Younger adults take their good health for granted, but as we get older, we can’t ignore the impact that health has on our daily lives. It’s what leads many people to slow down starting in their 60s and 70s. Within a few years, the effects of age can have a serious impact on quality of life.
While you can’t escape age, you don’t have to age in ill health. Many of the health problems that seniors face are preventable through lifestyle changes.
Are you ready to tackle the challenges of aging? These are three health problems you’ll face and how you can overcome them for better health while aging.
You get sick easily
Aging immune systems are more susceptible to infection and disease. It’s why older adults get sick more often and more seriously than their younger peers and why vaccinations are so important for older adults. Vaccinations don’t protect against everything, however. A weakened immune system also increases a senior’s risk of developing cancer and autoimmune disease.
Vaccinations aren’t the only thing seniors can do to support their immune systems. Not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, taking a multivitamin every day, limiting alcohol consumption, eating healthy and eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods are habits that strengthen the immune system so your body can fight off illness and disease.
You’re feeling lonely and depressed?
Depression often goes untreated in seniors, whether because people think depressed moods are a normal part of aging or because older adults are resistant to mental health care. However, depression inhibits seniors’ ability to properly care for themselves and can have long-term consequences for health.
Of course, even if you live the healthiest lifestyle possible, you’re bound to feel under the weather at some point. In your older years, it’s more important than ever to make sure you visit the doctor if you fall ill, but these appointments can be costly without the right insurance. I am here to help. We can help you find the right coverage for your needs with the right Medicare plan for your needs.
In addition to that, you should consider a long-term care policy that will help with taking care of you when you need care. In-home, assisted living, or nursing home care is extremely expensive and Medicare does not pay for that. It would come from your savings and help from a loved one otherwise.
Contact me today at 949-248-3112 to find affordable healthcare coverage for your Golden Years.