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September is Healthy Aging Month – Because there’s lots of living left to do…
Visit Healthy Aging often for quality healthy aging information – September is an annual observance month designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older.
Healthy Food – for those who want to age healthfully and enjoy good food.
How many times do you think.. yuk, healthy food? It gives the connotation that healthy food is bland and flavorless.. ratherÂ than thinking it is better for us. Healthy food can inspire us and motivate us to cook with exciting, great tasting recipes that please our palate! For healthy eating recipes and more, go to healthyagingfood.com. http://www.healthyagingfood.com/
In addition to eating healthy habits is adding more activity and exercise into one’s daily routine.Â New Jersey Seniors know it’s good for us but avoid it like the plague. The reasons beingÂ we are familiar withÂ being sedentary or afraid that exercise has to be vigorousÂ and painful to be worthÂ the effort given.
But what is beneficial to know isÂ movement is movement -Â Â the more you do, the healthier you’ll be. Even doing moderate activities like chores, gardening and walking can make a big stride in gaining a healthy body.
Just adding a little movement to your life can:
Reduce the risk of stroke, diabetes &Â heart disease
Have a positive effect onÂ our joint stability
Improve range of movement
Help maintain bone mass
Prevent osteoporosis and fractures
Improve our mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
Enhance self esteem which makes us happier people
IncreaseÂ and improveÂ memory in elderly people
Even theÂ small changes, addingÂ movement to your day,Â and adjusting to a more modest weight, you will gain manyÂ benefits. One study exists that showsÂ just a 10% weight reduction helps obese patients toÂ reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and increase longevity.
For help when caring for an aging relative at home go to Expert Home Care and call 800-848-2336.