Top 9 new habits to introduce when you cross 40

Have you ever wondered why most Indians struggle with their health after 40s? The reason may be bad habits and unhealthy lifestyles. Look at these 9 habits to adopt for better lifestyle when you cross 40.

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1. Get Enough Sleep

Often, many Indians trade their peaceful night’s rest for work-related activities. A sampled survey on World Sleep Day found out that 93% of Indians don’t get as much sleep as they should. This is alarming news. Practices like these only worsen your health condition, and you should take care to avoid sleeping erratically.

2. Meet the Weights

This one rarely features on the list of favourites of many Indians. You should find some time out of your schedule to work out. This is very necessary if you are looking to maintain your health as you grow older. You don’t have to transform yourself into a hulk, just do your bit to stay fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

3. Drink More Water

You have no idea how hydration influences so many bodily functions. Hydration becomes increasingly necessary as you grow older. Drink about 2 litres of water daily. Make sure that you are drinking water when you are working. Enough water in the body helps flush out toxins, slow ageing of the skin, and much more.

4. Go for Fresh Food

As you grow older so do your digestive systems. Upon reaching the age of 40, the status quo for foods you can eat changes. Some food types become unhealthy for your body. It is wise to eat healthily upon reaching 40. Locate the nearest farmers market where you can buy fresh food for your cooking.

5. Snack Healthy

Come off the habit of just gulping your breakfast, lunch, and dinner in sizeable portions and revise your eating habits to snacking from time to time. Stack your bag with dried fruits, nuts, etc. That way whenever you get hungry you can reach for something healthy.

6. Consume More Protein

Muscle building is one very important thing you should take care of to ensure a healthy living when you are 40. Incorporate more protein than usual in your diet as this when combined with exercising will keep your body in peak physical condition for your age.

7. Devise Retirement Plans

Upon reaching your 40s you should start taking retirement plans seriously and start formulating them. You should start planning your savings more seriously. While drafting out your retirement plans think about how you would want your retirement phase to look like? Do you have any particular activities you want to indulge in? Sort these out now that you have time.

8. Good Company Pays

As you get older you do not need anyone to tell you your responsibilities are increasing, which means lesser time to socialize. Search through and find those who are going to affect your lives positively, and relegate the others to the background. So try and imbibe the habit of hanging out with only responsible people. You’ll learn a lot from them.

9. Laugh and Smile More

As we age, the trials and tribulations that we face over the course of our life may make us grumpy. Life has a way of doing this because of the many surprises it throws at us. However, this is not enough reason for you to renounce your cheery dispositions. Get in the habit of smiling more often as a healthy mind leads to a healthy body.

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