Nearly one in every eight Americans, or 13% of the population is 65 years or older. That’s nearly 40 million people.
We want to spend the latter years of our life feeling healthy and happy. Although growing older is inevitable, there are many things we can do to avoid feeling older.
Managing our physical health, maintaining relationships and making adequate preparations to fund our retirement and long term care can help us make the most of our golden years.
Here are a few suggestions for healthy living that will help each of our age successfully.
Stay Connected & Productive
Spend quality time with at least one person every day can uplift and challenge you. It is important that you do not seclude yourself. challenge yourself mentally. Read books, newspapers, do crossword puzzles, draw, paint or write
Exercise is a significant part of good health at every age. Staying active can improve vitality, help maintain strength and flexibility, expand mental function, decrease risk for health problems and may even help relieve chronic pain.
Healthy Diet & Lifestyle
Eating right should include consuming nutrition-packed meals. Extra weight from poor diet choices increases your risk for heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Visit Your Doctor Regularly
Visit your health care provider regularly and follow their recommendations for screening and preventative measures.
Managing our physical health, relationships, being productive, and visiting our physicians often, helps us make the most of our senior years.
At South Coast Post Acute, our skilled nursing and licensed physical therapy specialists want to ensure you are able to live life to the fullest after surgery, illness or serious injury.
Contact us today to learn more about southern California’s choice for skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy, and post-acute care
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