While aging can come with many cosmetic, health and personal concerns, it does not have to slow you down or decrease your quality of life. By preventing disease with regular screenings and protecting your health with healthy choices, you can remain active and independent for many years into your adult life. Talk to your primary physician about the steps you can take now to age gracefully and with your good health intact.
- One important component of healthy aging is leading a healthy lifestyle. Things like regular exercise and a well-balanced diet that are important at any age can become especially valuable when you are older, helping to keep your heart and muscles strong.
- With aging often comes an increased risk for developing certain diseases, including cancer. The National Institute of Aging provides more information about cancer for older adults, including the symptoms to watch for and the screenings to schedule.
- Staying hydrated is essential for good health no matter what age you are. Your body needs water to support proper cell and organ function and requires consistent replenishment. Read more about the importance of drinking enough water each day and tips for staying hydrated.
For more information, call Memorial Clinical Associates. Our practice offers exceptional, full-service primary care in the heart of Houston's Memorial communities. Visit us online, or call us today at (713) 407-3067 to schedule an appointment.