Healthy aging is a continuous process of optimizing opportunities to maintain and improve physical and mental health, independence, and quality of life.
To achieve a healthy aging process we must address several factors from childhood, youth and adulthood.
Here are some recommendations: Keep an active mind: Many activities can keep your mind active and improve your memory, including learning new skills, reading, and playing games.
Prioritize mental health: Practicing meditation, relaxation techniques, or being grateful helps improve mental health.
Participate in activities for enjoyment: Carrying out hobbies, social and leisure activities help to have a lower risk of having some health problems.
Visiting the doctor: Make sure you get regular check-ups and health screenings.
Not smoking: one of the most important things we can do for our health. It can reduce the risk of several types of cancer, certain lung diseases, and heart disease. Prevent falls: adults are at high risk.
They are also more likely to fracture (break) bones when they fall because of their body weakening over the years.
Getting regular eye checkups, getting regular physical activity, and making your home safer can reduce your risk of falling.
Following these suggestions can help you stay healthy as you age.
Even if you haven’t done it before, it’s never too late to start taking care of your health.
If you have questions about these lifestyle changes or need help figuring out how to make them, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Dr. Mariam Tovar will gladly serve you from our office located in Sarasota, Florida.
PS: With information from the WHO and Medlineplus.