Here are 10 essential health tips for seniors. Aging is very different now than it was for past generations. Healthful behaviors and remaining active are a bigger focus than ever.
In the last census baby boomers, those 65+, accounted for 13% of the population. This age group grew at a faster rate than the population under age 45, and it’s clear that the US is an aging population. Happily, aging is different now than it was for our parents and grandparents. Today, there are more people living longer than at any other time in history. In fact, boomers will number 78 million by 2030. “This generation, associated with social change including the civil rights and anti-war movements in the 1960s, has another important causeâ€”staying healthy,” says soon-to-be 65-year-old Arthur Hayward, MD, a geriatrician and clinical lead physician for Kaiser Permanente. “We need to become activists in promoting healthful behaviors and try our best to remain active and healthy the rest of our lives.”
How to do it? In this article on the Parent Giving site, Dr. Hayward recommends 10 easy health tips for seniors to help baby boomers live longer and thrive.