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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle

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1) Improvements in medicine, public health, science, and technology have enabled today's older people to live longer and healthier lives than previous generations. Older adults want to remain healthy and independent at home in their communities. Society wants to minimize the health care and economic costs associated with an increasing older population. The science of aging indicates that chronic disease and disability are not inevitable. As a result, health promotion and disease prevention activities and programs are an increasing priority for older adults, their families, and the health care system. There are several components to maintaining one's health throughout life. Here are some of the considerations:
a) Physical activity. Cardiovascular activity is important, such as walking and swimming, but just as important is attempting to increase strength by exercising with weights. This is called resistance training. It is important that if you elect to exercise with weights that you do so under appropriate supervision. Possibilities include joining a health club or a fitness center with certified exercise instructors; or, hiring a personal trainer to aid in your exercise regimen. It is very important that you use good form, which will assure that you do not hurt yourself. When you do these exercises you must use sufficient weight and sufficient repetitions to fatigue the muscle. This will help develop increased muscle strength. It can improve gait and balance and prevent dependency as you ...

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