September is a perfect time to celebrate Healthy Aging Month since it is the time after summer when many people think about starting new tasks. Drawing on the “back to school” urge embedded in everyone from childhood, the month’s observance activities are designed to encourage people to rejuvenate and get going on positive measures that can impact physical, social, financial and mental wellness.
Are you a vibrant, active 45-plus who is taking charge of your life, following your passion, and who is happily looking forward to what’s next in life?
To get you started improving yourself, here are some ideas; maybe you will find some that will help you to think outside the box:
Do not act your age or at least what you think how your age should act. Picture yourself at the best year of your life and be it!
Stay positive in your conversations and actions every day.
Drop negativity! If you have negative friends who always complain, stay away from them. Surround yourself with happy, positive people.
Get annual check-ups done. Use this month to set up your annual physical check-up.
How is your smile? Research shows people who smile more often are happier. Your teeth are just as important to your health as the rest of your body. It is the first thing that people notice, and good oral health is a gateway to your overall well being. Oral Wellness, Whole Health! Go to your dentist on a regular basis and consider smile rejuvenation. Whitening your teeth is a good place to start.
Lonely? Stop complaining and do something about it. Pick up the phone and make a call to: volunteer your time, take a class or invite someone for lunch, dinner or coffee.
Walk 10 000 steps a day. Start walking not only for your health, but to see neighbors. Have a dog? It’s amazing how the dog can be a conversation starter. Make a goal to walk 10 000 steps a day, even 15 000 if you want to lose some weight. You can do it!
Remember Age is a state of Mind, not a number.