It is Heathy Aging Month!
This month is the 30th annual observance of Healthy Aging Month! This month focuses national attention on the positive aspects of growing older, particularly among adults ages 45-plus, and has a mission of encouraging everyone to take personal responsibility for their health.
How to Celebrate
September truly is the best time for Healthy Aging Month to be celebrated. That “back to school” feeling never really goes away, so this month can be dedicated to creating new, healthy routines. Not to mention, it is always helpful to have a refresher on healthy habits as we get ready to head into the holiday season.
Listed below are ways you can celebrate Healthy Month and kickstart your healthy aging habits that will last a lifetime!
- Look for Events to Join: There are so many events happening this month! Check out your local community center or ask your employer what healthy aging events are being held this month and how to join.
- Start an Exercise Regime: Physical activity is the best way to ensure your body ages well. This month, join a gym, sign up for a virtual workout platform such as Peloton, or hire a personal trainer so you can make physical activity a part of your daily routine. Make sure to talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise regime.
- Try Something New: Learning is an excellent tool to keep your mind active and promote heathy aging. Consider taking up a new hobby, learning a new language or taking a class to learn a new skill.
- Stay Social: Social health is very important aspect of an overall healthy lifestyle. If you notice a lack in your social connections, take charge this month! Join a club, set a schedule to see your friends and family more often, start volunteering, etc.
- Schedule Your Appointments Now: Regular checkups with your doctor and preventative screenings ensure you catch any possible health concerns early. To learn more about the importance of checkups and preventive screenings, visit our past blog posts!
Remember, it is never too early or too late to start creating healthy habits and making changes to your daily routine. or more information, visit HealthyAging.net!