Tips For Keeping Your Heart Healthy While Growing Older

Learn how to keep your heart healthy and stay younger with proper health care tips and advice.

You've probably watched an older male family member grow older, and you may once or twice wished you'd had the courage to give him some advice from your point of view. At the same time you may have thought that it would be best if you kept your mouth shut, and that you couldn't possibly understand that older person's situation.

But my advice to every young, and not-so-young, man is to say what you need to say, because when you no longer have the chance to say it, you'll surely regret it. As you watch a loved one age, don't let them make any mistakes of ignorance. Help them without making it obvious, help them by letting them know:

It doesn't make you any less of a man to visit a doctor yearly: it probably just means you'll stay younger even as you grow old.

Make sure you take nutrition to heart. You are what you eat. Eat three healthy meals a day, or five small ones.

Play games that force you to think. Don't just sit passively in front of the t.v. all day; you deserve better.

Exercise every day. It doesn't have to be much, but you've got to work to keep muscle mass and mobility

Don't be afraid to ask for help. Your real fear is of becoming a burden, and you can only avoid becoming that by taking care of yourself.

Don't insist on doing everything yourself, and don't be afraid to relax and take a break. You're needed, and shouldn't waste yourself on foolishness.

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