Healthy aging is not a myth

As we age, we are more vulnerable to developing diabetes, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, dementia, Alzheimer’s and other illnesses. Family history, unhealthy diet practices and many other factors increase the risk of attracting one or more of these debilitating diseases. Many experts suggest a combination of proper nutrition, regular exercises, management and prevention of diseases are a must for the aging US population.

This calls for regular consultation with their healthcare professionals such as a physician and pharmacist. They can help you to better manage diseases as well as help you with preventive medications.

Proper nutrition including avoidance of overeating and other unhealthy habits provide seniors with the ability to fight diseases. Proper balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat and others are important for healthy aging. It is best to avoid processed food that we love to eat because they are easy to prepare. Your diet should include omega 3-fatty acid which shown great benefits to aging population by promoting heart health, immune function and promote eye and dental health.

Active lifestyle should include a daily exercise routine whether it is walking or any other method. If you are not used to a program, start slow and gradually increase the intensity and frequency.