Information can help us maintain or improve our general health, gain a better understanding of a potential health problem, or understand more about a health problem we have today. As we advance in age, understanding where to find and how to use such information becomes increasingly important to our well-being and the quality of our lives. Below are brief excerpts from on-line articles that address these topics along with links to the full articles and other related information and resources carried on the source website.
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- What Web M.D. has to say about keeping healthy:
“Find yourself losing interest in exercising and eating a healthy diet? Maybe you were gung ho for a few weeks and then your get-in-shape determination quickly faded — and you went back to your old, bad health habits.
What if instead of making mega-changes with the all-or-nothing approach to weight loss and good health, you resolve to tackle a few simple changes at a time? Studies show that the health and weight loss habits that have the best chance of lasting are the ones that call for minor, doable changes.”
See the full discussion at: http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/10-motivational-tips-to-keep-you-healthy
- Eating well as you age:
“Healthy eating as you age: Feeding your body, mind and soul – -Remember the old adage, you are what you eat? Make it your motto. When you choose a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins you’ll feel vibrant and healthy, inside and out.
See the article at: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/eating-well-as-you-age.htm
- AARP on keeping your brain healthy and active:
“Age Proof Your Brain — 10 easy ways to keep your mind fit forever”
See the AARP Magazine article at: http://www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/info-01-2012/boost-brain-health.html
- What U.S. Government Agencies have to say about chronic disease and staying healthy as you age:
“Research has shown that poor health does not have to be an inevitable consequence of aging. Older adults who practice healthy behaviors, take advantage of clinical preventive services, and continue to engage with family and friends are more likely to remain healthy, live independently, and incur fewer health-related costs.”
Access the full U.S. Center For Disease Control website at: http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/aging.htm