The older we get, the greater our interest in staying healthy, fit, and strong.
Not surprisingly, this has given birth to an industry that caters to longevity, filled with bold promises of extended life and happiness for seniors.
Often, products are loosely regulated and touted by studies conducted by manufacturers or sponsors.
So where can we find the Fountain of Youth? Read on.
EAT HEALTHY: Rated the best overall diet for the sixth year in a row (U.S. News & World Report) is the Mediterranean Diet. Rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil.
KEEP MOVING: Regular physical activity. Exercise keeps your body fit and your mind sharp, aiding seniors in maintaining independence and mental agility.
REGULAR CHECK-UPS: Why is it important to have regular medical checkups? Regular health checks can help to identify early warning signs of disease or illness. Increasing your chances of successful treatments and healthier aging.
BE CHUMMY: Social engagement is a crucial ingredient in the recipe for longevity. Connecting with family and friends, volunteering or engaging in activities with others contributes to a longer, healthier life.
A BALANCED DIET, REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, ROUTINE HEALTH CHECKS AND SOCIAL CONNECTIONS ARE THE WAY TO A LONGER, HEALTHIER LIFE. JUST DO IT!
Sheila Birnbaum’s professional career has been devoted to enhancing patient care. As the Director of the Patient Advocacy Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Hamilton, NJ, she instituted numerous programs, many which received statewide recognition, including several prestigious rewards.