Do you feel out of control of your health as you’re getting older? There are a lot of things we can’t control as we go throughout life and age. But the one thing we can control (to an extent) is our health. A particular challenge for older adults is the number of changes and transitions that occur. It’s natural to feel a sort of loss with life, but if that sense of loss is balanced with positive habits and actions, there is a way to continue having a healthy lifestyle as you age. 

Healthy aging is a combination of finding new things you enjoy, adapting to change, staying physically and mentally healthy, and feeling connected to your community and loved ones. For a lot of people, aging brings anxieties and worries about the unknown and the next phase of their life, but these tips can help you maintain your physical and emotional health, whatever your age or circumstances.

Tip 1: Learn to Cope with Change

  • Focus on the things you’re grateful for
  • Acknowledge and express your feelings
  • Accept the things you can’t change
  • Take daily action to deal with life’s challenges

Tip 2: Stay Connected

  • Dedicate time every week to spend time with friends and family
  • Make an effort with new friends and people
  • Volunteer in your community
  • Find support groups in times of change 

Tip 3: Get Active 

  • Keep up your exercise regime
  • Eat a balanced 80/20 diet
  • Sleep!
  • Take vitamins that supply you with key nutrients you may be missing in your diet

Tip 4: Keep your Mind Sharp

  • Work on something new everyday
  • Try different variations of what you know
  • Listen to informative podcasts or TV shows
  • Read!