Eat a Balanced Diet
The good news is you can pick whatever type of activity you enjoy that also gets your heart pumping. You don’t have to hit the weight room at the gym; just focus on light resistance exercise that will help tone and strengthen your muscles.
Get Frequent Medical Checkups
Blood pressure and cholesterol checks are a must for all adults. High blood pressure and cholesterol are two of the leading signs of oncoming heart disease. As you get older, getting screenings for certain types of diseases can help you catch some conditions early to help keep your body healthy. Women 40 and older should get a mammogram yearly, and men should get their prostate checked at least once per year.
Practice Healthy Hygiene
Keeping up with regular hygiene, such as washing your hands, showering and brushing and flossing your teeth can help keep you from contracting stubborn conditions like the flu and the common cold. Replace your toothbrush every three months or when you start to notice wear and tear. Brush after meals, and chew sugar-free gum to get rid of food particles that can build up in your teeth and gums and cause gum disease and cavities.