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Staying Healthy

By Green Shoot Media

Healthy choices are just as
important during retirement as
they are in your younger years.
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Healthy choices are
just as important during
retirement as they are
in your younger years.

That doesn’t make it easy all
the time, though. Exercise, sleep,
healthy eating and regular visits
to the doctor can often be more
complicated as your body ages.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock offered tips to
stay healthy so you can fully enjoy

Eat Healthy Foods

Talk to your doctor about how
many calories are good for you and
make sure you’re sticking within a
good range. But developing healthy
eating habits is about more than
calories. Pay attention to sodi-um,
cholesterol and other ingredients
on the label. Studies show most
Americans eat twice as much sodium
as the recommended daily amount,
which can lead to hypertension and
heart disease. Eat whole foods like
fruits, vegetables, whole grains like
wheat bread and pasta, brown rice,
while mini-mizing fast food and
highly processed foods.

Get Plenty of

Your body may
not be growing like a
teenager’s, but older
adults still need
seven to nine hours
of sleep a night
(perhaps with a
nap thrown in since
afternoons are free).
Not getting enough

sleep can lead to depression,
irritability and memory problems
and just make your day-to-day
functioning more difficult. Get into
good sleep habits such as going to
bed and getting up at roughly the
same time each day, and keep your
bedroom screen-free — no taking
your laptop to bed! Avoid caffeine
late in the day.

you and do it regularly. You don’t
have to be the 90-year-old running
a marathon; a brisk walk around
your neighborhood or a low-impact
class at the gym work just as well.
Weight lifting, cycling, yoga and
hiking all are good ways to stay fit.
If you’re not
sure, talk to
your doctor
or a trainer
about a good
Preventative Care
Keep your vaccines up to date, routine.
including the annual flu vaccine; flu
tends to be much more danger-ous
for older patients. Be aware
of fall risks around your
home and take precautions
to reduce those risks. See
an eye doctor regularly and
keep glasses and contacts
up to date, which will
make getting around your
house and neighborhood
more safely. Talk to your
doctor about vitamins or
supplements like calcium or
vitamin D.

Find what works for

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housekeeping or lawn service and no more fixing things
around your home. You simply call the concierge and schedule
assistance—from hanging a picture to repairing a leaky faucet.
The chores and upkeep are on us, you can keep up with
everything life calls you to do. Enjoy it.

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