Healthy Aging Month takes place every September and is designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. At Advanced Wellness, we work with patients every day to ensure they are feeling their absolute best, no matter their age or health condition. This is a great time to evaluate your health and focus on living a healthy and active lifestyle. The fact is, it’s never too late to take control of your health and well being.
If you haven’t been exercising regularly, it’s a good idea to see a doctor before starting an exercise routine. Choose an activity that’s enjoyable, because you’re more likely to stick to a routine that is fun rather than something that feels like a chore. Walking, swimming and cycling are all great forms of exercise that one can ease into and that don’t put added stress onto joints. Strength and resistance training as little as two times a week can help build muscle mass, reduce the risk of injury and help ward off physical decline associated with aging.
Healthy eating is just as important as a healthy lifestyle. Proper nutrition can strengthen your immune system, fight off disease and help you to maintain a healthy weight. If you are unsure of how to include the proper foods into your diet, ChooseMyPlate.gov, a website developed by the USDA, provides customized eating plans as well as the tools and advice you need to make smart food choices.
Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult. Making small changes every day can make a huge difference. Because the amount of health information and advice on the internet can be overwhelming, the National Institute on Aging is a great place to start.
At Advanced Wellness, we are dedicated to helping you live your best life. Whether you are seeking nutritional advice or are looking to relieve pain and get back on your feet, we are happy to help you on your journey. Call us today at 732-431-2155 to schedule an appointment with a member of our experienced team.