Happy, healthy new year!

If you kicked the New Year off with a resolution to be healthier, then it’s off to a good start! We can help to support your healthy aging goals with the best research evidence. There’s no simple solution to healthy aging, but the good news is that there are many things you can do to help. Take your pick and start the New Year off right!

  • Eat right: There’s good evidence that those who follow a Mediterranean-type diet are least likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease
  • Stay active: Adults 65+ should aim for at least 150 minutes a week of moderate to vigorous exercise. Outdoor walking groups reduce depression risk and improve blood pressure, weight (body mass index), walking speed and more! There are many other easy ways to stay in shape.
  • Help in your community: volunteering builds on the experience of older adults, reduces social isolation, and provides a sense of accomplishment and belonging to the community. There are also positive benefits to health and quality of life.

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DISCLAIMER: Many of our Blog Posts were written before the COVID-19 pandemic and thus do not necessarily reflect the latest public health recommendations. While the content of these blogs identify activities that support optimal aging, it is important to defer to the most current public health recommendations such as social distancing and frequent hand washing. Some of the activities suggested within these blogs may need to be modified or avoided altogether to comply with current social distancing recommendations. To view the latest updates from the Public Health Agency of Canada, please visit their website

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