Aging gracefully: Learn the secrets

September 21, 2020 Providence Seniors Health Team


In this article: 

  • Coronavirus reminded us that it’s more important than ever for older adults to be their healthiest.

  • Get quick tips about being active, curious, positive, social, and vigilant as you age.

  • Providence physicians share how following these healthy steps helps you fight off COVID-19 and other illnesses as you get older.

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that life is a gift and time is a precious commodity. 

While we are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel with vaccines and a decrease in cases, the pandemic is still ongoing, and it’s important to protect yourself and keep your immune system in top shape.

If you are an older adult, you’re probably aware that more than ever, age plays a part in staying healthy so you can fight off the coronavirus and other diseases. That’s because as you age, your risk for severe illness from COVID-19 goes up. For instance, if you’re in your 60s or 70s you generally have a higher risk of being severely ill from COVID-19 than adults in their 50s.

In spite of the challenging we’re facing now, humans are resilient. We will always want to live longer and enjoy productive senior years. The good news is that staying healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Case in point: the five secrets here.

Make these tips below a habit and they’ll help you age gracefully and look forward to healthy years ahead.


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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

About the Author

From how to identify and treat heart diseases to exercise tips to maintain an active lifestyle, the Providence Senior's Health team is committed to providing real-world advice that is hyper-relevant to helping those 65+ find ways stay young at heart

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