Getting Healthier as You Get Older

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At one point in our lives, we get to the point where we start doubting ourselves more than usual. Doubting yourself in ways which didn’t even cross your mind before. “Am I too old for this?”. “Is it too late to pick up this hobby?”. “Maybe I’m too old to be interested in these kinds of things”. “My legs aren’t what they used to be I shouldn’t run around so much”. These are thoughts crossing more people’s minds than they would like to admit, and the sad truth is that we are all getting old, and there is not much we can do to stop it.

Of course, leading a healthier lifestyle and doing things which are actually beneficial for your body rather than going to sleep at 5 in the morning and constantly drinking coffee accompanied by smoking cigarettes wouldn’t hurt.

Dietary choices affect us a lot more than one would think,

and it’s never too late for a better diet, a varied one, maybe taking up vegetarianism or veganism, or just cutting down on dairy in general. The same thing goes for our general everyday activities, as opposed to going straight home from the office, do something more than just go and sit on the sofa or get a pint at the pub. Without any more needless beating around the bush, let’s see how you could incorporate some healthier choices into your daily life which will make you feel like you can take on just about anything, rather than doubting your ability to climb a flight of stairs.

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Assess your working conditions

If you are at the moment where you are starting to doubt your own abilities in some ways, then chances are you are at an age where you either a few years into your career or you’ve been in some job you stuck with for convenience sake for the past few years. While one may be more fulfilling,  both of them have the potential to pose the same risks, namely some basic health risks. Do you sit in the office all day in front of your PC? Does your chair feel like it has seen better days? Do you have to be in an uncomfortable position to reach your keyboard properly? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should probably reevaluate your workstation a little bit. Go talk to your manager about it or even the owner of the company, and say that you are scared of what might be happening with your back anytime soon if this keeps going. If that is not an option and your company is ruled by the equivalent of a non-nazi version of Adolf himself, then you should think about whether sticking around there is worth it at all.

Your health is more important.

Because no matter how much money you have, you just won’t be able to fully enjoy some things in life with a crippled spine.

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Consider a career beneficial to your wellbeing

If you cannot seem to find a different job in your field which is willing to facilitate you a bit better, then why not take it out of the equation completely and find a different job altogether? Not just any job, a job which is bound to help with your health, as well as other’s health. You might not have considered becoming a personal trainer before, but you have now. If you feel like it is something which could interest you, read up on it and see if it would be a viable idea for you, here’s something to get you started on your way https://origympersonaltrainercourses.co.uk/blog/am-i-too-old-to-become-a-personal-trainer/.

Maybe it’s just what you always wanted but never even knew,

and if it turns out to not be something you are interested in then it will certainly be some quality food for thought regardless. Not only will this solve the generic office job issues which plague people’s postures all over the globe, it will probably leave you in better shape than you have ever been.

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Work on your food expenses

Waking up, possibly a lack of breakfast, rushing out of the house, grabbing a double espresso on the way to work, spending 8 hours at work and overspending on a mediocre lunch. We’ve all been there, and nothing is more depressing than realising you spend a decent chunk of your daily wage just on comfort food to keep us somewhat entertained during the day. It might just be time to start bringing your own lunches to work, not only to spare your wallet, but also your organism. Chances are a cheap sandwich from the supermarket is not of the best quality it could be, and overpaying for some pizza, spaghetti might be nice once in a while but also not exactly food which can keep you going for too long. By making some food at home to take to work, no matter what it may be, sandwiches or maybe some salad, at least you will know what you are eating, and your wallet will also thank you.

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