It’s important to take care of your health at any age but seniors can be more susceptible to illnesses making it even more of a priority. What better time to start taking care of your health than at the start of a new year. Setting healthy New Year’s resolutions can be a good thing, you just have to make sure they’re realistic and achievable. So this year, let’s dedicate the new year to taking charge of your health both mentally and physically.
Taking care of your health includes a variety of best practices from staying active to eating well but it also means taking care of your skin and your mental health too. If you’re ready for a new year and a new you, then let’s explore the health tips all seniors should know!
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You’ve probably heard “exercise more” all your life, but do you know how important it actually is? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, “As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.”
Exercise can help prevent health problems that come with age, ward off chronic diseases, help prevent falls, and help you maintain your independence. Unfortunately by age 75, one in three men and one in two women engage in no physical activity. The good news is, it’s never too late to start!
If you’re ready to take charge of your physical health this year, then try to get about 150-minutes of exercise per week. This can be broken up into 30-minute exercises five days a week. Get started with these easy exercises for seniors.