Inactivity may lead to deterioration of health. It can even be a reason for improper sleep and fatigue. It makes you lethargic and deprives you of a fresher day every morning when you wake up. As body ages, some metabolic changes take place, and in order to accommodate to these changes, you need to adopt some activities for healthy aging as a routine.
Activities for Healthy Aging
A sound sleep at night helps you improve your thinking capabilities. Moreover, it gives you a boost in your energy and at the same time it helps keep your weight under control. It reduces mental stress and enhances decision-making capabilities. You strengthen your immune system by having sound sleep every night. The studies have shown many positive effects of proper sleeping routine on our health. Improper sleep on the other hand may lead to hormonal imbalance, especially it affects growth hormones and can also lead to increased proportion of stored fats.
Inculcate walk in your routine, it would help loosen your muscles and reduce stress, depression and anxiety. Moreover, it helps you get a sound sleep in turn. So, when you wake up next morning, you feel fresh and energetic.
Sound sleep can be effectively induced through exercise. It also helps improve metabolism rate. Improper sleep may increase release of glucose in bloodstream, resulting in slower body metabolism thus leading to excess weight gain by the body.
In short, proper sleep ensures the proper supply of energy and makes you capable of performing routine tasks more effectively.
Among the thing which you need to avoid are caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, harmful chemicals and such substances that keep you awake. If you cannot quit smoking at all, at least try to avoid smoking after 8 pm.
If you can develop an exercise or walk plan for yourself, that would be really useful. Walking can be an enjoyable activity if you have a good company with you. Walking will make you feel better as your joints will become flexible and you would burn some calories and fats to bring your body in shape. If you are not used to walking in a routine, you can start with a shorter span and consistently increase it. Do not over exert however. You need to brisk walk in order to start sweating but not getting out of breath. Moreover, taking a short walk before and after meals would also be very helpful and relaxing and would burn some calories.
You can make walking a way of socializing. Invite your neighbor or someone else to give you a company and make a new companion for walk. Not only would you do a good to your body but will also feel mentally refreshed when you would have a companion to talk about new things. Moreover, you would get a sound sleep for night.
Walking briskly increases your pulse rate, so you need to relax a bit after your routine walk. You can slowly decrease the pace of walking and finally sit on a bench to get back to normal pulse rate.
If you have a problem getting sound sleep, try to do some physical activity, like moving around in the house or doing some stretching exercises. You would feel relax and hence it would become easier to sleep without taking sleeping pills.