Healthcare Tips for the Over 50s

Healthcare Tips for the Over 50s

If you are fast approaching half a century, you are probably a lot wiser than you were in your twenties and you may have noticed that you can no longer take your good health & well-being for granted. We need to take our age into consideration with every aspect of our lives, which doesn’t mean we can’t lead an active life, we just have to be extra careful.

Here are a few healthcare tips for the over 50s from professionals.

Take a daily vitamin & mineral supplement – We’ve all seen the A-Z supplement tablets advertised on TV and we recommend taking a daily supplement if you are aged 50 or over. As we age, our body becomes less efficient and if you are lacking in any of the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients, this might impact your immune system.

Invest in a state-of-the-art massage chair – Check out the amazing เครื่องนวดไฟฟ้าเพื่อสุขภาพ electric massager for health from a leading Thai manufacturer with a fantastic name in the industry. Nothing beats relaxing in a massage chair for 30 minutes after a long day at the office and the family will also benefit from the many great features, all controllable by remote.

Daily exercise – Whether a daily workout at the gym or a bike ride in the evening, you need to work all major muscle groups; swimming, jogging and even hiking offers a good workout. If you have been through a period of inactivity, be careful to gradually build up your workout routine, rather than doing too much too soon, which can cause injuries. It is important to warm up and down, which reduces the risk of pulling a muscle.

Have an annual health check-up – This is more important as you get older; book a comprehensive check-up at one of the top private hospitals in Bangkok, which will give you a heads-up about your current state of health. The hospital would have several packages to suit every budget and for what it costs, you will have peace of mind, knowing you have no underlying health issues.

Take up yoga & meditation – If you suffer from stress, yoga and meditation are ideal; yoga incorporates physical, mental & spiritual development and holding specific poses tones up muscles. Meditation is all about sitting with yourself and focusing on something trivial like the rhythmic breathing or the ticking of a clock and you can experiment to find the best way to meditate, as we are all different. Click here for information about Invisalign, which boosts self-esteem.

Health insurance – The older you are, the more likely you are to succumb to illness or injury and those over 50 should have comprehensive health insurance, as Thai hospital treatment can be very costly. There are numerous packages ranging from emergency treatment only to full comprehensive medical cover that even pays for out-patient treatment.

We all need to take our overall health & well-being seriously and by eating a balanced diet and daily exercise, you should remain in good health for many years to come.