EVERY DAY HEALTH wrote an online article back in 2016 on the topic of aging and health. Aging can bring many health challenges for seniors, however, by being aware of chronic conditions, steps can be taken to help protect yourself and live a healthier and more full life.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has data that supports the idea that once a person reaches 65 today, they can live another 19.3 years. But those with chronic health conditions, careful management of the disease(s) is an absolute must in order to stay healthy.
Dr. Jeanne Wei, MD is the executive director of the Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas. She and her team, which includes a geriatrician and a doctor who specializes in health and aging, are providing information on how to live better with chronic health conditions. Dr. Wei states that making healthy choices such as, quitting smoking, losing weight, staying acting, and eating healthy, are the best places to start.
Next week we will list the Top 15 Health Concerns for seniors, according to the CDC.