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    Katy's Life

    From when I'm born to when I live to be at least 90 by maintaining my health at every step.
  • Eating Healthy 20s

    Eating Healthy 20s
    Eating a healthy diet in your 20s can help to reduce your risk for heart disease and other chronic health problems like diabetes for now and the future. By limiting fast and processed foods and including proteins, calcium, potassium, healthy omega-3 fats, and folic acid (for women) in their diet twenty year olds can maintain a healthy weight and balanced diet. They should also not over eat but watching their portion size and chewing slower.
  • Physical Activity

    Physical Activity
    While exercise helps you maintain a healthy weight it also helps you increase your bone and muscle mass. Twenty year olds should get regular exercise, at least 30 minutes on most days of the week, and vary your exercise program for the best results in maintaining their weight as well as preventing bone and muscle loss in the future.
  • Preventive Health Care 20s

    Preventive Health Care 20s
    In your 20's there is alot of things you have to do to prevent health problems in your future. A way to reduce your risk for heart disease and diabetes is by eating healthy. Twenty year olds should do weight-bearing exercises like hiking, running and strength-training to build bone and reduce your risk for osteoporosis later in life. To reduce your risk for conditions like skin cancer, vision problems and premature aging of
    the skin they should protect their skin and eyes from the sun.
  • Special Concerns 20s

    Special Concerns 20s
    In your 20s it is especially important to care for your sexual health by practicing safer sex, using contraceptives and getting tested and being aware of STIs. It is also important for 20 year olds to take care of their mental health by taking steps to reduce stress and talking to a professional if they experience any signs of depression or anxiety. They must also take care of their emotional health from their 20s onwards.
  • 30s Eating healthy

    30s Eating healthy
    To feel our best in our 30s, it's important to eat a healthy diet similar to that of our 20s while adding essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, such as iron, folic acid, calcium, potassium, B vitamins, vitamin D, fiber and healthy omega-3 fats, to help ensure good health. We should also take steps to reduce the amount of sodium (salt) in our diets.
  • 30s Physical Activity

    30s Physical Activity
    Along with the practices for regularly exercising in our 20s, people in their 30s should get about 30–60 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week. These exercises can/should include weight-bearing exercise and strength training to reduce bone/muscle (which begins in the 30s) loss, maintan a healthy back and boost metabolism.
  • 30s Preventitive care

    30s Preventitive care
    Besides eating healthy and exercising, people in their 30s should protect themselves from the sun to prevent skin cancer, drink alcohol in moderation, reduce their stress to create a balanced, not over work body through activities and monitor their BMI, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Also at this age it is important to follow your health care provider's recommendations for diagnostic tests and screening procedures.
  • 30s Special Health Concerns

    30s Special Health Concerns
    Along with the sexual health conserns of the 20s, 30 year olds must also deal/talk about inf ertility, pregnancy and prenatal care. It is also important to maintain your emotional/mental health and to talk to a medical professional if a problems occurs. Besides also protecting our skin from the sun, at 30 we benet from using a daily moisturizer as well as a gentle cleanser twice a day.It is also important to take care of your back and build muscles due to your loss of muscles to fat.
  • 30s Routine Health Care Recommendations

    30s Routine Health Care Recommendations
    In general, you should have a medical check-up about every 1 to 2 years, at which your health care provider will perform a physical exam, may ask about lif style factors and may ask about your mental and emotional health. Women in their 30s should have a gynecological exam, clinic breast exam and Pap test. Other routin health care services after 30 are dental, hearing, and eye exams, cholesterol and skin caner screening and immunizations.
  • Healthy 30s tips

    Healthy 30s tips
    Everyday life can make it dif f icult f or us to maintain a healthy balance, but by making good lifestyle choices in our 30s, we can help reduce our risk for chronic health problems and improve our chances for a long, healthy life
  • 40s Healthy eating

    40s Healthy eating
    It is important to maintain the healthy eating practices from your 20s and 30s because eating right can help with stress and reduces your BMI reducing your risk for weight related health problems. Also in your 40s you are at an increased risk of Blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and homocysteine
    levels, resting heart rate and diabetes which can be lessened by eating properly and healtily.
  • 40s Tips

    40s Tips
    This is an important decade for preventing health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and many types of cancer later in life. Healthy habits like eating right, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, not smoking, drinking alcohol only in moderation, and wearing your seat belt can help reduce your risk for a number of chronic medical conditions.
  • 40s Physical Activity

    40s Physical Activity
    It is important to maintain the physical activities practices from your 20s and 30s because exercising can help with stress and reduces your BMI reducing your risk for weight related health problems. Also in your 40s you are at an increased risk of Blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and homocysteine
    levels, resting heart rate and diabetes which can be lessened by routenly exercising. Women will need to make sure they do weight-bearing exercises due to the increased risk for osteoposis.
  • 40s Preventitive care

