4 Tips for Healthy Aging
4 Tips for Healthy Aging
ARTICLE BY | Michele Olson
What do you think of when you hear “healthy aging?” Since September is Healthy Aging Month, it’s time to go beyond wishing to some practical tips to help you achieve the ideal everyone wants–growing older with good health. Take a moment and peruse these four tips to see if you are on the right track to support healthy aging.
Food Choice & Exercise are Important
You know the drill—eat right and exercise. Sorry, no free pass happens at a certain birthday when it comes to eating and movement! That’s true throughout life and is especially important as you grow older. You might have more time to study what stellar nutrition looks like at this point in your life. Since scientists are finding more about how our bodies use food, make sure you’re not basing your food choices on outdated information. Explore some more recent programs like the Keto diet or intermittent fasting. When it comes to exercise, think movement. Walking is always great, but why not try something new? Look into kettlebells or a class geared to your age group. The key is to find something you enjoy to ensure you don’t fall into a sedentary lifestyle. Gardening, golfing, Tai Chi—the possibilities are endless.
Be Your Own Health Advocate
Many people of a certain age grew up with a mindset that you did what you were told. Don’t ask questions. All of that has changed. Now you need to be your own health advocate. Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions. Research your concerns on reputable websites. Another way to be your own health advocate is to choose supplements from a company you can trust. Take brain health, for example. At some age, everyone begins to wonder about supporting brain health and mental clarity. Check out CuraMed® Brain, which includes the clinically studied ingredient BCM-95® Curcumin/Curcugreen™, along with vitamin D3, and rosemary and sage, to support healthy brain enzymes. CuraMed Brain can be counted on for support of mental agility, focus and clarity, neural communication, healthy brain function and protection from damaging oxidative stress.*
Take a Holistic Approach to all Aspects of Aging
Your body, mind, and soul—each area is essential. Keep setting goals! Pay attention to your areas of need such as finances, your environmental safety, feelings of loss or loneliness, and changes in your usual day-to-day abilities. And don’t be afraid to share what you know! Wisdom comes with age, and the world needs your knowledge. Live an involved, loving life and enjoy every minute of the gifts you bring to the world.
Are You Doing Your Part?
• Create a safe home environment to prevent falls
• Get 7-9 hours of sleep per night
• Get annual vision, dental, and health screenings
• Stay connected with people you enjoy
• Don’t be afraid of technology
• Engage your brain—never stop learning
• Manage stress in healthy ways
• Eat right and exercise
• Use supplements for nutrient support*
• Ask for help when you need it
ABOUT | Michele
Michele is a mom, wife, and grandmother who has been writing about the world of natural medicines for over twenty-five years. A professional voice talent, watercolor artist, and author, Michele enjoys conveying all that is possible in natural health through multiple communication styles—including a good laugh.