MONTHLY HEALTH FOCUS:
Age is just a number
Aging-it's probably not what you expected. But how you age is up to you. Whether you have a chronic condition or are feeling fine, you can always improve your health by making small changes. It's never too late to make choices that can make you feel better both mentally and physically. Find out what changes to expect as you age and what you can do to feel your best and stay healthy. What you learn may surprise you. When you know the facts, getting older can mean getting better and feeling better than ever. Here's to your health at every age!
Build your bones
As you age, your bones can become weaker. Weight-bearing exercise is one of the ways you can take care of your bones. Keep your bones healthy by getting off the couch and moving around. Exercise like walking, jogging, climbing, dancing, or lifting weights helps build and maintain your bones. Find out how little time it takes each day to help prevent breaking bones as you get older.
Sleep patterns naturally change as you age. You may sleep fewer hours and take longer to fall asleep. If you have a long-lasting sleep problem, you could put yourself at risk of serious health problems. But getting older doesn't mean you have to feel tired all the time. Rest easy-there are many things you can try to help you get a good night's sleep. Did you know that regular exercise and sunshine may help you sleep better? Read on for a list of tips that can help you get the rest that you need.
Can you hear me now?
If your doctor has suggested a hearing aid as one of your treatment options for hearing loss, you may not want to hear it. But remember, today's hearing aids aren't built like your grandfather's. Explore your options. How you want to live with your hearing loss is your decision. If you need some help in deciding whether or not you should get a hearing aid, this decision aid tool can help you get the facts, explore your feelings, and make the choice that's right for you.