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Keys to Embracing Aging. May You Make it to a Healthy 100!. Establishing healthy lifestyle behaviors throughout your life influences optimal aging. Attitude is Everything Eating Healthy Get Fit Brain Health Be Social Tune-in to the Times. Stay Safe Know Your Numbers Manage Your Stress

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Establishing healthy lifestyle behaviors throughout your life influences optimal aging
Establishing healthy lifestyle behaviors throughout your life influences optimal aging

  • Attitude is Everything

  • Eating Healthy

  • Get Fit

  • Brain Health

  • Be Social

  • Tune-in to the Times

  • Stay Safe

  • Know Your Numbers

  • Manage Your Stress

  • Financial Affairs

  • Sleep Tight

  • Take Time for You


Attitude is everything
Attitude is Everything life influences optimal aging

  • Accept change

  • Get over negative stereotypes

  • Watch out for depression

  • Do things that make you happy


Get fit physical activity and exercise
Get Fit: Physical Activity and Exercise life influences optimal aging

  • Four Types of Exercise

    • Balance

    • Endurance

    • Strength Training

    • Flexibility/Stretching

  • Amount of Exercise

    • 150 Minutes of exercise per week (minimum)


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Get Fit: Physical Activity and Exercise life influences optimal aging

Ways to Include Physical Activity in your Life

  • Make it a priority

  • Make it easy

  • Make it social

  • Make it interesting

  • Make it fun

  • Make it an active decision—Exercise doesn’t just happen, you have to make it happen


Brain health
Brain Health life influences optimal aging

  • Being Social

  • Mental Stimulation

  • Physical Activity

  • Nutrition

  • Sleep


Be social
Be Social life influences optimal aging

  • Meaningful Relationships, Social Experiences, and Activities

  • Staying Connected to the World by Tuning in to the Times


Tune in to the time
Tune in to the Time life influences optimal aging


Practice being safe
Practice Being Safe life influences optimal aging

  • Home Security

  • Medication Literacy

  • Exercise

  • Fall Avoidance

  • Travel Safety

  • Cons and Scams


Know your numbers
Know your Numbers life influences optimal aging

  • Cholesterol

  • Triglycerides

  • Blood Pressure

  • Blood Sugar

  • BMI (Body Mass Index)

  • Waist Circumstance

  • Minutes of Physical Activity


Manage your stress
Manage Your Stress life influences optimal aging

Change the situation

  • Avoid the stressor.

  • Alter the stressor.

    Change your reaction

  • Accept the stressor.

  • Adapt to the stressor.


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Manage Your Stress life influences optimal aging

  • Identify Stress in your life

    • Good Stress vs. Bad Stress

  • Healthy Ways to Manage Stress

    • Avoid unnecessary stress

    • Alter the situation

    • Adapt to the stressor

    • Accept the things you can not change

    • Make time for you

    • Adopt a healthy lifestyle


Basic financial affairs
Basic Financial Affairs life influences optimal aging

  • Budget Development

  • Money Management

  • Wise Use of Credit

  • Consumer Protection

  • Saving Goals


Sleep tight
Sleep Tight life influences optimal aging

Sleep is Important:

  • Learning and Memory

  • Metabolism and Weight

  • Safety

  • Mood

  • Heart Health

  • Disease Prevention


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Sleep Tight life influences optimal aging

Recommendations to Help you Sleep:

  • Use your bed for sleep and sex only

  • Restrict time in bed if time spent in bed is lying awake

  • Exercise in the afternoon… or early evening…not within a few hours of bedtime

  • Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol at least 3-4 hours before going to bed

  • Try to go to bed at the same time every night…and wake up at the same time every morning

  • Keep in mind that daytime naps affect nighttime sleep.


Take time for you
Take Time for You life influences optimal aging

  • Find things that are Important

  • Make a bucket list

  • Make a plan

  • Be Passionate

  • Take at least 10 minutes a day for you


Aging is an inevitable process
Aging is an inevitable process… life influences optimal aging

But by embracing a healthy lifestyle throughout life you will have a greater ability to engineer a positive approach to the aging process.


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