According to the National Institute on Aging, people in the U.S. are living longer than before. Many seniors live active and healthy lives. However, as we age, our bodies and minds change. The following tips can help you stay healthy and active:
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Keep your mind and body active.
- Don't smoke.
- Get regular checkups and preventive screenings.
- Practice safety habits to avoid accidents and prevent falls.
It is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle. No matter how old you are or how unhealthy you have been in the past, caring for your body has enormous benefits that will help you stay active, sharpen your memory, boost your immune system, manage health problems, and increase your energy.
Talk with your doctor if you have questions about the changes in your body and what you can do to ensure good health as you age.