Right now you are probably more concerned with what is happening on your list of things to do today and this week than giving much thought to your future self. There is nothing wrong with that, after all, many of us live for the here and now and focus much more on the present than anything else. However, before we know it, we will be entering the golden stages of our life, hitting retirement age and wondering what to do with ourselves. Sure it may be a time to travel, see friends and family and generally slow down, but are there things we should be aware of as we get older? With that in mind, here are some of the common signs to look out for.
When your hearing goes
One of the common things that many of us can experience as we get older is a loss of hearing. We don’t realize how much we rely on our senses until one or more of them start to deteriorate and we see the difference they can make in our lives. For example, hearing loss can be a huge factor to consider as you get older. It may get to the stage where you need help with hearing, such as the use of a hearing aid. It can be a common sign just needing people to speak up, switching the tv sound on a little louder, but being aware of it helps you to prepare yourself for the future and what is to come.
Is it harder to see things?
On the subject of our senses, another one that can be affected by old age is your sight, and this is one that is more common than any other. You may even start to see a decline in your sharp sight as early as yours twenties or thirties, needing to use glasses that have been prescribed to help with things like reading or seeing long distance. But as we get older, your eyesight does tend to change and that can mean that you need some extra help on a more continuous basis.
Are you not as energetic as you once was?
You may want to consider your energy levels as you get older and how these can be affected. As you get older, you are less likely to feel as energetic as you once did, and often this can have a lot to do with your lifestyle. The more active lifestyle you have now, and the better you take care of yourself when it comes to the foods that you eat and the things you consume, the better chance you have of feeling better as you get older. However, burning the candle at both ends will mean that as you get older your body is less likely to have the energy to keep up.
Changes in hormone levels
Finally, you will start to notice a change in your hormone levels as you start to get older, especially for women. Menopause is something that most of us will go through, and some will be affected more than others.
Let’s have high hopes to prepare ourselves for the future.