It starts slowly—you may start panting after climbing two floors, miss your regular bus, or you can’t remind the name of that actor from The Hudsucker Proxy. In your mind, you may feel a decade or two younger than you actually are, but aging is eventually catching up with you. This is the last moment you need to start treating your health seriously and dropping bad health habits. The good news is that you can still make a difference—”it is never too late to take up a new health habit at any age. Small changes lead to long-lasting results for our well-being,” says Dr. Krystal L. Culler, DBH, M.A., founder of the Virtual Brain Health Center. “Start today and reap the benefits for your brain and body,” she encourages. Read on to learn about habits you should never do after age 60—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You Had COVID And Should Tell Your Doctor.
1: You Ignore Proper Hydration
2: You Don’t Change Your Workout
3: You Stay On Medication for Years
4: You Don’t Get Vaccinated
5: You Skip Regular Eye Exams
6: Drinking Caffeine Past Noon
“It takes an average of 5 hours for half the level of caffeine consumed to drop in our bodies and upwards of 10-15 hours for it to no longer have an impact on our bodies and brains. To get a restful sleep, switch to decaffeinated beverages after noon or by mid-day,” says Dr. Culler. “Remember that caffeine is also a diuretic and may increase trips to the bathroom and require more fluids to quench our thirst. Reach for water to keep hydrated.”