10.02.2019

10 Ways To Protect Your Quality Of Life As You Age

Protecting your quality of life is something you want to start doing now, before it’s too late. If you wait too long to start taking real care of yourself, then you’re no doubt going to have problems that you’re stuck with and have to simply manage. Prevention is so much better than managing a condition or attempting to cure it. Below, we’ll go over 10 ways to protect your quality of life as you age.

  1. Don’t Lose Touch
Make an effort to stay in touch with the people that matter to you. Not just on social media, either - call them and arrange a catch up. Losing touch leads to loneliness, and this is something that is sadly prevalent amongst older people today. 

  1. Exercise Regularly
Regular exercise will keep your mind and body healthy - it’ll also make you feel happier, as it releases lots of happy hormones. Just find something you enjoy and stick to it. You could train with resistance training, which is extremely effective, but even swimming or walking will help you to stay healthy if that’s what you enjoy. 

  1. Eat A Balanced Diet 
A balanced diet means eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and other nutritious foods, but not depriving yourself of a piece of cake or something else you fancy. It’s not an actual ‘diet’, it’s a lifestyle. You shouldn’t cut out food groups or do anything to the extreme. Balanced diets are sustainable, and you’re so much more likely to avoid yo-yoing this way. You’ll also be able to manage your weight! Learn how to read nutrition labels, as this will help you make smart choices. 


  1. Attend Regular Checkups
Don’t miss a checkup, whether it’s with a doctor or dentist. Make a note in your calendar and ensure you attend without fail. 

  1. Protect Your Hearing
Your hearing is one of the most common things to go as you age, particularly for those who abused it when they were younger. Hearing aids can be effective and are common, but taking care of your hearing now can help you to avoid that. Wear ear protection, especially if you’re going to a loud concert or using a loud piece of machinery. 

  1. Make Your Skin A Priority
Your skin should be a priority. Smother yourself in SPF, even when it’s not so sunny outside. The environment can be more damaging than you think. Wear protective clothing and sunglasses, too. 

  1. Take Control Of Your Sleep Schedule
Consistent sleep is so important, so go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each day, even on weekends. 

  1. Reduce Stress Now
Figure out what your stress triggers are and find ways to reduce them. This may mean asking for less work and responsibility, spending less time with a toxic person, and so on. 

  1. Figure Out How You Want To Retire 
Knowing how you want to retire will allow you to come up with a financial plan. Don’t wait until it’s too late! 

  1. Keep Your Mind Sharp 
Puzzles and games can help you to keep your mind sharp and memory at its best. Don’t forget to read and learn, either! 

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