Get your health screenings
Preventive health screenings can find diseases early when they are easier to treat and may help prevent some diseases from occurring. Your doctor will be able to tell you which screenings are right for you.
Staying fit can help you to avoid many problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Exercise can also help you maintain your independence longer by improving strength and flexibility.
A healthy diet can help protect against heart disease and certain types of cancer. A smart, balanced eating plan should be built around fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, protein (from tofu, beans, and quinoa, etc.), and whole grains. Like being active, eating healthy is an important part of aging well.
Maintain your brain
Don’t stop learning and mentally challenging yourself. Research shows that stimulating your mind through active learning slows cognitive decline.
Social connections are important to your overall health. For example, having friends or family who share a hobby or interest can improve your mental well-being. Check your local senior center for social events, and reach out to friends who might also being feeling lonely or isolated.
Get your sleep
Changes to sleep patterns are a normal part of the aging process, but sleep problems that go on for a long time can affect your health. Not getting enough sleep can lead to trouble learning, solving problems, and remembering. You can improve your sleep by using these helpful tips.
Long-term stress can affect your ability to fight off infection. You can’t avoid every stressful situation, but you can learn healthier ways of dealing with stress.