Just about everything changes as we age. Skin loosens, hair turns gray, bones shrink and eyesight or hearing may not be as sharp as they once were. These and other changes are all part of normal aging – and they don’t have to slow you down.
Embracing rather than fearing the aging process can make a huge difference in how you experience getting older. Think of your “crows feet” as laugh lines and your softer middle as a comfortable lap. You gain wisdom and a new kind of beauty as you age.
According to a Gallop poll, Americans aged 60 and older demonstrate significantly better emotional health than those under 60. And research tells us that people who feel positive about aging live an average of 7.5 years longer than those who don’t. This Inforgraphic on Happiness and Aging offers tips and scientifically based reasons why we should embrace aging.
Of course you want to be mindful of healthy habits regardless of your age – but’s it’s never too late to implement changes for better health.
- Eat well
- Stay physically active
- Stay mentally active
- Get enough sleep
- Get an annual physical
- Socialize and volunteer
- Embrace your age!
- Since you have a choice, why not do what you can to live long and live well?
At CHCW, we care about all aspects of your health and want to be By Your Side for a lifetime of good health. We invite you to call us anytime you have questions or concerns about your health. 651-209-6263