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Adopting a healthy lifestyle is important not only for the body but for the mind too. Having a balanced diet and exercising regularly can help improve overall health and well-being, leading to a longer life.

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Get expert advice and tips on staying healthy as you age. Our articles cover common medical conditions and offer insights on prevention and management.

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Mental health and wellbeing

As we age, it's important to prioritise mental health by staying connected, doing fun activities, and seeking professional help if needed, leading to a positive outlook on later life.

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Over 850,000 people in the UK are currently diagnosed with dementia. Our guides and articles provide you with information to recognise the signs of dementia and support your loved ones who may be living with the condition.

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Elderly care experts answer biggest questions about healthy lifestyles in later life

Learn about important factors for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Discover information about maintaining healthy eating habits and practising a healthy routine to enhance overall wellness and vitality, leading to a better quality of life.

What exercise should the elderly do?

For older adults, it is advisable to include different types of exercises in their daily routine, such as aerobic activities, strength training, and flexibility exercises. Walking, swimming, practising yoga, and using light weights are especially beneficial. People aged 65 and above should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week, spread out over 5 days (30 minutes a day). Alternatively, they can opt for 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity, like hiking, jogging, or running. Before taking up any exercises, do consult your GP.

Why is healthy eating important for the elderly?

Not paying attention to nutrition can worsen chronic illnesses and make life more challenging for the elderly. Research indicates that consuming a balanced diet can reduce the likelihood of anaemia, stroke, bone loss, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Additionally, proper nutrition and hydration can positively impact mental health in older adults.

How does age affect a person's health and fitness?

As we grow older, our body experiences a natural decline in muscle mass, bone density, and cardiovascular function. This can result in reduced mobility, balance problems, and an elevated risk of chronic diseases. Nonetheless, having a healthy lifestyle and engaging in regular physical activity can significantly lessen these effects and enhance older adults' overall health and fitness.

What foods should you avoid in your 70s?

As you enter your 70s, it's essential to maintain good health by limiting your intake of processed foods, sugary snacks, high-sodium foods, and excessive alcohol consumption.

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I check the family app at least once a week and what has surprised me most is just how much habit there is to Ann’s daily routine, so actually it is pretty easy to see when something is not quite right.

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