#NaBloPoMo – Day Eleven of – Cheer Peppers NanoPoblano 30 Day Challenge
Living Life Simply – Health and Aging
The average older person likes to live life simply.
It’s not that hard to achieve either, just a matter of toning down your commitments.
For a happy retirement focus on slowing down, and giving your body a rest, you have been working hard for many years, now put what you require to make your life complete first, before doing what everyone thinks you should be doing.
Maybe you like gardening because there is a great satisfaction to see your garden thriving and eating all the freshly grown produce.
Good eating habits, give you a better chance, to live a longer life, and may reduce your risk of some kinds of cancer, which is one of the main health problems with the elderly.
By reducing dietary fat intake, especially animal fat, and having your diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and whole grains, eat fish and poultry avoid red meats, but that don’t mean don’t eat meats, just eat smaller amounts, no fat on it.
Research suggests that you can live longer by eating the right foods, exercising, and not stressing out, sometimes that’s easier said than done.
Let’s talk about Cancer – Cancer is my most frightening aspect of growing old and I have already faced that challenge.
- Cancer is a terrible waste of a human’s life, too many have not even had a chance to reach middle age before this terrible disease destroys a loved family member.
- Some evidence consistently suggests that eating plenty of fiber can reduce the risk of Bowel Cancer, also known as colorectal cancer or colon cancer.
- Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men, it affects both men and women, and is most often found in people aged 50 years or older.
- The best available approaches for a low risk of developing bowel cancer is a diet high in green vegetables, particularly cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts or cauliflower, so let’s grow a garden and have that healthy living, that we used to have in the past.
- Men can reduce their risk for Prostate Cancer by having regular colorectal cancer screening tests starting at the age of 50, as it is by far the most common cancer in men.
- Most common cancers among women are breast cancer have regular mammograms, in some countries, it is free, like in NZ, 45 – 65 years, every two years.
- Lot’s of people believe that if your parents had cancer they will get it, but that is not always true, with bowel cancer only 10% due to genetic (inherited) factors.
This article is just a little reminder, to always be aware if there’s something about your health, you are not happy about, get it checked out.
So many of my friends have passed away now and 90% of them was because of cancer.
Love to read your comments about health and aging, especially cancer, has it affected your life if so, how.
Blessings to all my readers, hope you have a happy weekend.