The aging process is a natural part of life, and growing old is not something to deny, avoid or be afraid of. However, taking some simple steps now – no matter what your age – can help to make the physical and mental changes that accompany aging easier to handle.
Regular exercise is an important step in the right direction, and one that can help lessen the risk of disease, promote quality sleep and increase energy. Daily physical activity completes an optimum approach to aging well, along with a sound diet, activities that stimulate your mind and maintaining social connections.
Make sure that whatever type of exercise (or exercises) you decide to engage in, your body receives a workout for the heart, as well as for bones and muscles. Walking, strength training, yoga and T’ai Chi are some good choices; talk with your physician about options that are best for you.