Aging is a natural part of life. The way in which we grow older depends on our genetic makeup as well as the way we treat our bodies throughout our lifetime. While we do change as we get older, aging does not equal an inevitable mental and physical decline. Many age-related issues can be slowed down or even prevented by positive lifestyle changes.
Eating a balanced diet is key to living and feeling well at any age. Many illnesses, such as heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis can be prevented or controlled by eating a balanced diet and limiting processed sugar, saturated and trans fats, and salt. Vitamins and minerals are also essential to bone, immune and overall health.
Speak to your Remedy’sRx pharmacist for nutritional advice to help boost your vitality.
Physical activity is important to maintaining strength and mobility. Maintaining a healthy weight improves cardiovascular health and helps prevent or control illness, improves sleep, and reduces stress.
Adults should aim for 30 minutes of moderate to high intensity physical activity each day. As we age, we can maintain our daily amount of physical activity by splitting activity into 10 or 15 minute periods, or performing low-impact exercise like walking, water aerobics, or tai chi.
Eliminating bad habits like smoking can help reduce your risk of diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart failure. Need a plan to quit? Speak to your Remedy’sRx pharmacist about a plan to help kick the habit.
Maintain good habits like regular dental, vision and hearing checkups as well as staying up-to-date with immunizations and physical screenings to help prevent chronic diseases and maintain your health goals.
As the most accessible healthcare provider, your Remedy’sRx pharmacist is here to help support your health and wellness needs at any age. Pharmacists do more than dispense medications. They can provide advice on general health topics, such as diet, exercise, and stress management, as well as work with your health care team to ensure you maintain your health care goals.