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What Steps Can You Take to Age as Healthy as Possible? | Qualicare Big Sky

What Steps Can You Take to Age as Healthy as Possible? | Qualicare Big Sky

Let's face it. We all want to do what we can to live a long, healthy life. But sometimes it can be hard to know what's best.

Our team of in-home care providers at Qualicare Big Sky wants to offer your tips on some steps you can take in order to age healthy as possible.

Let's take a look at three ways you can live a longer, healthier life:

Get Regular Exercise

You have heard it repeatedly throughout life. In order to maintain your health, you need to include regular exercise into your daily life. Regular physical activity doesn't just help your physical health, it is also beneficial to your mental health, too.

Therefore, continue to add regular exercise into your day as you age. Doing so can lower your risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Arthritis

Aim to get moving for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week for optimal health.

Eat Healthy Foods

Just as exercise is essential to living a healthy life, so is following nutritional guidelines. It is important to choose wisely when it comes to the foods you eat, as you want to select healthy options and make sure you're getting vital nutrients.

Start incorporating healthier eating habits by filling your plate with:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Lean protein
  • Low-fat dairy

You should limit your intake of added sugars, excess sodium and saturated fat.

Never Stop Learning

Just because you are no longer in school doesn't mean the learning ends. In fact, when you stop learning, you stop improving your cognitive health, which can put you at risk for dementia.

Therefore, it is important to fight back in order to reduce your risk of dementia, which does not need to be a part of aging. 

Start by challenging your mind. It is never too late to take up a new hobby, such as taking dance lessons or learning a new language. Better yet, finally try learning that musical instrument you always wanted to play!

Our in-home care providers at Qualicare Big Sky are here to help you live your life to the fullest! Contact us today for a free in-home assessment.