A healthy lifestyle is key to healthy aging. These actions can help you stay healthy:
If you live with a chronic illness, talk to your doctor about ways to manage your illness and live a healthy life.
As you get older, a fall can be a serious and costly threat to your health. Fortunately, falls can be prevented.
Stay physically active:
physical activity can improve your strength and balance. Talk to your doctor about the best kind of physical activity for you.
Have your vision checked:
poor vision can increase your risk of falls.
Make your home safer:
keep your floors and stairs well-lit and clear of objects you could trip on.
The Poison Control Center can answer questions about medications. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calls are free and confidential.
Spending time with others can improve your mental and physical health.