Introduction To Healthy Living

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An Introduction to living well.

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Introduction To Healthy Living

  1. 1. Healthy Living Aging well in a changing society
  2. 2. 6 ways to age well <ul><li>physical </li></ul><ul><li>social </li></ul><ul><li>vocational </li></ul><ul><li>spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>intellectual </li></ul><ul><li>emotional </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ Normal Aging” <ul><li>Brain </li></ul><ul><li>Heart & Lungs </li></ul><ul><li>Kidneys & Bladder </li></ul><ul><li>Body fat </li></ul><ul><li>Skin & hair </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles and bones </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes and ears </li></ul><ul><li>Immune system </li></ul>http://www.womenshealth.gov/pub/the-healthy-woman/index.cfm
  4. 4. Wow, What can I do?
  5. 5. Bone Health <ul><li>Calcium (1200 mg) & Vitamin D (400 – 600 IU) daily </li></ul><ul><li>Weight bearing activity 3+ week </li></ul><ul><li>Strength training exercise 2+ week </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility work 3+ week </li></ul><ul><li>Limit alcohol and don’t smoke </li></ul>
  6. 6. Brain health <ul><li>Lower cholesterol & high blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy weight </li></ul><ul><li>Control diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Remain social </li></ul><ul><li>Stay connected </li></ul><ul><li>Read, puzzles, games and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for changes in mental health </li></ul>
  7. 7. Body Health <ul><li>Maintain good diet with fiber & liquids </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your meds </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your doctor about changes from aging </li></ul><ul><li>Keep wellness diary </li></ul>
  8. 8. Summary <ul><li>Keep active physically & mentally </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain balanced diet with fruits, veggies, fiber and lots of water </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal alcohol use and quit smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Control chronic diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Take medicines as directed </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in touch with family, friends & doctor </li></ul>

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