Celebrating Healthy Aging Month
I recently took a look at a website that tried to determine your real age compared to your chronological age. I was pleased to see that it covered a variety of areas related to positive stress management. This sparked some interesting reflection regarding healthy aging.
What are some of the positive traits that aid in healthy aging?
Research shows that a healthy genetic background is a good start – but also:
- being positive
- staying active
- being able to relax
- using a sense of humour
- being organized
- involved in hobbies/community
- having a spiritual side
- and striving to be a continuous learner
Studies show that regularly exercising our brains by problem-solving, organizing and prioritizing helps our bodies age healthy. Click to tweet
Beverly’s Hot Tips For Buillding Resiliency and Celebrating Healthy Aging Month:
Besides the obvious of healthy eating, staying hydrated, and regular exercise, one should also be sure to include:
- adequate sleep (usually between 7-9 hours per night – the body best repairs itself when it gets ‘chunked’ sleep )
- regular daily exposure to natural daylight (helps to regulate melatonin and serotonin which can affect mood and energy cycles)
- Regularly exercising our brains by problem-solving, organizing and prioritizing helps our bodies age healthy.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!