Many factors come into play when it comes to aging gracefully, some of which are genetic and beyond our control. Other factors such as exercise, a proper diet, going to the doctor regularly, and taking care of your mental health are all things within our control that can help us lead happier lives and promote healthy aging.
Maintaining your health is important to live as independently as possible and maintain the best possibility for quality of life. Read on to learn more about four steps to take to promote healthy aging.
Exercise daily for healthy aging
Exercise is important to keep with at any age, but especially as you get older. Exercise keeps muscles and joints malleable and less likely to incur serious injury. Exercise helps our hearts too – besides the extra endorphins, exercise helps regulate your cholesterol too and keeps your heart pumping as it should.
Experts recommend exercising at least 30 minutes a day to aid with muscle growth, and your cardiovascular system, improve health, and reduce or maintain your weight. Many individuals look to exercising outdoors or in workshop classes where they can congregate in groups, socialize, and improve their mental health and physique with like-minded individuals.
Stay busy, stay active
Keeping busy can help us age more gracefully too. Similar to keeping up with your social circles, keeping yourself active can help you potentially avoid Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related diseases, and hypertension (high blood pressure) as well as help keep you from developing severe depression as you age. Seek out others who share your interests, such as walking, gardening club, or volunteering.
Keep up with your medical appointments
It goes without saying that keeping up with our doctor’s appointments is key to healthy living. Your primary doctor can direct you to those who have experience in many different fields and can help you pinpoint what might be troubling you while working to promote healthy aging.
Eat well-balanced nutritious foods
As with exercise, eating the right foods is an important part of any healthy diet. Try to include supplements or a daily multivitamin in your routine if it is difficult to maintain on a daily basis. Meal prep can help make things a little easier if making meals during the week is a bit of a struggle.
When it comes to your health, it’s not the destination, it’s the climb. Taking small steps toward your goal can greatly improve your chances of success. Have patience, and reach out to the proper channels when you need some extra support.
The GreenFields Continuing Care Community has assisted many people in adjusting to the complications of aging and embracing the opportunities that the correct adjustments may give, thanks to its Health & Rehabilitation Center and various amenities provided throughout our campus. Exercise and dietary management offered by our GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center, interests facilitated by our campus activities, and social connections guided throughout our living and leisure spaces, all contribute to our residents enjoying their best lives every day. To learn more about our campus and what we have to offer, contact us at 716.684.8400 or email us at email@example.com.
About The GreenFields Continuing Care Community
The GreenFields Continuing Care Community provides for the physical, social, and spiritual needs of residents in a Christian environment. In addition to skilled nursing, subacute rehabilitation, and outpatient therapy at GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center, The GreenFields offers a variety of living arrangements and support levels based on individual needs. This includes independent living apartments in GreenField Manor; assisted living apartments in GreenField Court; and memory care and enhanced assisted living in GreenField Terrace.