10 Strategies for Healthy Aging

Eat Smart.

As we age, our digestive systems stall, so high-fiber fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are crucial. To keep alert, elders should drink plenty of water.

Move More.

Regular exercise is one of the greatest methods to keep healthy and independent. “It may also help prevent or provide relief from many chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes or arthritis,” added Dr. Brooks.

Stress Less.

Over 90% of sickness is caused or aggravated by stress. We can't escape stress, but we can manage it better. The trick is to take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating well, said Dr. Brooks.

Maintain Your Brain.

Keep studying and stimulating your intellect. Try crossword puzzles, dancing classes, a new hobby, or an instrument. These activities may prevent mental deterioration.

Prioritize ZZZs.

Sleep seven to nine hours every night. Failure to sleep may induce weariness, irritation, falls, and memory loss. Maintain a consistent nighttime routine by keeping your bedroom dark.

Practice Prevention.

Regular medical, dentist, and optometrist visits are extremely crucial. Our cavity risk rises with age. Numerous oral infections are associated to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Stay Connected.

After a major loss or life change, contact relatives and friends. Set up a regular meeting for coffee, a meal, or an interest. Volunteering may build connections.

Seek Resources.

Cook nutritious foods, exercise confidently, locate a support group, and more. CalvertHealth's Community Wellness Department provides several resources.

Avoid These.

Eliminating bad behaviors is as crucial as adopting good ones. Throw out unhealthy food. Drink less and quit smoking.

Take Charge.

For oily skin, a clay mask is essential for summer breakouts. To prevent acne, it absorbs excess sebum and deep cleanses the skin.