How to Live Your Best Life at 40+
By the time you hit your 40s, it might feel as though you are completely stuck in your ways. But since your 40s are a time where your health, interests, sleep schedule, and responsibilities go through significant changes, your habits should, too!
Here are our top tips for living your best life—both before and after the age of forty!
1. Eat Healthy
Eating vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds, whole grains, fish, meat, and good fats while avoiding processed foods will help us to maintain a healthy weight and feel good regardless of our age.
But when our diet doesn’t provide us with all necessary nutrients (it happens to the best of us!), consider taking multivitamins, vitamin D, and calcium supplements to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
2. Exercise Regularly!
We recommend thirty minutes a day, three to five days per week. Choose activities you love like walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, or dancing! Exercise will strengthen your heart, tone your muscles, and improve your flexibility and balance; all things that help you live your best life!
3. Try to Control Stress
Take time for yourself every day to relax in a way that best suits you! Maybe you’ll try deep breathing, meditation, yoga, sports, or exercise! If you find yourself experiencing peri-menopausal or menopausal symptoms (which can be stressful!) you might find some relief by taking
Both of these supplements are fantastic for the relief of symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, insomnia, memory issues and mood swings—all of which will likely increase your stress level.
4. Get Enough Sleep
Get enough restorative sleep. Stress can have unfortunate health consequences. From infertility to depression and anxiety, and even heart disease. Getting more sleep and developing healthy sleep habits are essential for ongoing good health!
5. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
We’ve heard this for years and years but somehow we still ignore it. Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly. And no, coffee doesn’t count!
6. Smile and Laugh More
We know smiling is good for everyone (as long as someone isn’t telling you to do it!). A simple smile (even if no one sees it) can make you feel healthier and happier. It’s contagious and makes you look as though you are in control—even if you don’t feel as though you are.
Smiling takes less effort than frowning (It takes 12 muscles to smile and 113 to frown), improves circulation to your face and makes running easier. The endorphins released when you smile reduce pain and according to a recent study, smiling makes you live about 7 years longer .
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