Turning 60 this year? Congratulations! You are entering the best decade of your life. Yours 60s This is a decade that will give you some leeway from your worldly duties and give you an opportunity to pursue your passion while managing your full-time family and work responsibilities. As a pediatrician, I like to tell my patients that their newfound independence, however, comes with its own set of responsibilities. If there’s a theme to this decade of your life, I recommend making it self-care. Investing in your physical and mental health and stopping certain behaviors and habits during your 60s will bring you huge benefits for decades to come. I recommend the following to my patients. Read on to find out what it is—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t forget to check out these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.
“Excessive dietary salt intake has been associated with high blood pressure in research studies. Additionally, older adults are more sensitive to fluctuations in blood pressure with dietary salt intake, including a decrease in blood pressure with a reduction in dietary salt.” Since high blood pressure is a risk for heart attack and stroke, please do yourself a favor and get rid of the salt shaker from your dining room table,” says Dr. Syed.
“Most people don’t realize that foods and herbs may contain chemical ingredients that can interact with their prescription medications. For example, ginger, garlic, turmeric, ginkgo, green tea, and Chamomile can interact with all blood thinners warfarin and affect blood levels,” she says.
“NS COVID-19 The pandemic has exposed the unpredictability of human life, so it is never too early to lay out your advance directives. Your loved ones should know what your values and goals are in life, so that they can keep them in mind when making emergency decisions,” says Syed.
The word ‘PM’ on over-the-counter pain medications, sleep aids, and medications for sinusitis generally indicates that one of the ingredients is a first-generation antihistamine. These antiallergic drugs are associated with episodes of confusion, dry mouth, dizziness, and falls in older adults,” she says.
“Sleep experts recommend removing the TV from your bedroom to improve your sleep hygiene. Avoid watching TV or using your smartphone or tablet for an hour before bedtime. To improve the quality of your sleep, ” she says. And to stay healthy from this pandemic, don’t miss these 35 places you’re most likely to catch COVID.
Dr. Quratulain “Annie” Sayyedis a geriatrician at Jencare Senior Medical Center.