Exercise is the main component to healthy aging. As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost your energy, maintain your independence, and help manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. In addition, exercise is good for your body, mind, mood, and memory. Among the many benefits, exercise improves immune function, heart health and blood pressure, as well as strengthens bone density. It also lowers the risk of several chronic diseases including Alzheimer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, and colon cancer. It also improve your strength, flexibility, posture, which in turn helps with balance and coordination, thus reducing the risk of falling. Studies have also proved that exercise improves your sleep (helping you fall asleep more quickly and to sleep more deeply).
As metabolism slows with age, maintaining a healthy weight is a big challenge. Exercise helps increase metabolism by building muscle mass, and by helping to burn more calories. When your body reaches a healthy weight, your overall wellness improves.
Adapted from the National Institute of Aging
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The target of NOGAH Home Care goes beyond assisting with basic needs like bathing, laundry, and house-keeping. We also work tirelessly to support the well-being of our clients. Our caregivers are trained to help with healthy eating practices and to support positive daily activities. Scientific research has shown that daily activities, combined with exercise, a healthy diet, and good nutrition, all greatly impact our lives.
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Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. Studies show that a good diet in later years reduces your risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease and certain cancers. Here are few healthy nutrition tips:
Choose a variety of healthy foods.
Avoid empty calories like foods with lots of calories but few nutrients, such as soda, alcohol, chips, and cookies.
Pick foods that are low in cholesterol and fat (especially saturated and trans fat). Saturated fats are fats that come from animals.
NIH: National Institute on Aging