40 is that age where you get closer to the possibility of many drastic changes in your health. Therefore, your 40th birthday might be the perfect time for you to put your health in stock! Your health even then is perfectly under your control, all you have to do is to get more cautious and put it under a regular check.
Look out for the following factors and you will be perfectly fine for years to come!
Look Out For Your Vision!
At the age of 40, you might start having a little problem with your vision and to keep it under strict check would be one way to keep it from progression. You should be able to read clearly all the medicine labels and you should use your reading glasses when required and not put your eyes under strain. It is suggested that you use sunglasses to prevent any damage to your eyes because too much of sun exposure can increase cataracts so sunglasses or shades (providing UV-A and UV-B protection) are always a good idea.
A diet high in fruits and vegetables can slow down the process of vision loss as it provides your body with anti-toxicants, vitamins, and minerals.
You Must Know Your Numbers
At the age of 40, it is about time that you memorize all your numbers for blood pressure, weight, cholesterol levels and diabetes. These four things must be kept under control because any disturbance in these factors can make a person fall prey to cardiac diseases, stroke, and kidney problems.
So the next time you go to a pharmacy, take a blood sugar test and have your blood pressure measured and keep a record of them for your doctor to have a look.
At the age of 40, you start losing one percent of your total muscle mass per year. To control this factor, you must have a weekly exercise plan, which is well supported by weight bearing exercises. If you manage to maintain your muscle mass, you will not find it difficult to enjoy all the activities you did in your younger days.
Fiber Should Be Your Best Friend!
At the age of 40, your metabolism slows down and therefore you must shift your diet to a much healthier side. Fatty foods should be minimized because they might interrupt your normal digesting process and fiber and fluids should be maximized. With the progression of age, your calorie requirement lessens and so you must maintain a high nutrient and a high-fiber diet. This will do you a lot of good in the long run and will keep you from getting any sorts of digestive dysfunction.
The age of 40 is a wake-up call for all the smokers out there!
Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do but if done, it prevents the incidence of all the major disease you can think of. Be it cardiac arrest, stroke, lung cancer or kidney failure, a nonsmoker is very less likely to fall victim to these.