Healthy Aging Month
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.
Posted on 09/25/2019 12:41 PM by Kayla Patt
JDRF One Walk
Tennessee Retina is proud to be a local sponsor of the 2019 JDRF One Walk on Sept 28th!
Join our team or donate to JDRF by going to http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/TNRetina
For more information on JDRF visit the local chapter site.
JDRF One Walk is a fun, family friendly event where dedicated walkers, volunteers and sponsors raise money to make living with T1D safer and healthier, until it is no longer a threat. We welcome everyone to take part—whether you choose to walk on your own or with a family, corporate or school team. As the largest T1D event in the world, it's also an amazing experience filled with activities, entertainment and the celebration of coming together to change the future for everyone living with this disease.
As the leading global organization funding T1D research, JDRF's mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.
By raising money and awareness, you'll help make a world without T1D a reality.
Posted on 09/16/2019 3:23 PM by Kayla Patt