The average life expectancy in Arizona is 76 years old, and as individuals live longer, the number of older adults in the population is growing. As you age, your mental and physical abilities may begin to decline and change how you live. Creating and using healthy habits may prevent health problems and help you make the most of your life.
Below are some tips for healthy aging:
Eat and Drink Healthy
- Make healthy choices by including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, and water in your diet.
- It’s never too late to be active. Being active can prevent, delay, and help manage chronic diseases while improving balance and stamina and reducing the risk of falling. Aim for moderate physical activity by walking 20-30 minutes a day, and some muscle-strengthening activities, like taking the stairs or carrying groceries, at least two days a week.
- Tobacco can increase the likelihood of having cancer, heart disease, lung disease, and many other chronic health conditions. For more information about the negative impacts of smoking, check out our previous article here. If you use tobacco, take the first step towards quitting by calling 1-800-784-8669 for free help.