Active ageing – The discourse till now:
Active ageing as a concept is in vogue for some time. Organizations like WHO and European commission have published studies. The scope of this concept is very vast. For the time being, we shall understand the concept bit deeper.
Once you hit forty, you feel that the body is not the same. But, if we follow a disciplined approach to fitness, we can age actively. In this post, I would present some suggestions to practice active ageing, which is healthy and wise.
There are three main concepts involved. Diet, sleep and exercise. The food we eat should be preferably organic, with minimal chemical load in it. I know that it is nearly impossible to know the source of food and what all has gone in it.
Being vegetarian after 40 would keep your body very light and supple. The next part is good sleep. The body repairs itself during night time and a good sleep of 6 to 7 hours is essential for a fresh day. It is preferred that you use a hard bed, instead of a cushy bed which hurts your back. I avoid pillows, you can use soft pillows.
Exercise or physical activity is an integral part of active ageing. The degree of exercise can start with simple walking of 40 minutes a day in the morning to becoming an IRON MAN/WOMAN, there is no end for fitness.
I would suggest a good mix of yoga and aerobic activity on alternate days, for 30 to 40 minutes daily. This would keep all the muscles of the body in action and keep the body internally fit.
I read somewhere that age is just a number. As long as one is physically active and contributes to self,family and the country, you are young. This is my way of seeing life. I urge you to stay fit, eat right and rest well.
You can share your experiences here on the comments tab. I shall be glad to answer your queries in the comments section.