People say 45 is the golden age to start living healthy. Why?

The older we get, the more we are prone to health problems. This can be due to aging, bad eating habit, lack of exercise, bad sleeping pattern, and stress. For most people, 45 is the golden age for starting to live healthy, before it is too late.

Cindy Crawford is one of Hollywood celebrities who is still very attractive at this age. This supermodel has managed to keep her beauty and ideal shape, through the combination of high protein diet and work-outs like Pilates, cardio, and yoga. We want to share with you several tips that we can try, to stay fit and fresh at the age of 45, like Cindy Crawford.

Nutrition

Good nutrition is always an important part of physical fitness. People of 45 years old are more prone to some common nutrition-related health problems such as osteoporosis and the lack of iron, vitamins and protein. Cleveland Clinic recommends a diet that has a balance portion of protein, fat and carbohydrate.Good nutrition is always an important part of physical fitness. People of 45 years old are more prone to some common nutrition-related health problems such as osteoporosis and the lack of iron, vitamins and protein. Cleveland Clinic recommends a diet that has a balance portion of protein, fat and carbohydrate.

Vitamin C and E and antioxidants like beta carotene cannot be overlooked. The best source of these nutrients are fruits and vegetables, and consuming around 1,000 mg calcium and 1,000 IU vitamin D daily can help to prevent osteoporosis and reduce the risk of fractured backbones in case you fall.

Workout

According to Cleveland Clinic, regular physical exercises will help us to stay fit even at the old age. You can do aerobic workouts, which are great for stamina, and low-impact exercises like walking and swimming. Tai chi and yoga are also strongly recommended because they train balance, strength and elasticity. On the website nhs.uk, it is recommended to exercise for a total of 150 minutes per week, or 30 minutes a day, five days in a week.

Health problems

The risk of several types of illnesses may haunt people who are 45 and above. One of them is the heart disease, which according to JoAnn Mandon, MD, the Chair of Preventive Medicine of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, can be prevented by consuming salmon fish, because they are rich in good fat, or taking fish oil supplements.

People of this age are also prone to bloating, which may cause a lot of discomfort. Mary Jane Minkin, MD, Clinical Professor of Bbstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine, recommends to limit the consumption of salt and carbohydrate and maintain fiber intake from fruits and vegetables.

All in all, we don’t need to wait too long to start a healthy lifestyle. Take precautionary actions before it is too late, to stay strong and healthy.

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