Healthy Aging for the Elderly

By: Avery S.

Eating Habits

As you age, it becomes more and more critical for you to make sure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs. It's good to have a variety of foods to eat every day, instead of sticking to routine foods. This can help reduce the chance of getting heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and bone loss. Tips to help keep a healthy body would be: using less salt, start eating whole wheat bread, eating more fruits and veggies, and seeing a doctor regularly.


For bodies that are becoming weaker, it is important not to strain yourself. It may be common to see seniors walk-jogging around your neighborhood. This is a healthy way to keep your heart rate up without hurting your body. Another way to stay healthy is stretching. This helps prevent not pulling any muscles.

Helping your Mind

Many elderly people develop diseases such as Alzheimer's. This causes extreme memory loss. Just like exercising your body, you should do the same for your brain. Different ways to improve your thinking would be: doing mind puzzles like crosswords, socializing with people around you, stay organized, and get enough sleep.

Smoking and Drinking

You may know this already, but when you get older it is stressed. Don't smoke. Older generations may ignore this because it took longer for them to realize this is bad for them. It is even important to stay away from second hand smoke.


Medicine has improved so much over the past 100 years. The average death age has drastically increased. Now we have vaccines, and allergy medication, and pain meds. No matter what you're feelings, there's something you can take to help you feel better. It's important to have vaccines taken care so that you don't come down with a sickness that can really affect your life.