During my 30 years in the healthcare arena I have had the privilege of meeting thousands of patients and their loved ones. In our conversations about life’s progression to aging, not one of them ever expressed to me the desire to live in a nursing home. In fact, they typically shared their intention to stay healthy and active as long as possible. Care facilities are absolutely needed for our most frail seniors, however, most of us hope to never require that level of support. Maintaining our independence and vitality is an innate desire.
In order to achieve that goal, there are many relatively simple things we can do to promote good health, strength, vitality and ultimately maintain our independence. With some sweat (literally) and good fortune we can maximize our chances of living out our days with a good quality of life.
Take a look at some of these good habits, perhaps there are one or two new ones for you to adopt.