Self Care

Dedicate yourself to nutrition, diet and exercise to stay healthy longer

Self Care

Healthy aging doesn’t happen by accident. It takes work and dedication. How well you enjoy your senior years often depends on how well you look after yourself, and whether you have a sound base of knowledge about the health challenges that go along with aging.

A pro-active, preventive approach to your health is the surest way to minimize the challenges of aging and remain energetic and active throughout your senior years.

Prevention should become a guiding principle for any senior concerned about his or her health. But what does that mean exactly?

It means education yourself about the common medical issues affecting seniors and the physiological changes that most of us will undergo as we age. If you know what to expect, you know how to meet those challenges effectively.

It means a renewed dedication to proper nutrition, diet and weight management. Those cake donuts you ate during your wild and younger years can have a lasting impact on your health and vitality as you get older (not to mention what they will do to your waistline).

It means committing to no less than 30 minutes of exercise every day, and making sure you develop an exercise routine that is appropriate for your age and physical capacities. Just don’t use age or infirmity as an excuse to skip your daily walk!

And it means developing a meaningful and close relationship with your physician, and lining up for all those routine tests and medical check-ups most people avoid. They can literally save your life.

Click on the tabs on the right to learn more about these and other health issues affecting seniors today.