“Growing into your future with health and grace and beauty doesn’t have to take all your time. It rather requires a dedication to caring for yourself as if you were rare and precious, which you are, and regarding all life around you as equally so, which it is.” –Victoria Moran

There’s a stigma in our culture that growing old is something bad, that it’s something we should strive hard to avoid, to fear. Each and every year billions of dollars are wasted as people try to defy the natural process of aging, to turn back the clock, to spit in the face of Father Time and cling to the ever-elusive facade of youth. What people don’t realize is that growing older doesn’t necessarily separate you from your youth, your independence, your athleticism, or from living your life. Age is just a number, and it’s what you do with your body and mind that determines how old you really feel.

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” –George Bernard Shaw

Think about it this way. Have you ever met a 22-year-old who complains about their joints and can constantly be heard saying, “I have the body of a grandma”, or seen an elderly couple out running at a faster pace than you could in high school? When it comes to feeling young and healthy, for most people it’s simply a case of following some basic tips and tricks to keep old age at bay.

September is “Healthy Aging Month”, and at Advanced Imaging nothing is more important to us than helping our patients be happy and healthy, so we’ve decided to share some of our tips and tricks for feeling young and healthy:

Exercise.

Make sure to get enough sleep.

Try to eat a balanced diet.

Have a positive mindset.

Don’t stress; enjoy life.

Stay on top of your health.

Find time for fun.

Getting older isn’t a bad thing. It’s something to look forward to, to enjoy, and to cherish. We encourage you to share your favorite tips and tricks to feeling young and healthy as you age on our Facebook page or in the office. Help give others the key to enjoying this stage of their lives!