What Is Healthy Aging?

The secret to healthy aging is hardly a secret. You already know many of the areas you can improve to live a healthier lifestyle, such as maintaining a healthy weight and exercising at least 30 minutes per day. Some issues, however, may not be as obvious.

Our compassionate husband and wife team, Jeffrey Polgar, MD, and Kelly Rothe, DO, at Mountain Medical Arts offers customized health care and wellness plans to help you reduce your risk of some of the more common conditions that can arise as we age, including:

Adopt better habits for healthy aging

Skincare

Healthy habits, such as applying sunscreen and wearing a hat, can help reduce your risk of developing abnormal skin growths that can lead to skin cancer. Dr. Rothe and Dr. Polgar examine your skin for any suspicious lesions. The sooner you discover potential signs of malignancy, the better your chances for a long, healthy life.

You really are what you eat

Devising a healthy meal plan isn’t always easy. Dr. Rothe and Dr. Polgar help make healthy eating a breeze. They create your meal plan to include fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins, plus additional antioxidants and vital nutrients to keep you glowing throughout your golden years.

Move it or lose it

Exercising remains crucial to good health at every age. We’ll suggest specific exercises to help decrease your chances of developing such chronic issues as high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, and cancer.

Your timeless “to do” list

People today can live longer lives than ever before. To maintain the quality, as well as the quantity, of our years, it helps to:

Improve your memory

Although we can’t guarantee certain activities will ward off future Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, we can recommend ways to keep your brain active.

If you notice your memory is getting worse, talk to Dr. Polgar or Dr. Rothe. Either of them can examine you for any signs of serious memory loss and devise appropriate treatment.

Supplement your diet

As we grow older, our bodies don’t synthesize vitamins and minerals as well. We require additional sources of:

Look as young as you feel

As we age, cell production slows down. Excessive exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays further damages our skin. These lead to unsightly sagging and wrinkles. As aging takes its toll inside our bodies, it also reveals itself on our skin. Dr. Polgar and Dr. Rothe use a range of nonsurgical aesthetic treatments to stimulate collagen production or tighten sagging skin for a more ageless body and complexion. To learn more about healthy aging, call or request an appointment online with Mountain Medical Arts.

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