10 Ways to Age Gracefully
Eat a well-balanced diet, choose foods high in fiber, and drink eight glasses of water a day.
Exercise helps lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. Exercise strengthens your lungs, heart and bones. It keeps joints flexible, keeps muscles strong, gives more energy, reduces stress, anxiety and depression and improves balance.
Retirement, death of friends and family, chronic illness, loneliness and financial concerns can trigger depression. You may need to be treated with medication, counseling or other support. Talk to people you can trust.
If an injury or fall should occur, it should be evaluated and treated promptly.
See Your Doctor
Women as they age should continue to get yearly checkups and let their doctors know all the medications, vitamins and natural remedies that they are taking.