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Healthy Aging #1

Posted on in Breast Cancer

Healthy AgingSeptember is Healthy Aging Month and what a great time to take a good look at how you are aging and what you can do to take more control of your health.

We all age; some of us age better or slower than others, some age longer than others and we all know someone who doesn’t seem to age at all. What about you?  Broadway Medical works with people of all ages and health types. We have wheelchairs, oxygen supplies, CPAP machines and hundreds of other products for people who are either recovering from or living with an illness or injury, or simply need assistance as they age. We know that every person is different with unique needs, and that’s why we’re here.

How can we assist with your healthy aging? Here are some ideas:

Keep your mind sharp and keep dementia at bay by keeping your mind active. Take a class or go back to school.  Many local community colleges offer classes on hundreds of different subjects and interests. Painting, pottery, photography, cooking, basket weaving, you name it, it’s out there! Check with your local County Extension office. These places are a wealth of information and offer classes, many of which are either free or very affordable. Call them or search online.

Consider college courses. Non-traditional student numbers are growing on campuses across the country. These more experienced students are prized by teachers for the better attitudes, love of learning and input they offer in class. Many courses are offered at night and online that accommodate busy schedules or people who may have problems with mobility.

Shut off the TV! TV is a passive activity that can actually dull our brains. Instead try reading a book, doing puzzles, going to hear a lecture or even listening to books on tape. It’s okay to have some TV in your life (news and educational programs) but watching rich, bored housewives fighting and getting “bleeped” is not good for the brain…or anything else.

Check your sleep habits. Getting good sleep and enough sleep is hard to do if you are living with sleep apnea. Get a sleep test and if the doctor recommends a CPAP machine, see Broadway Medical today and let our experts help you.