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10 Tips for Healthy Aging!

Living a Healthy Lifestyle is vital for healthy aging! We
need to keep our bodies, our hearts and our minds healthy in order to live,
laugh and love longer. Here are 10 very simple yet important steps.

  1. EAT WELL.
    It is an undeniable fact that we live in a country with a plethora of
    everything. BUT a low fat diet, filled with fruits, vegetables and fiber is
    crucial.
  2. STAY
    ACTIVE – KEEP MOVING
    . Physical activity (even 30 to 40 minutes of walking)
    increases blood flow to the brain. It improves your mood and it positively
    impacts your overall well – being. Exercise is also important for brain health,
    a healthy heart rate, strength and flexibility.
  3. LEARN NEW
    THINGS
    . Challenge your brain by learning new things. Read an interesting
    book, start a foreign language, a new hobby. The more you learn, the more you
    keep your brain active and prevents its incline.
  4. GET
    ENOUGH SLEEP.
    Seven to eight hours of daily sleep are imperative for your
    overall health. Insomnia and sleep deprivation can have a negative effect on
    the immune system, on memory, concentration and thinking.
  5. STOP
    SMOKING AND LIMIT ALCOHOL
    . Smoking can increase the risk of a serious
    illness. Similarly, too much alcohol can also increase the risk of liver
    cirrhosis, it can impair judgement, alertness and potentially lead to
    accidents, crashes, falls and broken bones.
  6. STAY
    CONNECTED
    . Social interaction and an active social life are pivotal for
    brain health, cognitive stimulation and your overall mood. Humans are social
    beings and they need people around them. So invite your friends and family over
    for a dinner, a barbeque party, board games or just a “hang-out” coffee. You
    might want to organize a neighborhood event and get to know your community
    better. It will all work to your advantage and benefit your psychological and
    physical well-being.
  7. KNOW YOUR
    BLOOD PRESSURE
    . Check your blood pressure regularly and make sure that it
    is within the normal range. If at any point you feel like it is not, visit your
    doctor! Irregular blood pressure can be an indication of a heart issue which
    you would want to prevent and avoid. It can also impact cognitive function so
    GET TO IT!
  8. GET YOUR
    DOCTOR
    . It is really important to keep your doctor informed on all and any
    changes regarding your health. Get regular checkups and do not miss your
    doctor’s appointment.
  9. GET A
    MEMORY SCREENING
    . A memory screening test is a simple and safe tool that
    checks memory and other evaluation skills. It assesses memory, language skills,
    thinking ability and other intellectual functions.
  10. REDUCE
    STRESS.
    Unfortunately, we all get stressed and anxious more than a few
    times during the day. However, stress and anxiety have a very negative effect
    in our health. They can contribute to many health issues, among others, high blood
    pressure and heart disease. So aim to find active ways to reduce your stress
    since it will make you feel better!

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  1. Health Informatics March 11, 2019

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