The Comfort Co. believes that given the right tools everyone can age gracefully, staying active, happy and healthy until the very end! So much so that they wrote the book on it! A decade-by-decade guide of our top tips to get the most out of life. However, in this mile-a-minute world we all live in now, chances are you don’t have time for that. So here is “The Comfort Co’s Guide to Life” dot-point edition. That being said, one of our top tips (from any decade) is to make time for things you like. If you like this article, and would like to go more in depth, you can download the e-book (for free) here.
Let’s start at the beginning of your adult life, your 20s…
- Take care of your injuries! – You don’t bounce back like you did in your teens anymore. Small injuries can turn into big problems later.
- Get health insurance – No more sponging off Mum & Dad.
- Exercise – Sports don’t happen automatically anymore.
- Learn to cook – Proper nutrition will keep you healthy and save you money.
- Work towards a career – You don’t have to have it all figured out, but try to figure it out.
- Travel – If you haven’t got it figured out yet, this is how to do it. You can travel anytime in life, you can only travel young once.
- Quit Smoking – Obviously.
- Stop comparing yourself to others – Social Media only tells half the story. No matter where you are in life, you’re doing fine.
- Take care of what’s sore – Even if you took care of your injuries in your 20s, chances are something still hurts. Take care of it.
- Think about your feet – Proper footwear fixes your alignment, preventing SO many other problems down the track.
- Hangovers – They REALLY hurt now (and will for the rest of your life). Learn how to bounce back properly.
- Food Allergies – Some can occur later. If you feel sick often, this could be why.
- Exercise – Find something you’re passionate about and can do long term.
- Buy the sports car – “Mid Life Crisis” is overhyped. You now simply have the time & money to buy the things you wanted in your 20s. Treat yourself.
- Take care of your feet – It’s now a real issue, take it seriously.
- Learn your medical history – This will help with doctors if you need it.
- Watch out for “Dad Bod” – Your hormones have changed, watch your health.
- Get your heart checked – 1 in 4 deaths is from heart disease, 1 in 3 of those are preventable.
- BEDTIMES ARE BACK! – 8 hours of sleep is more important now, schedule sleep and make it happen.
- Sustainable exercise – Team sports are probably a thing of the past, get walking.
- Anti your oxidants – Antioxidants will help fight skin damage, keep joint ache away and make you look younger.
- Preventative tests – Breast scans, prostate checks, skin checks etc. They’re important, do them.
- Use your age – Pensioners discounts, comfy clothes, using age as an excuse for all sorts. Getting older can be awesome, use it.
- Keep learning – New skills open new pathways in your brain, keep your mind strong.
- Heart health – Look out for those “Heart Smart” ticks, get checkups and…
- Stay active! – This is so important for heart health, and health in general. As always, we recommend walking or…
- Get some… – We won’t go into detail here, but the kids are probably out of the house. Time to use it, it’s good for you.
- Get a dog – Science says dogs are wildly good for heart health. Walking, companionship and love, good enough for us!
- Stay flexible – Your ligaments shorten as you age, add 10-15 minutes of stretching into your day and feel the difference.
- Stay hydrated – Your sense of thirst diminishes in later years. Make hydration a priority.
- Make a bucket list (and tick it off) – writing it down makes it real. Take stock of your life, what do you still have left to do?
- Exercise – Don’t use age as an excuse. The more active you are, the more active you can be.
- Take care of your skin – Stay hydrated, use moisturiser and sunscreen.
- Foot care – Getting a comfy, supportive pair of shoes is the easiest thing you can do for your health.
- Hearing loss – 80% of people that could benefit from hearing aids don’t have them. Don’t be too proud, have your hearing checked.
- Cancer – 60s are the danger decade, get checked.
- Stay positive – Studies show that a positive outlook to getting older was directly linked to a 11-15% increase in lifespan (wild right?)
- Exercise – It’s not too late! Go see a physical therapist or personal trainer and get started.
- Balance – This diminishes when you get older and falls can do a lot more damage. Look up exercises to help and work them into your routine.
- Supplements – Your immune system is weaker, so nutrition is even more important. Supplements can help bridge the gap.
- Diet – Supplements don’t make up for an unhealthy diet, get this sorted first.
- Stay busy – Being mentally and physically active is so important! Join a class, volunteer, get creative, whatever you want to do!
- Wash your hands – Use those COVID era habits and keep yourself healthy.
- Learn technology – Modern advancements are a great way to keep in touch with friends & family.
- Stay active – Low to moderate exercise for 20-30 minutes a day. Walking, water aerobics, fitness classes.
- Keep mind active – Just cause you’re retired, doesn’t mean your brain should be.
- Take precautions – Install handrails, get anti-slip shoes, take your medications.
(WARNING) Things are about to get a bit grim.
- Embrace your mortality – What makes this life beautiful is that it’s fleeting. Embrace it and you’ll be happier. Write a will, connect with spirituality, become an organ donor and spread your wisdom!
Take steps for your health and you’ll live a much happier life. The Comfort Co. has products to help you stay healthy along the way. How many steps HAVEN’T you taken because pain got in the way? Probably too many.
If you’d like to go more in depth on what things you can do to get the most out of life, download the full e-book here, or scan the QR code below.
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This is a sponsored article produced in partnership with The Comfort Co.