PRODUCTS & INNOVATION
Getting older is changing and today’s seniors think, feel and behave younger than generations past. Here are 5 tips for healthy, active aging.
Sep 28 2015
Yoga in your eighties? Running your first marathon at 65? Do you think it’s too late to try something new? Think again.
Today's adults think, feel and behave five to 10 years younger than their actual age, and want to remain strong and healthy as they grow older.1 As they age, they're testing their bodies and minds in new ways. Last spring, more than 700 people over the age of 65 ran in the Boston Marathon, part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors series. And, there were 11 runners who participated in the 80 and older category.
Living an active, full life isn't limited to physical endeavors. Many older adults are seeking out volunteer activities, learning a new language or turning to music to live more fully. And, they may be reaping health benefits as a byproduct of these new adventures.
For instance, scientists have demonstrated that learning a second language can help you maintain better cognitive function as you age. A study conducted at Emory University suggests that keeping the brain active through music may also reduce dementia.
So, what are you waiting for? Here are five tips to inspire healthy aging, no matter how old (or young) you are:
1. SilverPoll™ January 2009.
How Much Protein do Runners Need?
Turn Training Breakdowns to Breakthroughs
Please be aware that the website you have requested is intended for the residents of a particular country or region, as noted on that site. As a result, the site may contain information on pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other products or uses of those products that are not approved in other countries or regions.
The website you have requested also may not be optimized for your specific screen size.
Links which take you out of Abbott worldwide websites are not under the control of Abbott, and Abbott is not responsible for the contents of any such site or any further links from such site. Abbott is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Abbott.
The website that you have requested also may not be optimized for your screen size.