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Healthy Aging Tips

At the age of 101, Roger Gentilhomme is traveling the world to play competitive tennis. Esther Tuttle is still working as an actress at the age of 99. And they're not the only ones: today, more people are living to 100 and beyond than ever before. Ensure your later years are as enjoyable, healthy, and productive as possible with these tips from Martha Stewart Center for Living medical director Dr. Audrey Chun.

  • Stay active. It's never too late to start a fitness routine.

  • Eat a healthy diet that contains whole grains and lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • Engage in social interactions: Join a club, continue to work or volunteer, and talk with people of all different ages.

  • Limit alcohol consumption.

  • Maintain a healthy weight.

  • Visit the doctor regularly, and educate yourself about any chronic conditions you may have.

  • Keep a positive attitude. Accept what cannot be changed, and work at improving what can.

Resources
For more information on healthy aging and elder care, visit aarp.org, caregiver.org, eldercare.gov, familycaregiving101.org, medicare.gov/caregivers, and nextstepincare.org.

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  • danieldm 13 Feb, 2011

    Good points! My favorite one is 'keep a positive attitude'. I think this must have a very big impact on not only the length but the quality of our years. I've also heard it referred to as an 'attitude of gratitude' - I like that!

    I've come up with a few of my own <a href="http://hubpages.com/hub/Healthy-Aging-Tips-to-Stay-Young">healthy aging tips</a> that may be of interest.

    Thanks for an informative and useful story.

  • danieldm 13 Feb, 2011

    Good points! My favourite is the last one: keep a positive attitude. An 'attitude of gratitude' an old friend used to say - I like that! A great attitude can contribute not only to the length of our life but to the quality of those years as

    I came up with my own <a href="http://hubpages.com/hub/Healthy-Aging-Tips-to-Stay-Young">healthy aging tips</a> that may be of interest as well.

    Thanks for an informative and interesting story.

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