10 Health Tips For Seniors On Healthy Aging

As we grow old, we will slow down, our immunity will drop, we will be more at risk than our younger selves ever were. However, the up-side to all this is, we still have the power to make our golden years less prone to illness. As long as we make the choice to eat right, rest well, and keep ourselves moving (listen to your body for cues!)

We have here a list of do’s and don’t’s on healthy eating habits or tweaks that will bring relief  to your body (cut back on meat, quit smoking, etc), exercising right, and debunking myths.

Remember, we are never too old to opt for a healthy, holistic way of life!

And as Abe Lincoln said:

It is not the years in your life that count,

It’s the life in your years.

Don’t Believe These 6 Things People Tell You About Aging

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Some of the common aging myths are – Dementia is a part of aging. There is a fixed age to get fit. Arthritis and

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depression are old people’s diseases. Your interest in sex diminishes with age. Women fear aging. Whereas the actual facts are – Cognitive problems and arthritis can happen at any age. Exercise and sex, at any age will keep you healthy. Women look at aging as an adventure and opportunity rather than depressing or a struggle.

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6 Essential Tips For Seniors To Avoid Falls And Injuries

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Make sure everything is spread out and not cluttered at home, use the corners for huge furniture. Make sure the place is well lit up. Warm up everyday in the morning to avoid injury. Check with the doctor if your medicines can cause dizziness. Keep a check on your eyes and wear glasses if you need to at all times.

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5 Simple Tips For Living With Aging Joints

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Stay active, protect fingers and wrist joints

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by opening heavy doors with the side of your arm, shoulder. Reduce hip, knee stress by letting the strong leg lead while going up and weaker leg lead while going down the stairs. Use technology to your advantage to do labor-intensive tasks like gardening. Consume UC-II collagen which prevents joint deterioration.

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What Effect Does Aging Have On My Digestive Health?

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As we age, the muscles in the digestive tract become stiffer, weaker and less efficient. The tissues are also more likely to stay damaged as cell regeneration slows down. The older your gut, the more inflammation you may have. Aging also leaves you more prone to constipation, artery blockages, digestive tract disorders and Diverticulosis. Here are some effective tips to prevent digestive problems associated with aging.

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How To Boost Your Diet To Protect Aging Eyes?

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As we age, we are

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more prone to eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts. You must incorporate lifestyle changes, good nutrition from rich protein sources, avoid intense ultraviolet light, quit smoking, consume whole grains and cereals, consume healthy fats, choose good protein sources, avoid sodium, and consume adequate water to stay hydrated.

Savvy, Sensible, And Tasty Food For Seniors

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Aging often results in a change in the absorption of nutrients which can cause deficiencies. So plan a weekly menu and 3 meals a day with 2-3 snacks. Protein is very important, but often overlooked because taste acuity decreases. This can be remedied by taking a multivitamin with zinc. Have a survival food stock for those days when you don’t feel like cooking.

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Taking Prudent Steps To Better Aging

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Along with a nutritious, balanced diet and plenty of rest we need to stay active to age well, like

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a fine wine. It is vitally important that we move our bodies to keep the blood flowing, our muscles working and our heart pumping. One of the very best ways to start moving is to walk more. Walking is fantastic for your overall health. It can help you maintain a healthy weight, it can improve your balance and coordination, lift your mood and strengthen your bones.

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Guide To Healthy Aging For Women [Infographic]

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A healthy diet, exercise and regular medical checkups are the key ingredients for healthy aging for women. In the following infographic, the University of Florida Online took a closer look at the health issues women might face as they age and the strategies for the prevention of diseases and illnesses they may face.

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The Art Of Aging Gracefully

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Embrace aging as a natural part of life with

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a healthy mental attitude and then focus on slowing down the rate of physical decline. Proper diet and right lifestyle with yoga, meditation, moderate exercise and good sleep in your 30’s help age gracefully. Chyawanprash, an ayurvedic rasayana, helps build immunity, improves digestive power and keeps mind and lungs clear.

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Can Yoga Help Slow Down Aging Process?

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Yoga can indirectly work against the effects of aging. It improves our mind body integration, balances the hemispheres of the brain, improve flexibility, nerve conduction, overall strength and body awareness. These aspects help your body to function at its optimal level, making you feel younger, both mentally and physically.

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