Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

JABSOM Library: Library Updates

September is Healthy Aging Month

by Lara Gamboa on 2022-09-16T16:32:00-10:00 in Patient education, Consumer Health | Comments

                                                

September is Healthy Aging Month, and we are raising awareness about the health and well-being of older adults. We want to use this time to celebrate life and the positive aspects of getting older. As we age, we become aware that our health needs change over time, and steps can be taken to age with a healthy body and mind. Follow some of these tips for healthy aging. Check out our post on Instagram, too!

  • Stay Active(1)
    • Physical activity can help older adults prevent both chronic disease and fall-related injuries but it is important to remember to talk to your doctor first.
    • Make your physical activity fun and something you enjoy doing!
  • Maintain a Healthy Diet(2)
    • Good nutrition is key to staying healthy, active, and independent as you get older.
    • Eat a variety of foods from each food group and stay hydrated. Be sure to choose foods with little to no added sugar, saturated fats, and sodium.
  • Talk With Your Doctor(1)
    • Remember to receive regular checkups, and physical and medical tests when needed to catch early signs of disease.
  • Quit Smoking(3)
    • Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
    • Quitting will lower your risk of cancer, heart attack, stroke, and lung disease.
  • Take Care of Your Mental Health(4)
    • Stay connected with others to help boost your mood and overall well-being.
    • Manage stress with meditation techniques, physical activities, and by participating in activities you enjoy.

You can also check out our Consumer Health Resources HERE for more resources regarding healthy aging.

Sources:

1. https://health.gov/myhealthfinder/healthy-living/physical-activity/protect-your-health-you-grow-older#take-action-tab

2. https://www.myplate.gov/life-stages/older-adults

3. https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/quitting-smoking-older-adults

4. https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-do-we-know-about-healthy-aging


 Add a Comment

0 Comments.

  Subscribe



Enter your e-mail address to receive notifications of new posts by e-mail.


  Archive



  Return to Blog
This post is closed for further discussion.

icon   Follow us
icon   Follow us
icon   Follow us