September is the beginning of fall, football, and healthy aging! That's right, September is Healthy Aging Month, and that means it's time to focus on all of the positive aspects of growing older and taking care of yourself-physically, socially and mentally. It's never too late to get started on taking care of your health, and September is the perfect time to do it! The mission of Healthy Aging Month is to encourage the practice of remaining active and taking control of your health to allow you to accomplish more of what you want to do. Here are a few quick tips on practicing healthy aging:
-Workout! It's important to keep your body active through exercising, dancing, walking, swimming, running.
-Get checkups! Regular checkups are essential in making sure that your body is operating correctly and able to keep up with your lifestyle. Make sure to get regular eye checkups as well to manage diseases such as Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy, which are most commonly found in aging eyes.
-Drink water! Keeping your body hydrated is a key role in providing energy and keeping your complexion looking younger.
-Create community! Staying social is important for your mental health. Having friends support you makes getting involved and being active a lot easier. Try looking for community events, classes, or social gatherings to meet new people.
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