Significant health problems are more likely to emerge in our forties, fifties, and beyond. As a result, the years preceding up to this point are critical. What we eat and how much we exercise today will have an impact on our health tomorrow.
Here are some signs you should never, ever ignore:
1. Poor Digestion
Poor digestion not only limits nutritional absorption and makes food consumption difficult. But it could also be an indication that something is wrong. You could be allergic to particular foods, have an imbalance in your enzymes, or, in the worst-case scenario, have a growth developing in your stomach or colon.
The first step is to change your diet. This could include eating more home-cooked meals, taking probiotics, and avoiding typical gut irritants like dairy and gluten. Balancing our stomach is not a one-size-fits-all undertaking, and we should experiment with various physical and mental ways to achieve a healthy, happier belly brain.
2. Weight Gain
As their metabolism slows in their 30s, many people begin to add a few pounds. Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for longevity and fertility. We get caught up in the hustle of our life as we age and our metabolism slows, and this can all lead to weight gain.
Maintaining a healthy weight requires an exercise regimen that includes cardiovascular activities such as walking, running, biking, or swimming, as well as eating a well-balanced nutritious diet that is low in saturated fats, high in fruits and vegetables, and low in processed and junk foods.
3. Decrease in Bone Density
Although it is not noticeable, bone loss begins in your 30s and can progress to the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis later in life. Your muscles will also begin to lose “tone,” which can have an impact on fitness, strength, and balance.
Make sure your diet is high in calcium, a mineral that helps to maintain bones and teeth strong and healthy. Stay active by doing aerobic weight-bearing workouts (jogging, dancing, for example). Strength training (lifting weights) should be done two to three times a week.
Everyone forgets things, but if memory lapses become more common, it could be cause for concern. Frequent forgetting for extended periods of time could indicate an early stage of dementia.
The longer you are exposed to the causes of these memory gaps, the more long-term harm is done to your brain. It’s terrible that we often think of dementia as a ‘sudden’ condition. The truth is that it takes years of brain injury before symptoms appear.
5. Ageing Skin
When you enter your 30s your skin starts getting duller, with fine wrinkles appearing randomly. This is because at this age new skin cells do not get produced as quickly as they formerly did. This is a natural part of aging and will last your entire life.
Using gentle cleansers and moisturizers and exercising caution when exposed to the sun will help you look your best. To protect your skin, you must use sunscreen every day, no matter where you reside. Even forgetting to apply sunscreen on occasion might have a long-term impact on your skin.
There are risks involved with pregnancy at this age. Fertility declines in your 30s, particularly after the age of 35, so getting pregnant may take longer. Sperm counts decline with age and if a healthy lifestyle is not followed. Miscarriage and pregnancy-related health problems become more common in women aged 35 and older, as do the risks of birth abnormalities in kids born to older women.
If you receive early prenatal care and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviors, you are more likely to have a normal pregnancy and a healthy baby. For more information, consult your doctor.
All these diseases rear their heads more during this age. If you can’t seem to gather the energy to do anything, it’s time to consult with a doctor who can assess the severity and make a diagnosis.
A Final Note:
Make routine testing and screening a habit. It’s time to talk to your doctor about prevention and make (and keep) those appointments. You should also get a few screenings, particularly if you have a family history of cancer or heart disease. These annual check-ups also give an opportunity to discuss nutrition and exercise with your primary care practitioner. Mental health is an important part of total health as well. So include a mental health test in your annual checkup. It is critical for both men and women to discuss their mental health.