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5 Healthy Aging Tips for Women

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Healthy aging involves good habits like eating healthyavoiding common medication mistakes, managing health conditions, getting recommended screenings, and being active.  FDA has tips to help you age fabulously. 

1. Eat a Healthy Diet

Good nutrition and food safety are especially important for older adults. As you age, you may be more susceptible to foodborne illness and food poisoning. You also need to make sure you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Follow these tips to help you make wise food choices and practice safe food handling.

2. Avoid Common Medication Mistakes

Medicines can treat health problems and help you live a long, healthy life. When used incorrectly, medicines can also cause serious health problems. Use these resources to help you make smart choices about the prescription and over-the-counter medicines you take.

 

3. Manage Health Conditions

It is important that you work with your healthcare provider to manage health conditions like diabetes, osteoporosis, and high blood pressure. Learn more about the medicines and devices used to treat these common health problems.

 

4. Get Screened

Health screenings are an important way to help recognize health problems -- sometimes before you show any signs or symptoms. Ask your healthcare provider which health screenings are right for you and find out how often you should get screened.

 

5. Be Active

Exercise and physical activity can help you stay fit and strong. You don't have to go to a gym to exercise. Talk to your healthcare provider about safe ways that you can be active. Check out these resources from FDA and our government partners.

 

Page Last Updated: 12/15/2015
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