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  1. Keys to Embracing Aging

  2. May You Make it to a Healthy 100!

  3. 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

  4. Attitude is Everything • Accept change • Get over negative stereotypes • Watch out for depression • Do things that make you happy

  5. Get Fit: Physical Activity and Exercise • Four Types of Exercise • Balance • Endurance • Strength Training • Flexibility/Stretching • Amount of Exercise • 150 Minutes of exercise per week (minimum)

  6. Get Fit: Physical Activity and Exercise 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

  7. Brain Health • Being Social • Mental Stimulation • Physical Activity • Nutrition • Sleep

  8. Be Social • Meaningful Relationships, Social Experiences, and Activities • Staying Connected to the World by Tuning in to the Times

  9. Tune in to the Time

  10. Practice Being Safe • Home Security • Medication Literacy • Exercise • Fall Avoidance • Travel Safety • Cons and Scams

  11. Know your Numbers • Cholesterol • Triglycerides • Blood Pressure • Blood Sugar • BMI (Body Mass Index) • Waist Circumstance • Minutes of Physical Activity

  12. Manage Your Stress Change the situation • Avoid the stressor. • Alter the stressor. Change your reaction • Accept the stressor. • Adapt to the stressor.

  13. Manage Your Stress • 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

  14. Basic Financial Affairs • Budget Development • Money Management • Wise Use of Credit • Consumer Protection • Saving Goals

  15. Sleep Tight Sleep is Important: • Learning and Memory • Metabolism and Weight • Safety • Mood • Heart Health • Disease Prevention

  16. Sleep Tight 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.

  17. Take Time for You • Find things that are Important • Make a bucket list • Make a plan • Be Passionate • Take at least 10 minutes a day for you

  18. Aging is an inevitable process… But by embracing a healthy lifestyle throughout life you will have a greater ability to engineer a positive approach to the aging process.