Prevention of age-related illnesses

How to avoid age-related illnesses and remain fit?

20 Apr 2023


Despite various problems of old age, one must keep oneself actively engaged for well-being and fitness. How well we age is only partly determined by genetic inheritance; but also much of it is influenced by factors under our direct control: the way we eat, exercise and our overall approach to life.

Here are some healthy ageing tips that will help you to take good care of yourself:

  • Stay physically active can help in lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. It also improves your strength and balance so you can prevent injuries and stay independent.
  • Have regular exercises 4 to 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes.
  • Walking is one of the best forms of exercise. Brisk walking to the extent of getting tired is what you need to do. The benefits of exercising are that it helps in improving stamina and fitness, controlling body weight and improving blood sugar in diabetics amongst others.
  • Engage in indoor activities such as Board Games, Puzzles etc.
  • Do yoga - Yoga along with meditation is known to help achieving a harmonious equilibrium between the mind and body.
  • Engage in outdoor activities such as gardening, travelling etc.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.