Healthy Lifestyle Choices for Seniors
- Posted on: May 23 2017
Aging is a part of our cycle of life which is inevitable. In another 25 years roughly 20% of the American population will be in the ‘elder’ category. This is a phenomenon which is taking place in much of the world where lifespans are increasing leading to an older population. Part of the reason is that with growing awareness, much of the world’s population is now leading a healthy lifestyle than generations which preceded them.
Leading a healthy lifestyle when you are growing older is not necessarily difficult but might entail some lifestyle changes. A few of the fundamentals for a healthy lifestyle advocated by all healthcare professionals are:
• Eating healthy
• Remaining physically active
• Watching your weight
• Preventing injury
• Giving up smoking
If you adopt these measures as part of your healthy lifestyle program you will avoid many of the problems which beset people as they grow older. Growing old is not synonymous with ill health as many believe. But leading a healthy lifestyle could avert many of the problems associated with age such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and strokes. Additionally you’ll lead a better and more productive life, and prolong it as well. Remember the choice is yours.
There are no end to the benefits of exercising and keeping active. Even so much as a 20-minute walk every day does much to stimulate your circulation, kick-start your metabolism, and keep your ligaments and muscles supple. Medical practitioners today even advocate a regimen of lightweight training as part of a healthy lifestyle, which keeps your muscles from wasting.
Another feature to incorporate as part of your healthy lifestyle is to keep yourself mentally stimulated. A mentally active brain goes a long way to warding off dementia and other conditions that many seniors suffer from.
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