Go easier on yourself
Once you hit the 40s, you may be starting to feel some mid-life changes in your health. Perhaps you’re having trouble sleeping or maybe you find yourself bumping up the font size while you type emails because you’re straining to see the text. Don’t get depressed or frustrated: Instead, embrace this life change and start making some changes—like the ones that follow—which will help keep you healthy for the rest of your life. Make sure you know the best vitamins to take for your age.
Get those zzzzs
Now more than ever, getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night is important. Plentiful sleep is not only connected to productivity, it helps tame poor eating habits. “Sleep deprivation disrupts our hunger hormones making us feel hungrier when we haven’t gotten enough rest,” says Rachel Begun, a registered dietitian, nutrition educator and advocate. To get the sleep you need, develop a nighttime routine that preps your body for bed. “Finish your workout at least a couple of hours before bed, turn off all screens at least one hour before bed, and avoid anything that causes you stress.” In addition to washing up, bedtime routines might include a warm bath or warm cup of herbal tea, meditation, reading a book or doing a crossword puzzle. Try one of these 12 simple habits to instantly boost your health!