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10 Beneficios de un estilo de vida saludable para personas de la tercera edad

Mantener un estilo de vida activo con actividades de intensidad moderada a vigorosa, como ejercicio, caminatas y jardinería, puede promover una variedad de beneficios para la salud de las personas mayores. ¡Hable con su proveedor de atención médica sobre estrategias para ayudarlo a vivir su mejor vida!

Add Key Vitamins to Your Diet by Eating These Foods

Vitamins have different jobs to help keep the body working properly. Some vitamins help you resist infections and keep your nerves healthy, while others may help your body get energy from food or help your blood clot properly. Most older adults can get all the nutrients they need from foods. Here are a few examplesContinue reading “Add Key Vitamins to Your Diet by Eating These Foods”

Today at 2:30 p.m. ET! Mental Health and Older Adults: Live Q&A

Join the Mental Health and Older Adults: Live Q&A on Facebook today to learn how mental health plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life! This event will feature experts from NIA, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Visit NIA’s Facebook page at 2:30 p.m. ETContinue reading “Today at 2:30 p.m. ET! Mental Health and Older Adults: Live Q&A”

NIA Video: Tips for Staying Connected as You Age

Everyone needs social connections to survive and thrive. As people age, they often find themselves spending more time alone. Being alone may leave older adults more vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation, which can affect their overall health and well-being. However, there are things they can do to stay connected. Watch this short video for tipsContinue reading “NIA Video: Tips for Staying Connected as You Age”

Add These Healthy Behaviors to Your Routine

Cognitive health — the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember — is an important component of performing everyday activities. A growing body of scientific research suggests certain lifestyle behaviors may support your cognitive health. Consider incorporating these healthy behaviors into your routine: Maintain physical health Manage stress Stay connected with social activities by videoContinue reading “Add These Healthy Behaviors to Your Routine”

Flexibility Exercises 

Stretching can improve your flexibility and help you move more freely. Flexibility exercises may also make it easier for you to reach down to tie your shoes or look over your shoulder when you back your car out of the driveway. Try the ankle stretch exercise demonstrated below. Sit securely toward the edge of aContinue reading “Flexibility Exercises “

High-Tech Tools for Healthier Aging

Beyond smart phones: Applying sensors and devices for healthier aging Yuan Luo, Program Director, and Erika Tarver, Program Analyst, Division of Neuroscience As older adults become more comfortable with using mobile phones, smart watches and fitness trackers, NIA-supported researchers are working to find innovative ways this technology can monitor and improve physical and cognitive health.Continue reading “High-Tech Tools for Healthier Aging”