Saturday, October 1, 2022

Age Well Physically, Mentally and Socially—Here’s How

Staying healthy as we get older isn’t just about getting your steps in and working out regularly. Much of how well we age is impacted by the social determinants of health (SDOH), reports Forbes.com. Those determinants are tied to factors such as where you were born, where you live, education, and your work, which are affected by conditions including economic stability, access to education, the access to and quality of health care, and social context.

We aren’t all dealt an equal hand when it comes to SDOH, and the World Health Organization says that these determinants can be more important to how well you age than how you take care of your health, and can even account for as much as 55 percent of a person’s health outcomes.

While many people tend to their physical and mental health, the social aspect is often overlooked and social isolation is significant in its impact on all aspects of your health. To age well, addressing all three facets, your mental, physical and social wellbeing, is key. For your social health, the Forbes.com article recommends making sure you stay connected with your community. Consider volunteering and join a virtual group of people who share your interests.

And as for your physical and mental health to-dos, read the full article here.

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