Want to Maximize your Golden Years?

I had some requests from guest article writers who want to contribute to my site. My rules are very strict in that I require unique articles and science based information that falls within my site parameters.

Here is one of the first of such contributions by Jason Lewis. Please leave a comment and let him know what you thought about his article.

Wish you all happy training!
Gert Louw

Want to Maximize Your Golden Years?

Here’s How to Take Back Control of Your Health

It’s understandable why seniors would feel out of control when it comes to their health. Aging happens and there’s nothing you can do about it, so that must mean that every negative thing that comes with aging must not be preventable either — right? Wrong. Small actions can add up to big positive changes in your physical and mental health. Here’s how to take back control and ensure your golden years are the best years of your life.

Push Yourself to Try New Things

Before you begin to tackle the rest of your body, you should figure out how to insulate your brain from the cognitive decline associated with aging. One of the best ways to do this is to give it something new to learn. This keeps existing neural pathways firing and can even help create new ones! Finding a new hobbycan work, as can reading or playing a musical instrument. Playing games and working puzzles are also known to help boost brain functionin seniors. 

Stop Eating Like You Don’t Care

It’s a fact of life for some that our food decisions become a lax as we age. That’s unfortunate, as seniors should be putting extra focus into daily nutrition, not less. The most obvious reason is to maintain a healthy weight, which has been proven to improvequantity and quality of life. 

But it goes beyond weight. Seniors need particular vitamins and nutrients to counteract the negative effects of aging. For example, you need calcium for bone health. You need to reduce inflammation for arthritis and joint pain. You require more iron and fiber than younger people. Start with a balanced diet and add in extra nutrients when needed (talk to your doctor). Here’s what a week of balanced eatinglooks like for reference. 

Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand, so while you’re taking control of what you eat, add in daily exercise. Thirty minutes a day can help you reap the benefits of physical activity

Take Charge of Your Health (and Preventive) Care

Waiting around to get sick and then reacting to it is a mistake many seniors often make. You should take charge of your healthcare, and a lot of that means forming a good relationship with your doctor and keeping up with your screenings, tests, and checkups. As a senior, you probably have Medicare, so it’s paramount that you look into getting the most you can out of your coverage. That may mean supplementing your health insurance to cover dental, vision, and extra preventative care. A Medicare Advantage plan or other supplemental coverage may be required, so be sure to see what options are availablein your state.

Kick the Two Most-Damaging Bad Habits

There are plenty of bad habits out there, but there are two that stand above the rest in terms of shortening lifespan and making what years you have terrible. Taking control of your health means having the courage to stop smoking and excessively drinking. There are many reasons why it’s hard to stopthese habits (genetic factors, addiction, stress, social pressure), but the benefits of clean living are so great that it must become a top priority. It’s not just cancer, liver problems, and heart disease. Smoking, according to Harvard Health, can negatively affectmemory function as well. Do it for your body and mind. 

You’ve lived long enough to know that the world is what you make of it. Make your life better by taking charge of your physical and mental health.

By Jason Lewis

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Here is the link to the ADVANCED SYSTEM II body and life transformation system which was specifically designed for the older guy: https://gertlouw.com/my-transformation-secrets/

Author: gertlouw

In the deepest south of South Africa you will find me. Dwelling in the most beautiful city in the world, Cape Town. I live close to God and try to follow in the footsteps of Christ as led the Holy Spirit. Other passions include Karate and Judo and wrestling (and off course surfing for many years). Karate I did for many years, Judo 4 yrs and for a short period kickboxing until I was knocked silly one time with blood all over and teeth protruding through my lip, but if I have to choose over, I would choose wrestling…simply because of the brutal power against power game with your opponent. Love it. Love my home theatre hobby, my youtube channel and spending time with family! And off course me and my son's new adventure https://mediax.photography ...and love flying my drone - DJI Phantom 4 Pro For those interested, this blog is my database of all my fitness and transformation knowledge. And NO (!) I am not getting any money for it and neither do I promote anything on it or getting sponsored by anybody. My blog is simply where I want to help other guys living a healthier life and become the best they can be, inside and out and ultimately it is my legacy I want to leave my one and only son – now 13 y/o and already eager to get his 6-pack! So donations very welcome! Just click the donation button... I started my healthy living after a very close call with death at age 40. After much hardship one of my main aims now is to assist other guys with healthy living and transforming themselves inside and out. I don’t know how much grace will still be given me, but I live now every moment to be the best I can be. To be the best bodybuilder I can be, the best father, best husband and best friend to those whom my paths crosses. I want to live a life worth living and not just do what excites me or pleases me. Feel free to contact me directly if you wish. Reading this far, the last bit important info on me you need to know, is that my anchor in life is Jesus Christ. Please bear in mind, English is my 2nd language and as a result their might be spelling, grammatical and other language errors in my blog – I do apologise for this! Wish you all many blessings. Gert Louw

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