No matter your age, eating healthy and exercising plays a major role in how you feel and how susceptible you are to illness. Unfortunately, children and young adults who are overweight and eat poorly almost always grow into adults who are overweight and eat poorly. But, regardless of how old you are, making healthy changes in your lifestyle will most certainly impact your overall health.

It does not matter if you start as a child or even as a senior citizen. When you take strides to support your health by eating well and living an active lifestyle, you will see some fantastic changes as a result. That’s why, at any age, every one should strive to support both their physical and mental wellbeing.

You can support your physical wellbeing by eating right and getting moving. No matter your capabilities, getting up and active for 30-60 minutes per day will do wonders for your mobility and how you feel. If you’re healthy and active, you might go for a swim or even a run. If you’re just getting started, you might begin with a short and light walk and progress from there. It doesn’t matter how small you start. Truly any type of activity will be a step in the right direction.

It has been shown time and time again that being active helps you keep active, even as you age. That’s because moving around improves your circulation, your heart health, and even your lung health. It also helps promote healthy joints and maintains muscle mass while burning calories and–therefore–burning off excess fat. But, what you eat also matters. That’s why you should opt to combine healthy eating with good activity.

It doesn’t matter how old you are. You should always do your best to get in a serving of fruits and vegetables each and every day. You also need to think about cutting down on processed foods and excess sugars. When possible, opt to make your own foods at home using natural ingredients. Avoid junk food, cut out sodas, and skip past empty calories.

When you focus on your physical wellbeing by doing these things, it will then bleed into your mental wellbeing too. You’ll find that you have all around more energy and are in a better mood. And, that’s a fact no matter how old your are.

If you do these things, you can easily turn your life around. It just takes knowledge and a commitment to making healthy choices.