Aging doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
Too many people see aging as a negative thing because they associate it with decline and disease. However, at LiveWell Assisted Living, we know better. Aging doesn’t have to be negative. In fact, if you take steps to age in a healthy way, aging can actually be an incredible opportunity to learn, discover and enjoy yourself. That’s why, in our last blog, we gave you a couple of tips for aging in a healthy way. Keep reading to learn more healthy aging tips:
#3. Get a Physical
We should all have an annual physical, regardless of age, but unfortunately, many older adults don’t get their annual physicals. In order to understand how to stay healthy, you need to know what your own unique health challenges are. A great way to do that is by getting a physical.
#4. Keep Your Brain Sharp
Your brain is a lot like a muscle, you have to use it in order to keep it strong and healthy. Challenging your brain on a regular basis can help decrease your risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Take steps to keep your brain sharp by joining a book club, taking a class or trying out a new hobby.
#5. Reduce Stress
Stress can have many negative effects on the body and the mind, and it can even lead to depression. When you are stressed, your brain releases the hormone cortisol. When cortisol levels are elevated, it can reduce other neurotransmitters, including dopamine, which is related to depression. Stay positive and take steps to reduce your stress.
We have just a few more healthy aging tips for you. If you would like to learn more, please stay tuned for our next blog.