Many people think that getting older means becoming sick and disabled but most older people are healthy and active.
You need to think about:
- Good nutrition
- Exercise and physical activity
- Moderate alcohol consumption
- Stoping smoking
- Mental stimulation
- Social contacts
- Managing any health problems
One of the best ways to maintain good health is to keep using whatever is still working. And work on improving the things that aren't working so well.
This checklist suggests things you can do to help you stay healthy and active. Take a few minutes to check if there are changes you can make.
Do you want more information?
For more information on physical fitness and exercise visit Fitness for the Over 50's.
For information on a healthy diet visit Healthy Active Older People.