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Optimal Aging

Written By  Go Vita
A Guide to Optimal Aging from Go Vita

Adopting a lifestyle focused on physical activity, nutritious eating, social engagement, and overall well-being is pivotal for leading a gratifying and active life as you age gracefully.
Here are some guidelines for healthy aging.

1. Nourish Your Body

Prioritise fresh, unprocessed, and nutrient-rich foods that are in season. Opt for healthier cooking methods such as steaming to preserve the nutritional value of your meals, while avoiding deep frying.


2. Stay Active

Engage in weight-bearing exercises like walking, running, climbing stairs, jumping rope, and weightlifting to enhance cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and bone density.


Regular exposure to sunlight during early morning or late afternoon walks can provide essential vitamin D, which supports immune function, skin health, and bone strength.


3. Incorporate Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines offer numerous health benefits, including relief from mild joint pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. These healthy fats also promote heart health and cognitive function. Aim to consume fatty fish two to three times per week for optimal omega-3 intake.


4. Boost Calcium Intake

Increase your consumption of calcium-rich foods such as dairy products (e.g., cow’s milk, cheese, yogurt), fortified soy or almond milk, chia seeds, green leafy vegetables (e.g., kale), and seafood like sardines and canned salmon with edible bones.

Adequate calcium intake is essential for maintaining strong bones and preventing osteoporosis.


5. Maintain a Healthy Weight

Avoid yo-yo dieting and aim for a healthy weight to reduce strain on your heart, bones, and joints. Sustainable weight management promotes overall health and longevity.


6. Kick Bad Habits

Quit smoking to protect your respiratory health and lower your risk of chronic diseases such as lung cancer and heart disease. Limit alcohol consumption to special occasions to support optimal health and well-being.


7. Prioritise Mental Wellbeing

Practice stress-reduction techniques such as mindfulness meditation, deep breathing exercises, or yoga to enhance emotional resilience and mental clarity.

Foster meaningful social connections and engage in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment to support positive mental health.


8. Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water throughout the day to maintain hydration levels and support overall health. Adequate hydration is crucial for proper digestion, cognitive function, and cellular processes.


9. Consult with a Healthcare Practitioner

Meeting all your dietary needs can be tough sometimes, and supplements can provide a solution. If you struggle to eat two to three servings of fish each day, an omega-3 fish oil supplement might help.


Likewise, if you don't get much sunlight, taking a vitamin D supplement could be beneficial or if you're focused on supporting cardiovascular health, Ubiquinol could be a good supplement to explore. Consider consulting with a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen.


While supplements can complement a healthy lifestyle, it's essential to seek personalized advice to ensure they are safe and effective for you.


10. Get Regular Check-ups

Schedule regular check-ups with your healthcare provider to monitor your health and address any concerns promptly. Routine screenings and preventive care can help detect potential health issues early and promote optimal aging.

By incorporating these healthy aging tips into your daily routine and seeking guidance from healthcare professionals, you can optimize your well-being and enjoy a vibrant and fulfilling life at every stage of aging.

Information presented is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace advice or treatment from qualified healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to treat or diagnose. Always consult your healthcare professional before taking nutritional or herbal supplements. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have any allergies or diagnosed conditions, or are taking prescription medications, always consult your healthcare professional before taking nutritional or herbal supplements.


About Margaret Leedham

Margaret Leedham brings a wealth of experience as a naturopath, educator, product developer

and writer to her role as the Brand Manager for NutriVital.

With over 24 years of experience, Margaret has also helped thousands of clients reach their health

and wellness goals through an evidence-based approach.

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