Our friends over at the National Institute of Aging have put together a pretty awesome list of benefits that as you age, healthy eating and exercise can improve the following:
- Increase mental acuteness
- Help resist disease and injury
- Offer faster recovery
- Yield higher energy levels
- Boost a functioning immune system
- Provide better management of chronic health problems
So what can you do?First, speak to your doctor about your current eating and exercise routine. Get their recommendations. The National Institute of Aging promotes these basic things: Eat smart – less salt, more fiber, more fruits and veggies. Add exercise into your daily schedule (30 minutes). Drink plenty of liquids like water, juice, milk, and soup. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty. Try to add liquids throughout the day. Don’t smoke. Get plenty of sleep each night. Don’t drink or drink in moderation.
At FirstLight Home Care we believe in eating right and getting our daily exercise. We know from our own Nurse Gina that how we care for ourselves today will help us age gracefully.
Start today. What else do you feel healthier eating and exercise do for you? Feel free to leave us a comment.