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Staying Healthy as You Age

 

It’s no secret that as you age, your body can’t do what it used to. Life takes a toll on our bodies every day, and the decisions we’ve made about our physical activity and nutrition can impact how our body functions. But, did you know it’s just as important to pay attention to health and wellness as you age? Just like mom said when you were a kid, you still have to eat your vegetables!

Physical issues may limit your range of motion or ability to perform some tasks, but maintaining an active lifestyle is still possible. Senior living communities like Westminster Towers frequently offer classes and other activities that can improve one’s physical strength and level of activity. Most of these communities have wellness experts to help find the right kind of activity for you. These might include:

  • Aerobics Classes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tai Chi
  • Strength Training
  • Yoga

But maintaining good health isn’t just about staying active—it’s also about eating well and keeping our minds active, as well. Paired with exercise, your physical health can improve by eating the right kind of meals that fit your nutritional needs. Both of these combined can help you live longer and improve your quality of life.

Aside from eating well and exercising, you can also improve your health by:

  • Keeping in touch with your doctor and scheduling routine visits
  • Socializing with friends and family
  • Volunteering
  • Going to church
  • Participating in vocational activities to learn new skills
  • Getting outside and enjoying nature
  • Reading a book
  • Taking advantage of daily classes and opportunities to try new things

Independent and assisted living communities are also equipped with caring individuals who can help with the many areas that impact your health and wellness. These communities have trusted professionals who can guide you in the right direction based on your interests and can offer support to keep you active and healthy.