Staying healthy is a battle that’s finally won when we die at a ripe old age. We all hope that will be us. There is plenty we can do to improve our wellness and ward off bad health spells. Certainly, as we move into the second half of our lives we realize that our body has put on the miles and needs greater care to stay in good health.
Here are a few ways to stay healthier in a natural way as we get into our 60s and beyond.
How to Improve Your Memory
It is common to become more forgetful as we age. While this isn’t a sign of something more serious like dementia, it is an indication that our brain is struggling to retain or let us access information as easily as it could in the past. For this reason, it’s a good idea to prepare simple checklists of the things we have to do. For instance, before going on vacation, write a list of what do you need to do, e.g. turn off the water, let the neighbors know, etc.
There’s also the herbal path to improve memory. Gingko Biloba is a popular supplement taken throughout Europe and the United States. It’s used for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. It acts to boost the circulation of blood around the body with the brain getting more of it too. Bacopa is another herb that is considered successful at doing wonders for memory access.
Oral health is an area where many of us fall down by avoiding the dentist on a regular basis for cleaning and checkups. Effective dental hygiene is critical to both with our gums and teeth to avoid needing more fillings or losing teeth. When not brushing enough, gum disease can set in, which could cause the loss of all your teeth and needing to wear dentures. If you don’t enjoy manual brushing, consider an electric toothbrush, which is a bit more tolerable.
There are alternatives to using regular toothpaste, which some people worry has too many additives. A few different choices for brushing include using diluted sea salt, baking soda, coconut oil, or tooth soap (yes, this is a real thing). Take care of your teeth because you want to live long stay young forever, as it is tough to do that without your dental health.
One consequence of older age is that your digestive tract becomes altogether less cooperative. It gets stiffer and less mobile, and won’t condense down on food to crush it. Combine these issues with questionable dental health at times, and food can cause blockages, stomach discomfort, constipation, and other unpleasantness.
For better digestion, try slippery elm bark to improve the digestive tract and soothe the stomach, ginger to handle occasional nausea, and artichoke for better liver functionality.
Aging well is almost an art form because there are so many ways to do it successfully. Whether using herbal remedies to naturally resolve health issues as they arise, getting some light daily exercise in or mediating as a way to handle life stress, there are many natural approaches to flow through the silver years happily and healthfully.