Healthy Aging

Shayna Vallery & Kaytelyn Purcell

Live a active life

Live a healthy life by eating healthy foods and exercising at least 20 minutes out of each day.
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Maintain your Brain

Never stop learning and challenging your brain.

One in eight older adults (65+) in the United States has Alzheimer's disease, and some cognitive decline is a normal part of aging.

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Get Enough Sleep!

Develop a regular schedule with a bedtime routine. Keep your bedroom dark and noise-free- avoid watching television.

Humans can go longer without food than without sleep. Older adults need just as much sleep as younger adults- seven to nine hours per night- but often get much less. Lack of sleep can cause depression, irritability, increased fall risk, and memory problems.

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Reduce Stress

We cannot entirely avoid stressful situations but we can learn better techniques to cope with stress. Take care of yourself when you are stressed y getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating nutritious foods.

Long term stress can damage brain cells and lead to depression. Stress may also cause memory loss, fatigue,and decreased ability to fight off and recover from infection.

Cultivate your relationships

Maintain communication with your family and friends, especially after a significant loss or life change.

Twenty- eight percent of older adults live alone, and living alone is the strongest risk factor for loneliness.