The Key to Aging Gracefully

The Key to Aging Gracefully

We all aspire to age gracefully. It may not always feel easy, but if you manage to follow to a few key lifestyle guidelines then you are well on your way to developing the positive routines to help you along the way.

Researchers point to several key factors that promote a healthy lifestyle. These lifestyle essentials can help contribute to longevity of life. They include, having a positive outlook, rolling with the changes that life throws at you, developing meaningful relationships, having a healthy diet and staying active.

Incorporating small, healthful changes into your daily routine does not have to be a chore, and there are many wellness programs and events available here at The Merion to motivate you toward a positive lifestyle journey.

May is Older Americans Month. It is also National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and the 25th marks the 23rd annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day. This program was developed with the goal to help keep older Americans healthy and fit through a variety of local health and fitness related activities in communities around the nation.

Always set for the last Wednesday in May, National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults, providing the motivation to get out and get going. This year’s theme: ‘Improve Your Health for a Better Self!’ is estimated to impact around 100,000 older adults in activities including fitness walks, low-impact exercises, health screenings, health information workshops, and much more.

So whether you are looking to jump-start a foray into healthy living, or you are well on your way, devoting time to your own well-being is the most graceful thing you can do!