September is “Healthy Aging Month.” It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies change. We might notice more wrinkles or gray hair, and the aches and pains of old age may start to creep in. Here are some focus areas for those who want to age healthily.
Everyday life might be a little more challenging as we age. But there’s more than one way to live an active life. Just because your body might ache after running around the block doesn’t mean you can’t do activities that are fun and energizing like water aerobics or dancing.
Check-In With Your Doctor
Some of the most common ailments older people face include arthritis, high blood pressure, and diabetes. These health issues alone can make everyday life a challenge. That’s why it’s important to check in with your doctor regularly and report when something doesn’t seem right.
Community is Key
As you grow older, it’s important to take time for yourself and make sure you’re staying socially engaged with family and friends. Even helping out in the community can help keep you focused on what’s important. One study of older adults found that those who socialized with at least one person every day had a lower risk of depression and better overall health.
Everyday life isn’t always easy, but there are lots of ways to make it better. Healthy Aging Month is all about taking time to celebrate the good days and cope with the hard ones. It’s about finding joy in our later years!