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Enjoy Your 50’s Healthier Way


Welcome to the 50’s. You have already lived 5 decades! So pause and reflect on your lifestyle and set priorities to continue living a good healthy life. In 50’s Health needs to be the top priority. Here are some tips to take care of your health & live well.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

With advancement of age, the metabolism slows down and we tend to gain weight. It would be a little challenging to lose weight when you’re in your 50’s. Try to maintain your weight in a healthy range so as to increase your longevity.

Keep Salt & Sugar Intake in Moderation

Salt is a major source of sodium. It is essential to reduce salt in High Blood pressure. However it is a good practice to reduce both salt & sugar in everyday food to prevent developing common conditions like BP & diabetes.

Start Getting Yourself Screened at Least Once a Year

General check ups @ age 50:

  • CBC
  • Lipid profile
  • Sugar
  • Liver function test
  • Kidney function test
  • Blood pressure
  • ECG
  • Thyroid
  • Vit – B12 & D
  • Urine analysis
  • Pap smear (for women)
  • Mammogram (for women)
  • PSA (for men)
  • Stool test
  • Colonoscopy

Slow Down & Sleep Well

There is a lot your body has gone through in 50 years and a lot more is happening so slow down and take more and more care of your health. Maintain healthy sleep patterns and rest well to keep yourself mentally healthy as well.

Eat a Well Balanced Diet

It is important to eat a well balanced diet, as it will help you to stay energized throughout the day and will provide you with necessary nutrients that will help you to stay strong and healthy. Include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.

Safeguard Your Vision

Vision deteriorates with aging. It is important to have regular eye check ups and try to follow an eye care routine so as to avoid any eye related problems. Make sure that you wear sunglasses when you are exposed to direct sunlight, as exposure to sunlight can increase the risk for cataract.

Protect Your Joints

As you age you’ll notice pain in your joints, it is important to try strength training your muscles to protect them. If you have arthritis you can try doing milder forms like walking and cycling.

Stay Physically & Mentally Active

You do not require a rigorous physical routine but some form of physical workout is very essential. It is also important to keep learning new things as you age, it will help to keep your brain healthy. Try learning an instrument, a language or a new skill. Learning new things will also make you happy and keep you excited.

Keep a Track of Your Health History

It is important to know and log your medical history, family history, medications and other risk factors to identify any health condition you could develop later in life and prevent errors in treatments.

You can use Health-e to save & track your and families health records. Start now & stay healthy.

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Jigar Patel is the Founder of Health-e, a HealthTech app that simplifies health records management along with providing personalized and preventative healthcare solutions. Although he has 20+ years of operations and management experience in the EPC domain, Jigar’s true passion lies in making healthcare simpler, faster and more accessible for doctors and patients alike. He strongly believes that people need to be empowered to participate in their own healthcare and is constantly thinking of ways to build this into his app. He loves to keep things simple be it in life, product design, his work or the content he develops. Being married for 10 years and having 2 kids have taught him that perspective matters, so you can always count on him to share new perspectives on various topics.