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Healthy Living: Tips for Baby Boomers

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Longer life spans mean that anyone who reaches age 65 will likely live into their mid 80’s. If you fall into this category, you might be wondering what you can do to make sure those extra years bring extra joy to your life, not chronic illness and health problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making the following lifestyle changes can keep you healthier, longer:

  • Age appropriate screenings & vaccinations (colon, mammography, flu, pneumonia, etc)
  • Physical activity, both cardiovascular and strength training (find recommendations on type and amounts here)
  • Quit smoking
  • Eat more fruits and veggies (5 or more servings a day)
  • Treat high blood pressure

For more information on healthy living for aging baby boomers, visit the CDC’s Aging and Health website.

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