Getting older is just a fact of life, and I have found that being in my 50s has come with its own set of unique challenges. In my early 50s I started feeling very tired all the time, and the aches and pains that my parents used to complain about started appearing as well. I started doing yoga and working out on a regular basis, which helped a lot with becoming more vital and healthier as a whole.
It’s a cold hard truth that being 50 can be pretty tough, both physically and mentally. I have become more health-conscious, carefully selecting the foods at the grocery store. I certainly didn’t used to care about what I ate, and my metabolism has certainly slowed down quite a bit over time. I still have a little bit of extra meat on my bones, but I am working on losing weight. Being 50 definitely means that you have to take better care of yourself than you maybe did in your 20s or 30s.
I am a little bit slower physically than I used to be, but that hasn’t stopped me from being active and doing things like yoga, cardio, and even weight lifting. A lot of people seem to think that just because you are 50 you can no longer get in shape, or that maintaining yourself physically just isn’t worth it.
It is a little bit harder to do the same types of exercises at 50 that I did when I was 20 or 30 years old, but I always still make a point of doing them anyway. Slowing down physically is just a natural part of a person’s 50s, but I have learned to adapt to it fairly well. I am still in fairly good health, and I plan on keeping it that way.
As a man in my 50s, I have also found that I have to make an extra effort to calm myself mentally, which is where things like yoga and exercise come into play. There is a certain stress and anxiety that can come with getting older, and it’s extremely important that you manage it effectively like I do. There are lots of different ways that I can relax, such as just going for a long walk or by doing some deep breathing exercises I’ve learned over the years.