September is Healthy Aging Month, a month dedicated to helping individuals gain a more positive outlook about growing older. It is never too late toconsider a healthier lifestyle, this month is the time to celebrate life.
For the past twenty years, the month of September has been recognized as Healthy Aging Month, an annual occurrence to raise awareness about the positive aspects of growing older. As the numbers of people age 45 and older grows every year, the focus of September’s Healthy Aging Month is to inspire these adults to improve their overall health and well-being. Healthy aging includes more than just one’s physical wellness; rather it also encompasses a healthy mental, social, and financial state.
Tips for Reinventing Yourself during September Is Healthy Aging Month:
Get Those Annual Check-Ups
Make this month the time to set up your annual physical and other health screenings. Go to the appointments and then, you can stop worrying about ailments for a while.
It’s important to keep both your mind and body active and stimulated. Make sure you make time for hobbies or experiences that make you HAPPY. Experts recommend at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week, but you DON’T have to do all 30 minutes at once. Try walking for 15 minutes twice each day or for 10 minutes 3 times a day.
Keep your mind exercised by reading, learning a new skill, and researching something that interest you. Perhaps develop a hobby, as it is never too late to expand on a particular curiosity you may have had for some time now.
Stay close contact with friends and family. Take a moment to write, email, call someone daily or look to participate on a video conference call for a unique approach to staying connected.