Sela Ward spills her secrets on looking and feeling great at 62!
For women of all ages, staying fit and healthy is a priority. While exercise is great for body and mind, it doesn’t come without risk. Injury can derail an active lifestyle or interfere with family time. Ken Redcross, a board-certified physician in internal medicine and author of “Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and
Caring Relationship with Your Doctor,” offers some advice on how to avoid injuries.
BOOST YOUR METABOLISM:
Your metabolism slows down as you age so it’s best to avoid heavy meals. Maintain a healthy weight and avoid insulin spikes by eating small, balanced meals several times a day, rather than a few big ones.
SPICE IT UP:
Turmeric, ginger, and cayenne pepper all have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as many other health benefits. Turn up the flavor of bland foods and give your diet an energy boost with low-calorie spices, roots, and herbs.
KNOW YOUR LIMITS:
Don’t increase the intensity of a physical activity too quickly, especially if you have existing heart, joint, or muscle problems that could be aggravated as a result.
TRY SOMETHING NEW:
Switching up activities can keep you motivated and help you avoid over-working the same muscles and joints.
GET MORE SLEEP:
Exercise can contribute to longer, deeper sleep which helps replenish your body. Sleep can also aid longevity.
RELIEVE PAIN WITH ARNICA:
Arnica montana, a type of mountain daisy, has been used for centuries as a pain reliever and is one of the most popular homeopathic medicines worldwide. Use an unscented, non-greasy gel like Arnicare® for neck, back, shoulder and
leg muscle pain; stiffness and swelling from injuries; and bruising.* “The sooner you start moving, the better you will look and feel. By making a few changes to your daily routine, you can exercise more safely and enjoy the countless health benefits staying active offers,” says
Dr. Redcross. For more pain relief and wellness tips, visit Arnicare.com/wellness. *Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.