Habits for Healthy Aging

 

Oftentimes as you or your loved ones age, it is difficult to keep up with all of the necessary health needs. A Place for Mom outlines many useful tips to help manage aging in a healthy way.

Focus on Prevention: Preventative care visits, including health screenings for cholesterol levels, heart problems, colon cancer and more are important appointments to complete.

Medication Management: Review your medications with your physician on a regular basis. Do not be afraid to ask questions and take notes on your reactions to medications.

Visit the Dentist Every Six Months: Our risk of cavities increases with age. Plus, many mouth infections can be linked to serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Stay Physically Active: Exercise not only increases energy, but it also improves memory and alleviates depression. Short strolls, long walks or an exercise program approved by a physician can keep seniors healthier longer.

Socialize: Time spent with friends, children and grandchildren help seniors feel connected, especially if they have mobility issues. Visits can make seniors feel more upbeat and laugh, which helps them fully enjoy their lives.

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