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Healthy Aging 101: Our Expert Recommendations

As you’re starting to find yourself entering the golden years of being a baby boomer, there are some things you can do to help stay ahead of the effects of aging. Healthy living starts with healthy aging, including finding ways to eat better, live better, and make improvements in your lifestyle.

At Impact Medical Bradenton, we understand the importance of taking the proper steps forward in your daily life so that you can continue to thrive well after 55. Here are our expert recommendations for healthy aging:

Eat Well

When you start paying attention to what you’re putting into your body and how it affects you, you’ll soon discover the power of healthy eating. Eating the right amount of nutrients can help prevent heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and even osteoporosis. Start adding nutrient-rich foods into your diet and removing ones that are preservative and carb-heavy. Things like fruit and veggies make great snack alternatives! 

Get Physical

Getting out of the house and enjoying the Florida sunshine is a great way to keep thriving after 55’ing. Taking time for exercise helps increase your cognitive function and awareness and boosts your mood all at the same time. 

Prevent Injuries

The older you get, the higher risk of fall you have. With things like vision issues, medications, and normal aging health issues, you can start finding it a little harder to get around. However, by taking precautions like using nightlights in hallways or installing grab bars in your bathroom or shower, you can prevent injuries and keep yourself healthy longer. 

Regularly Check Your Eyesight

Take the time to make regular appointments to monitor and address any vision changes that arise as you age. In addition, getting a good night’s sleep helps your eyes heal, clean themselves, and get the blood flowing to them. 

Connect And Socialize

Human beings thrive on connection, and one of the best ways to help you age healthily is to stay connected with friends and family. So, get out and socialize regularly and discover a better quality of life you didn’t think possible. 

Whether you’re worried about chronic pain from injuries or your mobility, the key to age healthily is to take part in an active and healthy lifestyle. Spend time with friends and family or get out and walk around Bradenton in the beautiful weather. Whatever you choose to do to help you thrive, the healing specialists at Impact Medical are here to help you live your best life even after 55.