Keeping an active lifestyle through retirement
Baby boomers are getting older. But they are the most health-conscious generation that has ever lived.
Some health tips for baby boomers…
The age of the baby boomers is believed to have begun in 1946, at the end of the Second World War. Most baby boomers are now in their sixties; a majority of them are just about to exit the American workforce.
Baby boomers, as a generation, are more health conscious and eager to keep at bay a number of age-related disorders. Many of them have a fitness plan that includes healthy eating and regular exercise, in addition to the regular intake of dietary supplements.
Benefits of Regular Exercises
Control Diabetes: The most natural and safe way to control and manage diabetes is regular exercise. Exercises help to keep the blood sugar at a normal level.
Medical practitioners are of the opinion that if a diabetic exercises regularly, he or she will no longer require drugs to control diabetes. A number of diabetics have also agreed that their habit of exercising regularly made them feel so good that they no longer had the need for any medication to control diabetes.
Raise triglyceride level: Triglycerides, which are a combination of glycerol and fatty acids, can be found in the blood stream. An increased triglyceride level in blood is responsible for keeping at baby a number of disorders such as coronary disorders, strokes, and heart attacks.
The simplest way to increase the triglyceride level in the blood is to maintain a regular exercise and diet regime. Exercises increase a person’s heart rate and energy level and this, in turn, will raise the level of triglycerides in the blood stream. At the same time, it also helps to maintain normal body weight.
Different Methods of Exercising
Join a sports club: Regular exercises does not mean visiting the gym daily. Of course, you could visit the gym if you like. You can also get enough physical activity if you join an athletic club and participate in any sport of your choice.
Golf, in the category of outdoor sports, and badminton and bowling, in the category of indoor sports, give ample physical activity for those advanced in years because they require only a minimum expenditure of energy.
In the process of maintaining physical fitness, it also enables an aging baby boomer to have loads of fun.
Take long walks: Many people are of the opinion that walking is the best form of exercise. Senior baby boomers who do not have that much of stamina can keep themselves fit by taking a long brisk walk everyday.
Europeans are much better walkers than Americans. For example, Germans perform a walking exercise, called volksmarch, at the weekend. The volksmarch is a day-long walk through a countryside or a town. It is not just a physical activity, it is also a social activity. Whenever the walkers take a break, they spent some time sharing a meal or conversing with someone else who was with the walking party. It would be a great idea to start a baby boomer volksmarch in America too.
Most Health-conscious Generation
Baby boomers are noted for their health consciousness. Their chief aim is to age as gracefully as possible, a quality worth emulating. This is proved by the number of baby boomers who participate in American marathon events. Most of them are above forty. Senior female baby boomers have their own ways to maintain their health. They take care of themselves by eating healthy and taking dietary supplements. While this scheme does not give them additional energy, it serves to keep them beautiful, healthy, and stress free. It also serves to keep them mentally sharp and agile.
Baby boomers have redefined aging and have developed their own ways to live a happy, healthy, and productive life.