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Your youth might have passed you by, but that should not get you down. With slow and yet steady steps you can still get your health back and get into good shape so as to have a better sex life. Here are 15 health tips for men for a better sex life after 50.
Exercise not only controls blood pressure and reduces weight, but it also most definably improves the sex life. This is because:
Before you get into a fitness regime, it is best to consult your doctor. He would advice you on your medications, do a complete health check up of yours, and advice you on some dos and don’ts when it comes to the exercises and the diet that you would be taking up.
You are in your 50s now and hence it is not advisable for you to just go to the gym one fine morning with your pot belly and get started in the treadmill in full swing. Do consult a professional, as he would be able to advice which exercises would suit you and how you should slowly build it up. Also it is advisable to mix up the exercises and not just do one kind in order to get the maximum benefit and also so to not put strain solely on one set of muscles.
Don’t think that just because you have begun exercising and have started on a proper diet you will start noticing a change overnight. The body, at this age, will take time to get back in shape and you have to show a lot of patience and keep your expectations realistic. It will be easy for you to quit when you see that you still look the same, but that is when you cannot give up hope. You are on the right track – so keep at it.
Everyone does not like going to the gym. Some prefer a morning walk in the garden whereas others enjoy a game of golf when it comes to exercise. You need to assess which form of exercise you like and then take the plunge. Don’t just start doing something because someone else is asking you too. At the end of the day you are at an age where you need to not only get back into shape but you also need to enjoy what you are doing.
You have to make changes in your diet if you are going to get back in shape. At this age the metabolism slows down and so the more you indulge in fatty, oily, and sugary food, the more you will add to your adipose tissue. Instead focus more on vegetables, fruits and an overall balanced diet. When it comes to proteins, it is good to have fish over red meat and the latter will add to your body mass. Also stay away from packaged food and junk food if you plan to get healthy.
The moment you find that it pains to do a certain kind of exercise you need to immediately stop. It could mean something serious, and if not, it could just mean that you need to slow down a little and allow healing time. At this age, healing does take a little longer. Wait till you feel perfectly fine again before you start again.
Your body is not going to be as flexible as it used to be. So do some bending and stretching to ease those muscles before you begin your exercise routine. If you don’t get into this habit you might even cause an injury to your muscles.
Your aim now is not as much to lose weight, as it is to strengthen the muscles that have started to turn weak. On the advise of your professional trainer you could use light weights to increase the muscle strength. Doing squats and arm curls will also help to get the leg and arms muscle stronger.
Your body needs at least 8 hours of sleep every day. If you are not getting this then you have to make some changes in your routine. Work a little less if you must, but hit the bed on time and switch off all alarms during the weekend so that your body gets the rest that it needs.
Start helping your partner in household chores. It will get you to move around a lot and also use various body parts, thus being providing good enough exercise for you. So get some vacuuming and lawn mowing done today.
Stress can cause a lot of health issues. So you absolutely must give yourself time when you can relax. Indulge in some hobby, listen to music, read a book, mediate, or even pamper yourself to some massage at the spa.
Water helps to flush out toxins and thus keeps the body healthy. Instead of consuming caffeinated beverages or sugar packed juices, drink more water throughout the day to stay healthy.
While excess of alcohol will damage your liver, smoking will harm your lungs. So it is time that you gave up on these vices if you want to shape up.
Walking up and down the stairs will do your heart some good. Studies have shown that using stairs reduces the cholesterol levels considerably. So, if you have stairs at work or at home, it is time you used those rather than the lift.
Even if you are eating intelligently now, at this age, taking supplements, even if not necessary, does helps in improving the health quality. For example, vitamins like A, C and E does the prostrate good, the energy levels improve if one consumes vitamin B supplements and calcium tablets improve the bone density.
It is time that you made some positive changes in your life today and live healthier. These 15 tips will not only help you get back in shape but will also improve your energy levels, keep your blood pressure and diabetes in check, and also relieve you of a lot of stress.