6 Tips for Healthy Aging

Be Aware of Changes in Your Health

Do You Want to Remain Active and Independent

as Long as Possible?

1. Make healthy choicesEat and Drink Healthy: like fruits, vegetables, whole rains, lean meats, low-fat dairy products, and water.

2. Move More, Sit Less Throughout the Day – Being active can help you prevent, delay, and manage chronic diseases; improve balance and stamina; reduce risk of falls; and improve brain health.

TIP | Aim for moderate physical activity, like walking, at least 150 minutes a week (22-30 minutes a day) and muscle strengthening activity, like carrying groceries, at least 2 days a week.

3. Don’t Use Tobacco – If you use tobacco, take the first step towards quitting by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW for FREE help.

4. Get Regular Checkups – Visit your doctor for preventive services, not just when you’re sick. This can prevent disease or find it early, when treatment is more effective.

5. Know Your Family History – Share your family health history with your doctor, who can help you take steps to prevent chronic diseases or catch them early.

6. Be Aware of Changes in Brain Health – Everyone’s brain changes as they age, but dementia is not a normal part of aging. See your doctor if you have questions about memory or brain health.

For more about how to prevent chronic disease and maintain a healthy lifestyle follow @CDCChronic on Twitter or visit www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease.

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Pam Batey

Moved to Tanglewood in August 2016, with husband, Steve and dog, Maggie. Retired Paramedic, now continuing my hobby writing short stories and information in the "You and Your Health" Section of the newsletter. Active Member of Tanglewood Community Church.