Tips To Keep Fit And Healthy – For The Elderly

If you haven’t led an active life as a youngster, then one of the first things you will lose as you get older is easy mobility. Degenerative diseases like arthritis or osteoporosis sets in and exercise becomes near impossible. If elderly folk wants to keep fit, they have to look at alternate ways of doing so. Keeping fit is an absolute necessity as you get older because along with old age comes a host of other problems like high-blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes, most of which can be avoided if the person is healthy. So here are some tips for those who cannot exercise to remain healthy.

Bring Your A-Game to Liquids

Everyone has heard of the saying, “drink 8 glasses of water a day.” As we get older, drinking a glass of normal water isn’t enough as the body is no longer as good at absorbing the minerals necessary from it. Instead, you will need to enhance what you drink by using an ionizer water filter that will add more nutrients than are normally available. This way the body will be able to absorb more and even cut down on unnecessary fats through the acidic nature of what you drink. If you feel you cannot make the commitment of purchasing one, then drop a slice of lemon into your water bottle twice a day and keep taking sips of that.

Smoothies are Your Best Friend

If you hate eating vegetables, or the fibre in them gives you digestion problems, then the best way to stick to veggies and fruits is to ‘smoothify’ them. Ask your caretaker to combine fruits and vegetables and make smoothies for you, or try it out for yourself if you can. Remember, that your body still requires plenty of liquids so you have to continue drinking out of an portable alkaline water filter at Eko Health Australia , but then you also need some nutrients that only natural produce can give you. So combine the two and have the fresh juices instead. If you would like to add some texture and a different taste to it, you can use yoghurt, but avoid cream, ice cream and sugar. 

Baby Portions

It’s also time to go back to the kiddie menu. Every time you go out, ask for the kid’s menu which has smaller portions of food because, now that your body is no longer very active, you don’t actually need the ‘adult’-sized portion that you used to order in your youth. If you are too embarrassed to do that, then order one dish and split it between you and whoever else you’re with. At home, take a smaller serving plate in order to reduce your portion size. Cook less than you used to do. Buy fewer groceries and do not stock up your pantry with snacks that you will be tempted to eat every time you see it.