Even in the absence of specific diseases or conditions, the normal aging process requires
special attention to our health. The good news is that it is never too late to benefit from preventive care.
Your first step towards a healthy lifestyle is making an appointment with your family doctor. Together, you and your doctor can create a preventive care plan.
Eat a healthy diet, watch your weight, get some exercise and stay current on appropriate vaccinations, such as for the seasonal flu, and you will enjoy a higher quality of life.
Your first step in adopting a healthier lifestyle is a visit with your doctor. Your doctor will evaluate your general health and recommend appropriate levels of activity and other considerations.
If you have health issues, including chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart problems or other medical concerns, pay attention to your doctor’s advice, especially as it relates to physical activity and medications.
Some changes in your body are a natural part of aging. Your body functions less efficiently making concerns such as weight gain more challenging.
You and your doctor can work out a personalized guide to a healthy lifestyle that will reduce the possibility of future serious medical problems. Here are some of the steps:
Preventive Care Tips for Seniors
On concluding your visit, be sure you understand what your doctor has recommended. Understand both the effects desired and any major side effects.
The bottom line is whenever you visit your doctor, it is important to take responsibility for your health and become part of the solution, and to maximize and organize your visit. With this approach you will find that your old one-way street has turned into a bright open highway for health — yours!