Getting old is a fact of life. And once you’ve got little dudes crawling around the house, you’re certainly going to start feeling every single day you’ve lived.
And regretting every single unhealthy thing you’ve ever done. Especially when it’s 2:17 am and the little dude is screaming for, well, for something or just screaming because it’s something to do and he’s awake and bored and wants to play.
Taking care of yourself is one of those very important parental tasks that doesn’t get talked about enough. Not only to you need to take the time to — every once in a while — coddle yourself and give yourself a break from the parenting routine (a dopey Dad or maniac Mom helps no young dude or young dudette), you also need to make sure your body gets looked after. And the only person who’s going to do that is you. So let’s talk specifics.
These tips are designed to make sure you stay healthy as you age. You might not be old now, but you will be. And sooner than you think.
1) Eat four to five cups of vegetables a day. It’s important for the little dudette and it’s important for you. Try and switch it up and get a lot of different colors in your diet, not just green. Vegetables and some fruits have lots of good minerals and antioxidants that will help keep your body in good shape.
2) Start eating more higher-calcium foods. This is why the little dude is supposed to drink a lot of milk. Not only is it good for your bones and teeth, but it also can help control high blood pressure and might be involved in helping you keep off the weight.
3) Cut down on the boozing. Not only is it inadvisable for you to go out and tie on a few sheets into the wind since you’re going to have to get up in the middle of the night and be able to function, it’s also cutting your life a bit shorter. Seems that those people who drink less alcohol might actually live longer.
4) Still, though, you want to make sure you drink more fluids. Recently, some doctors have come out and said the whole 8 glasses of water a day thing is not even half-cocked, but it’s still a good idea to make sure you drink enough. That is, gurgle down the water and tea and all the rest of that stuff to make sure your body has enough fluids inside to run smoothly.
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