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Healthy Aging

Summary

People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Many seniors live active and healthy lives. But there's no getting around one thing: as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age:

  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Keep your mind and body active
  • Don't smoke
  • Get regular checkups
  • Practice safety habits to avoid accidents and prevent falls

NIH: National Institute on Aging

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