Aging & Dietary Supplements (cont.)

What Else Can I Do?

Here's what one active older person does:

When Pearl was nearing 60, she was concerned about remaining healthy and active as she aged. She began to exercise. Now she takes a long, brisk walk 3 or 4 times a week. In bad weather, she joins the mall walkers at the local shopping mall. In good weather, she also works in her garden. She had long since stopped smoking. Pearl tries to follow a healthy diet. She reads the newspaper everyday. She's even learning how to use a computer and keeps in touch with her family by email, as well as phone calls. She always wears a seatbelt when in a car. Last month, she danced at her granddaughter's wedding. Pearl is now 84 years old.

Try following Pearl's example-stick to a healthy diet, exercise, keep your mind active, don't smoke, and see your doctor regularly.

For additional information, please visit the Senior Health Center and Nutrition Center.

Source: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Aging

Last Editorial Review: 3/20/2006