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.