HEALTHY AGING FOR SENIORS
We are all aging all the time, but ‘aging’ can mean vastly different things to different people. Some may choose to view it in a negative light—it means you slow down, your life becomes smaller, and your opportunities become increasingly limited. But there are others who choose to view aging more positively—for them, aging means more confidence, more time to pursue your passions, and the ability to focus on what you love doing most in life.
WHAT IS HEALTHY AGING?
Healthy aging is about making thoughtful daily lifestyle choices that will improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Exercise, a healthy diet, and strong relationships with friends are equally important in tackling the challenges of age with positivity and strength. When discussing healthy aging, it is important to remember that by taking care of our bodies, we are also taking care of our minds.
A recent study found that people who exercise at least two or three times a week experience significantly less depression, anger, and stress than those exercising less frequently or not at all. Furthermore, people with more positive views of aging live an average of 7.5 years longer than those with less positive views of aging.