One of the most important things you
can do at any age is to eat right. A healthy, balanced diet has lots of benefits, including feeling better and
looking better. Doctors recommend a diet heavy on fruit and vegetables, protein,
complex carbohydrates and healthy fats including olive oil.
As you consider your future health, this also might be a good time to
lose any extra weight. Shedding pounds
can help you stave off some of the
most serious age-related health problems. But there is another reason to eat
right - the vitamins and minerals found in healthy food.
Boost our immune system and help our
bodies to function better. Many vegetables and fruit contain chemicals, which
improve cognitive functions and
prevent disease. And Vitamin C, found in citrus fruit, helps us handle better
in addition to helping us fight off colds.
Many of us have busy lives with little or no time for exercise. But did
you know that in addition to raising your metabolism, exercise can help extend
your life and improve the quality of your life for years to come? One study
found that walking one hour a day can extend your life expectancy by two years.
Strength training is particularly beneficial
to us because at the age of 40 we start to
lose muscle mass each year, slowly becoming weaker. Strength training also
improves your balance, helps you to sleep better and helps your heart.
As with your body, the more you exercise your brain, the better it will function. People at any age can improve
their memory and increase their capacity for learning.
Taking steps to reduce stress also will help you to keep your brain
functioning well as stress affects
our memory and ability to learn new things. Being socially connеcted is important to our mental
health and overall sense of well-being.
You should also stay in close contact with your friends and family. And it’s
never too late to stop such bad habits as smoking, drinking alcohol, taking
drugs, eating fatty food and not exercising.
benefits – польза, выгода to
shed pounds – терять фунты (весa)
to stave off – предотвратить (проблемы) to boost – повышать
cognitive functions – умственные способности strength – сила
to lose muscle mass – терять мышечную массу brain
affect – наносить ущерб well-being
1. What does healthy food mean?
2. Do you usually eat healthy food?
3. What does losing an extra weight help to do?
4. What else can extend your life and improve
5. Do you regularly do physical exercises?
6. Are there any age limits in improving your
7. What affects your memory and ability to
learn most of all?
8. What is important to your mental health?
9. Do you keep close contacts with your family
10. What are your bad habits?