Day: August 14, 2017

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Staying Limber After 40

Sure we all want to lead a healthy life and be active after 40. But with our current diet of mostly fast and heavily processed food, coupled with minimal exercise, there is little hope that we will be as hale and hearty as our grandparents. In fact, many individuals now report back pain and joint pain in their 20’s because of our sedentary jobs, usually at a computer table. Here are some things you can do to stay loose and limber after you turn 40.

Good Foundation

The key to good health in your mid-life is good health in your youth. Your young bodies may burn calories impressively fast right now, but that doesn’t mean you should live on a diet of fast food. Eat right, exercise as much as possible and stay active. When your body is used to moving around when it’s younger, it will be much easier to get it to move as it gets older. Remember to drink plenty of milk and eat lots of fruit with vitamins so that you absorb all the necessary nutrients when you still can.

Keep Moving

You may not have had a regular exercise regimen when you were younger, but it might be beneficial for you to attend physiotherapy in Hong Kong to keep yourself moving when you are older. We tend to get lazier and slower as we age and the motivation we get from attending a regular class will help us stay on programme and stay fit. Instructors will customize exercises to suit your body and you can work out with the full knowledge that you will not get injured as you are working with professionals.

Recharge and Rejuvenate

Age comes with a whole host of aches and pains and these are inevitable. Attending a regular clinic at a hospital – which is usually physiotherapy central – will help you manage these aches and pains without medication. Medicine may bring sweet relief but it is short. It is also better to manage your bodily pain through other coping mechanisms. These sessions will help you learn stretching techniques, breathing techniques etc. to keep your body loose and limber. They also have other treatment like heat therapy which also helps manage pains.

So start soon while you still can, and eat right, exercise right. Lay the foundation for a beautiful life. Keep moving by joining a gym or a yoga class. Listen to your instructors and listen to your bodies. Go see a doctor regularly and get some massages in. Stay loose, stay limber.