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Top 4 Habits To Cultivate In Your 40s

June 15, 2020
Dr. G. Balamurali

As you strike the 40 mark, the body and mind begin to get stuck in its ways. There are some habits that are ingrained in you, be it bad or good. But it is in your 40s that you need to start taking special care of your health. It is why it is the right time to cultivate easy habits that keep you fitter and healthier. Here are the four things medical professionals advise you should make part of your everyday life!. Here are the four things suggested by the top neurosurgeon in Chennai, India. Make it a part of your everyday life and see the changes!

1. Quit bad habits

The first step to a healthy life is confronting your vices. At 40, you know the extent of damage bad habits can cause. So, it is the perfect time to take a close look at your behavior and get rid of all vices.

If you smoke or drink heavily or have an addiction to any other kind, make the effort to nip it in the bud. Take positive actions towards removing these bad habits from your life. One example is opting for medical rehabilitation where necessary.

2. Get checked up.

After you cross four decades of life, annual medical check-ups are mandatory. If possible, get them twice a year. After your physical, follow any orders the physician gives you. This is necessary because, after the age of 40, the probability of chronic diseases increases extensively. But if conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol are caught early they can be treated to reduce further complications. You can get in touch with a medical rehabilitation centre to know more about the checkups to be chosen.

3. Meditate every day

Simple meditation, even if it is for five minutes every day, has a major impact on your mental and physical well-being. So, cultivate the practice of emptying your mind of all thoughts and just being in the moment. Mindful practices like meditation aid you in two ways. One, it reduces your body’s natural response to react negatively. Two, it helps you find better solutions to issues.

4. Drink copious water.

It may sound like common sense, but hydrating your body has an outstanding effect on your mind and health. As you reach 40, drinking water becomes vital. It not only lubricates and cushions all those joints that are just beginning to pain but also protects your spine. Plus, it gets rids of body waste and maintains internal temperature.

Follow these 4 habits at 40 and you will stay happy and fit!

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About Dr. G. Balamurali
Head of Spine Surgery
Consultant Spine and Neurosurgeon
MBBS, MRCS (Ed), MD (UK), FRCS (Surgical Neurology)
Fellow in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery - UK, USA, Switzerland
Fellow in Complex Spine Surgery – UK, Switzerland
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Dr. G. Balamurali
Dr. G. Balamurali is one of the leading spine surgeons in Chennai, India. He is internationally trained in all niche aspects of Spine Surgery. He has over 26 years of surgical experience in this field.
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