How to stay healthy and fit as you get older

You’re right that there are many different ways to stay healthy and fit.

One of the most important habits you can develop is good nutrition rich in whole food including fruits and vegetables, whole grains and legumes, lean meats, fish, and poultry. You can also choose from a range of supplements that are safe and effective for your body such as vitamin D (from sun exposure), calcium, magnesium, omega 3 fatty acids, probiotics, and antioxidants.

Ultimately if you have a strong body, strong mind, and strong spirit it will be easier for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle in old age.

Effective Exercise

The most effective exercise for your health is simply to exercise regularly. It’s true, you can improve your overall health by exercising. But exercise is not the fountain of youth. Exercise doesn’t boost your immune system or protect brain cells from degeneration.

If you want to live long, healthy lives, you need to focus on more than just exercising. You need to eat well and get enough sleep, too.

Healthy Diet

The first step to getting fit is to begin a healthy diet. There are so many diets out there and each one has a different focus, so it’s important to choose one that fits your lifestyle. A healthy diet is one that doesn’t focus on calories but instead focuses on eating balanced meals throughout the day. This will allow you to get the nutrition you need as well as keep your weight in check.

One of our favorite books is Eat Strong by David Zinczenko (ISBN 978-1-60848-741-8). It’s a complete guide for anyone who wants to follow a healthy diet.

Social Connections

As we get older, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to continue enjoying an active, fulfilled life. You can do this by focusing on habits such as regular exercise, proper nutrition, and staying socially active.
Here are some of the benefits of social connection:

• It improved cognitive performance and reduced the risk of cognitive decline.

• Reduced death rate from all causes (including cardiovascular diseases).

• Improvements in brain health including memory, cognitive improvement/decline, and independence.

• Increased social network length by as much as 700% (over 6 months).


In order to keep your mind and body strong, it is important that you work out regularly to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It requires discipline, but you can achieve it if you follow the routine outlined below.
The routine:

• Do some deep breathing exercises for about 20 minutes daily (breathing in and exhaling slowly, exhaling during the inhale, etc.).

• Try to walk at least 30 minutes per day.

• Before getting into your office each day, take a few minutes to stretch.

• Take a power nap should you have time before work or need to catch up on work.

• Drink lots of water throughout the day—it keeps us hydrated and helps us stay energized throughout the day. (Refrigerated beverages may not be as hydrating.)

In addition, eat fruits and vegetables—their high levels of antioxidants in fruits help ensure good health by providing an abundance of vitamins and minerals. These are also good sources of fiber that help keep our bowel movements regular and prevent constipation-related problems like hemorrhoids. Apples are also a great source of fiber because of their low glycemic index (meaning they don’t spike with blood sugar afterward) – so apples make a great snack between meals without affecting your blood sugar too much later on in the day!

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