How To Age With Energy
A common complaint we hear about getting older is a lack of energy and fatigue.
It’s no secret that as you grow older, your body undergoes changes. Our muscles feel weaker, it’s harder to get up in the morning and our need for an afternoon nap skyrockets. If it’s true we are destined for a life of fatigue, why do we see some grandparents with more energy than some toddlers? Turns out, we can’t blame our lack of energy only on getting older.
There are a few tips and tricks you can keep up your sleeve to help maintain the same energy and vigour of your youth. Here are four ways you can prepare for the future.
Keep your Vitamin D levels in check:
Vitamin D is vital if you want to keep your energy up. While there isn’t a lack of sun on our shores, vitamin D deficiency is a real issue in Australia. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 23% of Australian adults are vitamin D deficient, and this only increases as we age. The best way to take in vitamin D is through UV rays from the sun, so instead of heading to the gym for your daily workout, why not head to your local park or beach to work up a sweat?
Don’t worry, you don’t have to turn into a bodybuilder overnight, but as we age, life tends to get in the way and daily heart-pumping exercise gets put on the back foot. This creates a vicious cycle where the less exercise you do, the less energy you have to exercise! Studies show that physically inactive people can lose as much as 5% of their muscle mass each decade after turning 30. That means it’s high time to head to your local outdoor gym as the best way of reversing symptoms of age-related muscle loss.
Vitamin and Mineral Supplemented Diet
While intense exercise is important for bone and muscle health, there is one other trick that some scientists are saying is even more important – diet.
If you’re one of the 1.1 million Australians suffering from an iron deficiency, it’s a good idea to try to fill at least one meal a day with dark green leafy vegetables, red meat or seafood. Another game-changing vitamin you should be keeping an eye on is B12, mostly found in animal and dairy products.
45+LIFE Energy has been specifically developed for adults 45 years and older. It combines key vitamins, minerals and nutrients for energy production so you can stay on top of your game.
Stay Socially Active
Staying social has never been more important. A major study found a healthy social life is even more vital to your health than beating obesity or giving up a 15-cigarette-a-day habit. So, while you may not be able to head out for your usual get-togethers, there’s plenty of Zoom activities to keep you busy. Your future energy levels depend on it!