Tips for Successful and Healthy Aging

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Develop a positive attitude; have a sense of humor.

Taking the following actions now, while you are still young, may help you enjoy a healthier, longer life:
  • Maintain a healthy weight and eat a nutritious, low-fat diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Be physically active; exercise daily.
  • Do not smoke, drink too much alcohol, or abuse other drugs.
  • Manage stress; take time to relax daily. Have regular physical examinations.
  • Adopt safer sex practices.
  • Do not drive while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs; always wear a seat belt in vehicles.
  • Protect your skin and eyes from sunlight.
  • Obtain enough sleep.
  • Be concerned about your safety at home, work, or play.
  • Maintain social networks with your family and friends.
  • Be flexible; expect changes.
  • Develop a positive attitude; have a sense of humor.
  • Find opportunities to learn new skills or information.
  • Get involved with living while accepting your mortality.
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