Healthy aging is a lifelong process of maximizing possibilities to preserve and enhance one’s mental and physical well-being, self-independence, and quality of life.
Healthy aging is impacted by many variables. Some of these are beyond our control, including genetics. Others, including physical activity, a balanced meal, routine doctor visits, and awareness of our mental health, are within our grasp. You can take steps to handle your health, live as autonomously as possible, and preserve your quality of life as you age, according to studies supported by NIA and others. Continue reading to find out more about the study and the actions you can take to encourage healthy aging.
While scientists are still actively looking for ways to slow or stop the physical health declines that come with aging, they have already found numerous ways to increase the likelihood that one will live a long and healthy life.
Maintaining physical fitness is being physically active through having physical activities, eating well with healthy foods, getting enough sleep, avoiding alcohol, and taking charge of your health care. For that reason to encourage healthy aging, little adjustments in any of these areas can make a big difference.