When it comes to our health and wellbeing, there can often be things that we don’t do that can have a huge impact on our future selves. Sometimes we can be too focused on the here and now and less focused on how we may be in the future, meaning that when the time comes and we start to notice the changes, we are not prepared. With that in mind, here are some of the things our bodies may have in store for us in the future.
Having more bathroom breaks
Perhaps not the nicest topic of conversation, but certainly something that you should be more aware of as you get older. Like the muscles in your body generally, your bladder can start to lose elasticity and flexibility it once had, which could mean that it can no longer hold as much urine, or for extended periods of time as you may have been used to. The function of your urinary treat system may also start to waiver, as you notice that you could start to struggle with incontinence. While you can’t avoid these things, you can be aware of them, and enable yourself to have regular toilet breaks.
Remembering things becomes harder
A common side effect and perhaps one that you are much more aware of would be your future problem with remembering things. Your memory may have been amazing in your youth, but as you start to get older, you may begin to notice that you can forget things easier. Your brain undergoes some major changes as you get older, which is why this sort of thing can be affected. For some, it is completely minimal, such as forgetting names, or things you have done recently. But for others, this can develop into forgetting things even after you have been told something. A good diet, remaining social and keeping active can be things that can help your brain function and continue to work correctly.
Are you struggling with sight and sound?
When you picture someone getting older, you may imagine them asking you to repeat things or wearing glasses to help them read. That is because sight and sound can be two of the big things that start to dwindle as you get a little older. You may struggle with tinnitus when it comes to hearing, or even need the help of glasses to read or see long distance. This isn’t something you can necessarily avoid, but what you can do is ensure that you have regular checkups so that you don’t put your hearing or sight under any extra strain without any help being offered.
Have you gained weight?
Weight gain may be something that you have started to notice more and more as you get older. You may have been able to keep the weight off, but as you age, your metabolism changes, which means that your body may not be burning off those excess calories as quickly as it used to. You may slow down a little when it comes to the usual activity you may have taken, and perhaps indulge a bit more in the foods that you love. But, while you may not be too bothered about a few extra pounds, it can be a stark reminder that a well-balanced diet will always stand you in good stead when it comes to weight, and keeping physically active will help you stay in shape.
Sometimes being more aware of what is to come can be the best course of action for prevention. While much cannot be avoided, it can be maintained and even though you are getting older, you can still live the life you dream of.