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Celebrating Lots of Birthdays – Aging Well

Celebrating Lots of Birthdays – Aging Well  6/16/17Many things have been said about aging.  Some are wise, some are clever, some are funny, some are sad.  The truth is, aging happens, from the very beginning. 

Perhaps you or someone you know wishes it was possible to turn back time and slow the signs of aging.  The good news is there are ways of being proactive in making lifestyle choices that can help us age with vigor and energy.  And it’s never too early to start!  Aging Well resources from NDSU Extension can be found online at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/aging

Dr. Rick Henriksen, M.D. at University of Utah Health Care states, “Some of the keys to wellness as you get older are strength, balance and full movement. This will help prevent injury during everyday activities and allow for recreation throughout your life.”

We often hear, “It’s never too late,” to do this or that.  As a preface on their “Anti-Aging Checklist,” University of Utah Health Care advises, “It’s never too early to incorporate healthy lifestyle changes.”  The checklist they developed is practical and realistic with “simple things you can do today to keep your body around for years to come.” It can be found online at https://healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/images/Checklist_to_Age_Well.pdf

They also offer a very short, ten question Senior Fitness Quiz online.   Included in that quiz is the following statement, written as a true/false question:  “As we get older, we should limit our physical activities because they can be too taxing on our bodies.”  That statement is false, and the explanation is provided on the quiz, found at  https://healthcare.utah.edu/healthlibrary/related/doc.php?type=40&id=SeniorFitnessQuiz 

Source:  https://healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/postings/2016/11/checklist-aging-tips.php

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