Healthy Aging Month is an excellent occasion to reconsider your attitude to the inevitable phenomenon of aging. Did you know the month dedicated to aging has been celebrated for three decades? At this time, people reconsider their lifestyle and fill it with everything that can be beneficial for health – sports, beauty treatments, healthy eating, and enough sleep. It is also a great time to encourage others to work towards improving their physical and mental health.
Healthy Aging Month was established to motivate people to take more care of their own health and to help them cope with the problems that inevitably come with aging. Today, Healthy Aging Month is a true brand that was launched over 30 years ago. At that time, people who were born in the 1940s had reached the 50-year-old mark and faced age-related problems. Initially, the event was focused specifically on them.
Healthy Aging Month is believed to have originated from a television show that motivated people to change their lives for the better in order to prevent heart disease. A flurry of other information campaigns followed. For example, the US Postal Service held a contest on the theme: “What is the secret to your healthy aging?” In 2014, the Healthy Aging website was launched.
- Physical exercise is good for the body and also activates the growth of new brain cells.
- Sport slows down the aging process.
- Regular physical activity makes the skin healthier, as impurities come out of the pores with sweat.
- Sport helps to improve sleep and prevent insomnia.
- Sports exercises make your body slimmer, and this increases your self-confidence.
How to spend Healthy Aging Month
Review your lifestyle, make useful changes to it, be sure to include sports or regular walking in your schedule. Also consider your diet – it should be dominated by healthier foods. Take a social media survey and find out how your followers experience aging, and what helps them cope with body changes more easily. Start your own blog in which you talk about what you are doing for healthy aging – training, daily diet, or a favorite hobby. Collect useful knowledge that can lead to a long, young, happy life.
When is Healthy Aging Month celebrated in 2023?
Healthy Aging Month is observed on September 1 each year.