Health Changes To Consider As You Grow Older


As you grow older from your 30s, 40s and 50s, you will start to notice many changes in your body. As humans, we start to change constantly throughout our lives, and every single year is different from the last. We start to deteriorate after the age of 26 physically and during your older years you will notice many different health changes which you should consider and work around. Here are some of the things which will change in your life and what you can do about it.

You Have Joint Pain

After a certain number of years running around and jumping at every opportunity, your joints will start to struggle more than they used to and you may find some issues with your muscles and your joints. It is a natural part of growing up, and the best thing you can do for it is to be careful what exercise you do and to also keep active in gentle ways. The stronger your muscles are, the better Your joints will be and you will be able to live a long and healthy life and you might even be able to be one of those cool grannies who does karate at 83.

You No Longer Want Children

There will come a time in your adulthood when you decide that you don’t want children anymore. You might have already had 3 or you might not have had any, but there will be a time when your body and your mind doesn’t want the responsibility and work of looking after a child anymore. You can do something about this and limit the risk of having a child with your partner by having a vasectomy. The vasectomy costs are fairly low so you will have no issues affording this during your older adulthood.

You Sweat Less

If you have always been a very sweaty person, this is great news for you when you get older. As you grow older, you sweat glands shrink down and they become much more sensitive than they were when we were younger. It means that you could spend the day out in the blistering heat and you are much less likely to come home soaking wet with sweat. This can be a great benefit of growing older.

More Fat

Unfortunately, as much as you will want to work towards the perfect figure and stay that way throughout your life, biology doesn’t agree that you should have a muscular figure through the years. Instead, you will start to swap the muscle mass in your body for fat mass. Your body fat percentage will be much higher as you grow older, so you need to start learning how to be happy and confident 8 the skin that you’ve got.

No More Sensitive Teeth

If you are a person who only has to think about sugar for your teeth to twitch, you likely have sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth can be incredibly painful in extreme cases and they can make eating very difficult for a lot of people. The good thing is that as you grow older your sensitivity will decrease. It means that you can finally enjoy that ice cream on the beach on a sunny day without your teeth tingling.

You Have A Smaller Brain

They say that the idler you become the wiser you are, and this is definitely true, however the capacity for your brain to learn new things will diminish over time as you age. This is why they always say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, because your brain is actually smaller than it was when you were young and you no long have the capacity to learn lots of new things.

You Won’t Catch As Many Colds

One of the great benefits of growing older is that you won’t have to worry about catching every cold which goes around during the winter period. Over the years you have likely suffered with many illnesses such as the common cold, viruses and the flu:and during this time your body will have formed a sort of immunity to these bugs. It means that you are much less likely to catch a bug because you are already immune to many of them, but it doesn’t mean you can’t catch one at all because bacteria are always mutating into new strains.

Fewer Headaches

Headaches are awful, and if you are the sort of person who suffers with a headache frequently you will likely struggle with many daily tasks. The good news is that as you grow older, you are less likely to suffer from headaches and migraines and this can leave you feeling much better than you used to. This Is often due to hormone changes and it can be also triggered by menopause in women.

Less Taste

You will notice as you grow older that you are able to tolerate many foods that you hated as you were younger. As your parents will likely have told you as a child, taste buds change over time and this can affect the way you feel about certain foods. However, as you grow old you actually lose many of your tastebuds. This means that you cannot taste things as much as you used to and this can lead to you trying to compensate by having salty or sugary foods. Try to bear in mind this fact and stick to a healthy diet as much as you can.

Hearing will go down hill

Pardon? You will find yourself saying ‘what?’ Increasingly as you grow older. Unfortunately our hearing will decrease as you grow older and this will make you struggle to understand what people are saying to you. The good news is that you can get a hearing aid which will allow you to stay part of the conversation for longer and be able to stay social for as long as you can.

You Are Happy

When we grow older, we tend to let our inhibitions go away and this will make us much more carefree than we were when we were younger. The beauty of being older is that we have experienced a lot more in life. We no longer worry about petty arguments or silly fall outs because nothing ever lasts and it isn’t worth crying over. We are happier people in general because we are more in tune with ourselves and we know that to not worth worrying about every little thing.

You Need More Nutrients

As we grow older it doesn’t give us a free pass to eat and drink whatever we want, we still need to work hard to stay healthy and keep ourselves full of nutrients. Our bodies are weaker as we grow older and because of this we need to really make sure we get as many nutrients as possible into our bodies. Think about eating lots of fruit, vegetables and cutting down on the fat, because we know we have more fat anyway!

Your Diet Might Need To Change

As you grow older you might actually start to get a sensitive gut. You may have been able to eat a lot of foods during your younger years, and suddenly these food might make you bloat up and feel in pain. This is known as irritable bowel syndrome and it affects a huge range of people. Foods that you used to love gut be out of bounds now and this can mean a radical change for your diet. Think about keeping a food diary and narrowing down which good set you off. You can avoid this and you will also be able to look at a fodmap foods and stick to low fodmap foods which digest much easier than others. Things such as beans, broccoli, rice and dairy might be a big no go for you, so you can work on finding alternatives to suit your new diet.

You Sleep More

As you grow older you might be happy to know that you’ll end up catching up to all of the sleep you missed out on as a younger adult. When you grow older you end up needing more sleep than your younger self and this means that you will want to go to bed an hour or so earlier than you used to. Sleeping for longer gives your body the time it needs to recover after a long day and it will allow you to live a longer and happier life overall. We all need sleep and you can really benefit from some great sleep each night.

As we get older our bodies will change, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t still enjoy the same things we used to. You are still you and you can still enjoy some great company, fun hobbies and spending time with the people you love the most. Enjoy growing up and enjoy every single day of your life, you will have a great time and you will look back on your life and be happy at everything that you have achieved.


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Ben is a follower of Christ, a rabid computer geek, small business owner, and breaker of things. He is married way above his station in life and has three wonderful children who have made driving him insane their mission in life.

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