Getting older is an inescapable consequence of living.
From creaking limbs and a cranky nature, as the candles on your birthday cake increase, the health problems associated with old age can make youthful exuberance seem like a distant memory.
There’s simply no getting away from it:the onset of time will do its best to blur your vision, block your arteries and make getting out of a chair akin to climbing Mount Everest.
Even if you’ve lived a relatively healthy lifestyle, no amount of multivitamins can assuage some of the more common age related issues.
However, although some health problems simply can’t be prevented, there are ways to make living with these ailments more comfortable – and our guide below will walk you through them …
Battle Chronic Knee Pain
Once you reach 50, chronic knee pain is a particularly common complaint, with the way you walk and osteoarthritis typically to blame. In these cases, you may find there’s been some structural damage to the knee, resulting in limited function.
To help reduce pain and improve long term function, however, one company based in Singapore has come up with a non-surgical and drug-free treatment, clinically proven to boost mobility and improve quality of life.
Thanks to innovative, foot-worn biomechanical technology, the way you walk can actually be corrected by changing the distribution of weight, meaning the muscles can be retrained to adopt an optimal walking pattern over time.
Maintain a Toothy Grin
Nowadays, considering the emphasis on good dental hygiene, it’s highly likely you’ll keep your own teeth well into you golden years. In fact, according to statistics, only around 25 per cent of people over the age of 60 wear dentures.
If you do happen to have teeth that look like yellow piano keys, however, there are several ways to get your perfect, toothy grin back on track, with implants and bleaching being the most common dental cosmetic procedures carried out.
To avoid forking out for expensive dentistry, though, you should make sure you heed the advice of your dental expert and brush your teeth twice a day with a toothpaste containing fluoride. You should also floss daily to remove plaque and ensure you visit your dentist regularly.
Hold On To Your Memories
Despite what you’ve been told, memory loss and old age don’t actually go hand in hand. In reality, experts blame stress and anxiety, urging those in their senior years to stop multitasking and instead concentrate on doing one thing at a time.
In addition, it’s vital to exercise, keep your blood pressure under control and kick your smoking habit in order to maintain a good memory. Indeed, staying mentally active is absolutely crucial if you want to hold on to your mental acuity.
With that in mind, why not makes moves to stimulate your grey matter by attempting the daily crossword, having a go at Sudoku or joining a local book club to analyse and chat about the literature you’ve enjoyed?
Perhaps more importantly, whichever particular ailment happens to strike, one of the most important things to keep in mind is the need for a positive mental attitude in the fight against the ravages of age …