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How Can Concert Lovers Care for Their Health as They Get Older?

Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

While you might have adored concerts when you were younger, you might worry that they have affected your health now that you are older, especially if you did not take a lot of care of yourself when you were younger. However, it is never too late to start looking after yourself, and here are some of the best ways that concert lovers can care for their health as they start to age.

·       Check Your Hearing

The first step that you should take toward better health as you reach your senior years is to check your hearing. Your ear health is vital if you are going to enjoy music for many years to come. This means that you should always get your hearing checked at a clinic and visit the doctor if you are worried about how much you are hearing or if your hearing is muffled.

You should also take further steps to look after your hearing. For instance, you should wear earplugs at loud venues, wash your ears rather than poke them with Q-tips, and get excess ear wax removed if it is bothering you. This will ensure that you are able to hear the same quality of sound as you did when you were younger. However, you should not be ashamed of using hearing aids if you need them, and you should make sure that you choose the right options for you and get them fitted to your ear.

·       Visit a Specialist Geriatrician

As you start to get older and develop more age-related illnesses, you should consider visiting a specialist geriatrician who can help you remain in top health and who is extremely knowledgeable about many of the most common health conditions for older people. They will be able to ensure that you lead a great quality of life for longer. They can also offer you preventative medicine that can help ward off some of the major illnesses you might experience when you are a senior.

As well as your physical health, they can also help you to care for your mental health and can treat the symptoms of anxiety and depression, mental health conditions that are prevalent in older people. This means that you should look around for geriatrician specialist doctors who can provide an individualized treatment plan for you as the years pass by.

·       Take Care of Your Joints

After years of partying and dancing at concerts, your joints might be a little worse for wear. If this is the case, you should ensure that you put a lot of energy into taking care of them and protecting them from the strain of daily usage. For instance, you should consider choosing seated options at concerts, listen to your body and rest when your body needs it, and ensure that you eat a balanced diet that is filled with nutrients.

It is important to rest, but it is just as important to maintain an active lifestyle and enjoy sports and activities such as walking and swimming. You should also look out for the signs of arthritis so that you can get the treatment you require for it, including the right pain medication.

·       Take Vitamin Supplements

However, to stay healthy as you get older, it is vital that you consume the vitamins and minerals that you require, especially since it can be harder to get these as you age. If you cannot get these within your diet, such as if you have started eating smaller portions, you should consider purchasing vitamin and mineral tablets, such as those that contain vitamin C, D, and zinc. You might even decide to buy a multivitamin as this can help you get all the supplements you need in one go, without taking a pillbox worth of tablets each day.

·       Keep Being Passionate

Whatever you do, it is important to stay as passionate about music as you were when you were younger, even if you go to fewer live music events and listen at home instead. You might even decide to take music classes adapted for people in your age group, and through which you might be able to meet lifelong friends. This can boost your mental health and help you to feel younger for longer. Music can even increase the capabilities of your memory and even prevent dementia. This means that you should not let your passion for music fade but indulge in it in any way you can for a happier and healthier life.

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