be a shock. You’ll find that your body no longer recovers as quickly as it used to. You’ll get better, for sure, but it’s going to take a little more time. That’s not the only thing that changes as we age either. These are the main health issues that could hit you in old age. If you are aware of them you can start taking steps to prevent them right now.

Middle Age Spread

You might not think of middle age spread as a serious health issue but it’s usually coupled with other problems. Middle age spread tends to be caused by a high cholesterol and a bad posture. Both are going to cause problems with your body as you get older. A higher cholesterol makes the chances of a heart attack or suffering from heart disease more likely. Bad posture can cause severe back pain. There are two things that you can do to reduce the issue of middle age spread.

First, you should be eating a good diet each and every day. It’s time to start cutting out the rubbish and getting the nutrition that your body needs to stay fit. When you’re younger, you’ll find you can eat junk and burn it off quite easily. But as you get older, it does start to take it’s toll. Look at what foods you should be eating on edition.cnn.com.

Second, you need to be working to fix your posture. If you’re olderblackcouple-2016posture is in a particularly bad shape, you can buy a back brace that will fix it quickly. This will hurt at first, but you’ll get used to it gradually. The best part is that people won’t be able to tell that you’re wearing one at all.

Dementia

We generally think of dementia being a problem that could affect us in your eighties, even nineties. But unfortunately dementia often becomes apparent as early as forty-five. The causes of dementia still are not completely clear. We have some ideas, but it’s not a definitive answer. However, there are some ideas on how to reduce the chances of dementia. Many people believe that exercise has an important part to play, as seen on sites like livelongstayyoung.com. But you may also want to think about how you can keep your mind active. Don’t fall into the trap of spending your day completing passive activities. You need to be doing things that gets those cogs turning.

Back Pain

Back pain is another issue that becomes more common as you get older. If you are suffering from backpain, it could be more to do with stress than anything else. You might also just be sleeping in an awkward position. You should try and get a new memory foam mattress. With a memory foam mattress your body is getting more support that it needs during the night.

We hope you have found this information useful for staying healthy, even as you get older.

Staff Writer; Gary Poole


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