    40s Preventitive care
    This is an important decade for preventing health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and many types of cancer later in lif e. So, if you've been making healthy lifestyle choices, keep it up in your 40s, and if you haven't, now's the time to start! Healthy habits like eating right, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, not smoking, drinking alcohol
    only in moderation, and wearing your seat belt can help reduce your risk for a number of chronic medical conditions.
  • 40s Special Health

    40s Special Health
    Sexual and reproductive health is an important part of overall health in your 40s. Common issues include sexual dysfunction and STIs. It is always important to remain to protect your skin from sun damage.Your sense, like smell, hearing, seeing, and taste may seem to be not as strong as they used to be. Urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and digestive problems, including ulcers, are other conditions that are more common in people over the age of 40
  • 40s Routine Care

    40s Routine Care
    The goals of routine health care in your 40s are to develop and maintain the doctor-patient relationship, encourage a healthy lifestyle, screen for disease, assess risk for medical problems and update immunizations. In your 40s you should get regular Physical exams (check-ups), Dental exams and cleanings, Comprehensive eye exams, screeningso for Blood pressure, Colorectal cancer, Cholesterol, and Diabetes, Baseline skin exam and EKGs, and Immunizations.
  • 50s Healthy Tips

    50s Healthy Tips
    The risk f or many chronic health problems increases naturally with age, but there are several things you can
    do to help lower your risk, like eating healthy, staying active (physically and mentally), maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, getting enough sleep, reducing stress, and drinking alcohol in moderation.
  • 50s Healthy eating

    50s Healthy eating
    When your 50 it is important to pay attention to good nutrition and cut back on sodium (salt) in your diet. You should also attempt to limit foods that are high in unhealthy fat and to be sure to get plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats (omega 3s), whole grains, fiber, vitamins and minerals each day.
  • 50s Physical Activity

    50s Physical Activity
    Now it is important to not only exersise your body but also your brain. You still need to get at least Get at least 30 – 60 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week, including aerobic exercise for heart health and weight-bearing exercise to reduce your risk for osteoporosis. In our 50s, we also have the tendency to replace lean body mass (muscle) with fat. The weight gain cycle of ten is difficult to break, but it can be done through a diet and exercise program.
  • 50s Preventative Care

    50s Preventative Care
    You should do aerobic exercise for heart health and weight-bearing exercise to reduce your risk for osteoporosis. When your in your 50s you should still make sure you're getting enough sleep because getting too little sleep can increase your risk for certain health problems. You should also reduce your stress beceause stress increases the risk for heart attack, stroke and other serious medical problems, and may even speed up the aging process. You should protect your skin to prevent skin cancer.
  • 50s Routine Health Care

    50s Routine Health Care
    Your routine health care from your 40s should still apply but with the addition of a Colorectal cancer screening.
  • 50s Special health

    50s Special health
    Health concerns that increase with age after 50 include Abnormal blood sugar levels, Anxiety, Cancer, Changes in vision, Chronic pain, Depression, Digestive issues, Erectile dysf unction (ED), Hair loss, Hearing loss, Heart disease, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, triglycerides and homocysteine levels, Menopause (in woman), Osteoporosis, Overactive bladder, Prostate issues (for men), Skin problems, Thyroid problems, and Urinary incontinence.
  • 60s Health Tips

    60s Health Tips
    If your for some reason still smoking you should quit. You should reduce your risk of heart disease by knowing your blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, fasting blood glucose, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference and keep them within a healthy range. It is also important to eat healthy, exercise regularly, drink alcohol in moderation.
  • 60s Eating Healthy

    60s Eating Healthy
    As you get older you should limit processed foods and those
    that are high in fat and/or sugar and aim to eat a wide variety of foods, like fruits and vegetables, fiber-rich, whole grains, non- or low-f at dairy products, and lean meats and proteins. Also since you have a slower metabolism rate you should keep an eye on portion sizes and eat right.
  • 60s Physical Activity

    60s Physical Activity
    Since your older and more vonerable to accidents its important to get at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week. If you choose to do any weight bearing exercises be sure to do light ones and/or talk to your health care provider.
  • 60s preventative Health

    60s preventative Health
    At 60 your risk for certain health problems, including heart disease, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers increases. You can reduce this risk by knowing the warning signs for serious medical conditions, talking to your doctor if something changes, and follow your health care provider's recommendations.
  • 60s Routine Care

    60s Routine Care
    Your routine health care from your 50s should still apply but with the addition of a bone density test, digital rectal exam and fecal occult blood test, fasting blood glucose test, hepatitis vaccines, Pneumonia vaccine (at age 65 or as recommended), Shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine, Tetanus shot, and Thyroid test.
  • 60s Special Health concerns

    60s Special Health concerns
    At 60 it is important to contact your health care provider if you notice changes in or have concerns about your cognitive function or mental health, especially if you are experiencing memory loss or confusion, and to make sure you have a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector on every floor of your home and in every bedroom, and take steps to reduce your risk for falls.