September is Healthy Aging Month!

Healthy Aging Month is an annual observance designed to focus Seniors at Home - Seniors’ attention on the positive aspects of getting older! It is meant to provide inspiration to adults over 50 years of age to improve their physical, mental, and social well being.

Stand up straight, start smiling, saunter don’t shuffle! Paul McCartney of the Beatles is 74 years young, and after 59 years of songwriting and performing, is still living the dream. You can too.

The trick is to live better not just longer. Start here:

     1)  Be positive in your conversation and actions, stop whining and complaining

     2)  Exercise for both your body and your brain, try yoga

     3)  Volunteer if you are not working, get engaged with a cause

     4)  Make new friends and rekindle relationships with old friends

     5)  Find fiber

     6)  Spice up your cooking and cuisine, try the Mediterranean Diet

     7)  Make getting a good night sleep sacred

     8)  Use mind over memory – make a list

     9)  Beat the blues – don’t dwell on the past, get help for depression

     10) Discuss your drugs with the doctor – cut down on prescriptions you don’t need anymore

brain gameRemember that how you age is within your control. Choosing a healthy lifestyle will help you age gracefully. More great ideas from the editors of Healthy Aging® Magazine can be found here:

Contact Us: Home Health Services from a private duty agency such as Regal include much more than merely assistance with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). We can customize a plan of care that includes exercise and nutrition that fits your needs and preferences as well as your personality and pocketbook. For more information on the depth and breadth of our services, and how we can help keep you or a Senior loved one as healthy and independent as possible, please contact Ferial Andre, RN, CCM, CDP, at 561-499-8382 or

This article is not intended as medical advice

Thursday, September 8, 2016 @ 05:09 PM