Last Updated December 8, 2021
There’s no such thing as a fountain of youth, but health and aging experts agree there are things we can do to maintain our health and function as we get older.
Here are some tips from the National Institute on Aging:
Get Moving — People who exercise regularly live longer — and better. Physical activity can help you maintain and improve your strength, balance, brain function, mood and overall well-being.
Eat Right — Good nutrition is part of healthy aging, while an unhealthy diet can increase your risk for some diseases. Make smart food choices, such as choosing nutrient-rich foods over high-calorie foods.
Watch Your Weight — Many health problems are connected to being overweight, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer. Talk with your doctor about any weight concerns.
Stay Connected — Research shows that regularly engaging in social activities can increase levels of happiness, decrease levels of depression, and reduce some health risks to your brain.