September is Healthy Aging Month and the time to get started on better health practices. This annual health observance is designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. The number of people over the age of 45 is growing every year. The observance month’s activities are designed to encourage people to rejuvenate and get going on positive measures that can impact the areas of physical, social, financial, and mental wellness. Follow these tips to age in a healthy way:
Get moving. Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy body and brain.
Stay social. Take a class, volunteer, play games, see old friends, and make new ones.
Bulk up. Eat beans and other high-fiber foods for digestive and heart health.
Add some spice. Add herbs and spices to your meals if medications dull your taste buds.
Stay balanced. Practice yoga to improve agility and prevent falls
Take a hike. Brisk daily walks this September can bolster both your heart and lungs.
Sleep well. Talk to a sleep specialist if you don’t sleep soundly through the night.
Beat the blues. IF you have been down for a while, see a doctor; depression can be treated.
Don’t forget. To aid your memory, make lists, follow routines, slow down, and organize.