Health and Wellness A-Z is an online tool that connects with important health information. You can browse health topics, watch wellness videos, and check your symptoms. Get help making health decisions and learn what steps you can take to live a happy, healthy life.
Here are some highlights from Health and Wellness A-Z:
What is healthy aging?
Getting older is a natural part of life. How you will feel as you get older depends on many things, including what health problems run in your family and the choices you make. If you take good care of your body and learn positive ways to deal with stress now, you can slow down or even prevent problems that often come with getting older.
It’s never too early or too late to change bad habits and start good ones. No matter when you start, a healthy lifestyle can make a difference in how you feel and what you can do.
What do you need to do to feel your best as you age?
One of the most important things you can do for your health at any age is to be physically active. Physical activity keeps your body strong, and it helps with how you feel. People who stay active are less likely to get depressed.
Your mental and emotional health are also important. Protect or improve your emotional health by staying in touch with friends, family, and the community. People who feel connected to others are more likely to thrive than those who do not. And try to keep stress at a minimum.
To protect or improve your memory and mental sharpness, keep your brain active and challenged. Learn something new. For example, attend an educational workshop or learn a new card game.