September is Healthy Aging Month — Celebrating Many Healthy Years to Come!
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been – David Bowie
Back in 1992, Healthy Aging® Month was first observed as a way to draw attention to the importance of healthy lifestyles for adults, 45-plus. Since no one wants to be considered old, what should those of us over 45 consider, in order to age in a healthy way and celebrate September as Healthy Aging® Month? According to Healthy Aging®, key areas are as follows:¹
Make healthy eating a habit! Diets such as the DASH diet or the Mediterranean diet are great healthy possibilities. Your doctor is a great source of advice.
Find an exercise plan and stick to it. Walking, for example, is a great, low-impact way to get moving. Some follow the 10,000 step a day plan. Whatever your choice, just get moving!
Build your support system. Find individuals and peer groups that have your best interests in mind. Look for volunteer opportunities; get involved. Stay positive.
It may be cliché but, age is only a number.
By practicing good, healthy habits, each of us can find joy in those numbers going up!
Happy Healthy Aging Month!
The information offered here is not medical advice and is not intended to replace guidance offered by your medical professionals.
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