When I was in high school, I so wanted to be a certified adult. I wasn’t aware of the adult responsibilities back then, but, my notion was that I would be finally free to do whatever I want. I’d be more confident and yes, independent. But, when I reached adulthood and found out that life is much harder than when I was under my father’s care, I wanted to turn back time.
Of course, it doesn’t work that way. So, I had to be content on being an adult and all the things that come with it and just take care of my health, body, and mind, so I’d grow old gracefully.
While ageing is a natural part of life, we may also start to feel that our bodies can’t keep up with the things we still want to do. Whether it’s running the marathon you’ve been eyeing, climbing that mountain with your friends, or even just playing outdoors with your kids, you get the sense that you don’t have the strength, mobility or stamina to keep up like you used to.
This slowdown in your body, evidenced by tiredness, weakness or soreness, could be a sign that your body is ageing faster than your real age. A phenomenon known as premature ageing, more than half of Filipino adults experience it because of various factors, mainly brought about by lifestyle choices like unhealthy eating habits that lacks nutrition, a sedentary lifestyle, and the lack of proper rest. While it seems like these are the things that come with gaining more responsibilities as an adult, these choices may lead to health risks like obesity, high blood sugar, below average muscle mass and bone density to mention a few, which in turn affects the speed and quality of your movements. Making health and wellness take a backseat can lead to missing out on spending time and having fun with our loved ones.
Fortunately, you can still do something to keep your body young as you age, reversing the effects of premature ageing by making lifestyle changes to benefit your overall health and wellness. Here are three simple yet effective steps to help you combat premature ageing, and ensure that you can keep moving at any age:
- Get enough sleep
We all know that adults need around 7-9 hours of sleep a day. This period of time allows your body to repair itself and replenish lost energy. Sleep also allows your brain to relax, restore alertness and focus, and even reduce stress levels.
- Get moving
Sitting at a desk or through traffic, every day does not do anything good for your body. Without proper exercise, blood circulation becomes less efficient and you run the risk of decreased strength and muscle mass. From simple movements like taking the stairs or stretching while in your office chair, to signing up for the gym or playing a sport, getting even 20 minutes of exercise per day will help keep your body agile.
- Get the right nutrients with the right diet
As adults, we need to ensure we get the right amount of nutrients that our bodies need. We need to maintain a diet that is rich in calcium and protein plus other vitamins and minerals. This means it’s time to switch out your go-to fast food meals for something healthier and rich in nutrition and to skip out on the sodas in favor of water or alternative healthy beverages like milk. Staying hydrated helps manage your energy levels, lubricate the joints, deliver oxygen throughout your body, flush out toxins, and more.
Supplement your diet with two glasses of Anlene MoveMax every day to get 100% of your daily calcium requirement for your bones, high protein for muscles, and collagen for joints. Anlene wants to help you pursue and celebrate healthy ageing. Specially formulated for the needs of adults, Anlene MoveMax is available in three different flavors, Original, White Coffee and Chocolate, and in single-serve sachets, so you can kick off your health journey in a fun and affordable way.
Start your journey towards healthy ageing by getting to know your body’s current age. Visit the official Anlene Facebook page, search “Anlene Body Age Quiz” on the messenger app, or watch out for the #MoveYourAge caravan in your office soon!
With Anlene MoveMax, you can be a proud 30-, 40-, or 50-something who can #MoveYourAge!
Anlene is available in ready-to-drink and powdered milk formats in plain, chocolate and their newest flavor White Coffee, in Lazada, all leading supermarkets, groceries, drugstores, and convenience stores nationwide. To learn more about Anlene, visit www.anlene.com.ph.