3 Ways to Future Proof Your Body

I'm at the point in life where I'm starting to notice my body isn't the same now as it was when I was 15. Shocking. I've found that Derek and I are so focused on making sure that our children's health needs are being met, that we often forget our own. There are definitely some areas in my life that I know I need to make changes in now, so that I can be healthy and strong when I'm older too.

Resistance Training
As you get older, your body loses around 1% of muscle mass per year. You will find that your metabolism will start to slow down, and areas of your body that used to be tight and firm will begin to lose their athletic appearance. if you want to get around this then one thing that you can do is resistance training. You need to use weights that are manageable and you also need to focus on compound movements as well. Low-intensity is your friend here and this will really help to build your level of physical fitness. You should never train to fail either, for example, lifting until you cannot lift anymore. This won’t get you anywhere and it certainly won’t help you to get into the mindset of looking after yourself. The idea here is to get all of the benefits of strength training without suffering from burnout as this will have a huge impact on your body and it will also bring about a lot of positive change as well.

Stay Hydrated
A hydrated body will always operate at its highest level of efficiency. When you are hydrated, you
can flush toxins from your body and you can also lubricate your joints as well. Sure, you may not have any joint problems right now and this is great but you might in the future. Staying hydrated right now will certainly help you to combat the signs of aging and it will also improve your energy and even your digestion. If you're able to stay on top of hydration now, it will be all the easier to keep at it when you're older. Of course, staying hydrated can also help you to combat wrinkles and even fine lines as well so you can look younger for longer.

Regular Appointments
So many people skip out on their dentist appointment because they feel as though they can’t afford it or they even feel as though they don’t need to go. This is not the case at all and if you make decisions like this now then they will also affect you a lot in your later life. It is a good idea for you to look into dental insurance no waiting period providers as they can help you to save a ton of money and it also means that you won’t be stuck trying to find someone later on. Regular doctor visits and health checks are also important because they can help you to identify any health issues that you might have early-on and this is one of the best ways for you to look after yourself.

14 comments

  1. This is something I need to remember every single day! Definitely needed this today!!! Thank you for posting and allowing us to start our day right

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  2. I am actually in the process of getting more healthy. I am eating healthier and I am taking care of what I put in my body - no more harmful junk food! I do like to exercise as well, I love going out for bike rides.

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  3. i find myself comparing my body to my own at 15 and it takes a moment to remember that was one kid and 15 years ago! The quest to become healthier is a hard one!

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  4. I completely relate!! My body is longer reacting the same as it was when I was in my teen years. Getting old is can be discouraging, but taking those extra steps to take care of your body is so important.

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  5. "Future proof" - I love this terminology and that's such a good way to say it! Thank you for these simple but very effective reminders that we all tend to forget when life gets crazy!

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  6. I definitely need to future proof my body! I've made a start but need to do more!

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  7. I just started resistance training again after taking a long break...it's so important and really helps with your mental outlook. One thing I do need to prioritize more is staying hydrated throughout the day. Great tips!

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  8. These are all such great tips and many that I did not know of before! I have been trying to stay on top of exercise, hydration and self care like you mentioned!

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  9. Great tips! I will look more into resistance training. Hydration is definitely a must on my list too.

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  10. keeping your dental appointment is so important...Thank you for all these tips x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  11. Great tips, and easy to forget how important they are!! It's easy to get forgetful when you haven't prioritized things like this!

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  12. We are future proofing our body with weight training daily. We know it is part of anti-aging, and our wellness plan.

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  13. Such good tips!
    So cute!

    XO
    Molly
    http://trendychickadee.com/2018/09/my-facial-with-joanna-vargas/

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  14. Your points are very valid, but to be honest I thought any workout should do including walking which I prefer most...

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