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Keys to Healthy Aging

Are You Making These Healthy Choices?

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You’ve heard it been said that age is just a number. We believe this to be true. We would say, age is how you feel. The not-so-secret way to feel your very best is by making healthy choices. This is easier said than done, but we believe that these health markers are essential to age gracefully, healthily and happily.


If you’ve been eating a certain diet your whole life, it can be difficult to change. However, instilling healthy habits at any point in your life will help you age gracefully. One thing that we often see is older adults not wanting to drink the proper amount of liquids they should. Be sure to drink water often. Even if this means you are visiting the restroom more often, that’s okay, it means you are keeping your system clean! Aim to drink half your body weight in ounces daily. When it comes to your food, you want to aim to have a colorful plate with plenty of vegetables. Check out this site for assistance on filling your nutrition goals! This will help to keep your energy levels strong and your mood great!


Exercise is incredibly important at every age and fitness level. Finding and sticking to a workout schedule will help your mood and keep your muscles and brain strong. If you aren’t sure where to start for a workout routine, meet with a trainer or physical therapist to see some safe moves. Even if you are able to get in a walk a day, your body will thank you!


Although it is true that you need less sleep as you age, it’s important that older adults still get six hours of sleep in order to recharge for the day ahead. Did you know that not getting a proper amount of sleep can make you age faster and decline your health? Giving your body the rest it deserves helps improve your memory, repairs cells and keeps your immune system strong in order to help fight off illness.

Mental Health

Just as you take care of your physical health, it’s important to take special care of your mental health. The first thing you can begin doing is being honest about how you are feeling. It’s best for your health to be honest in describing your emotional state. Additionally, social interaction has been shown to have an exceptional impact on positive mental health. This doesn’t have to be deep relationships, but consistent social interaction, whether it be with the cashier at the grocery store or time spent with family, is a serious mood booster. Be sure to stay connected with family and friends to keep you young!

Aging in place is something we all hope to do and we want to help you with that! Don’t hesitate to call with any questions you may have about our products or services!