The most important activities to promote healthy aging

Activities Promoting Healthy Aging


Lack of activities can prevent you from living healthy. When you do 

not enjoy activities, you may feel fatigue or find it difficult to sleep 

at night. When you awake in the morning, you may feel tired until 

you finally fall asleep. As we, age our body change and we have to 

make changes to accommodate our lives.


Having a good night sleep makes the mind think more clearly. A 

good night sleep also boosts your energy while controlling your 

weight. You can also make decisions with less stress. Sleeping well 

at night makes our immune system stronger to keep us healthier.  

Researchers have proved that a good nights sleep is necessary for our 

health.  Researchers have found that lack of sleep reduces the growth 

hormones in our bodies, since it changes muscles to fat. Sleep 

overall is most important, yet it stands behind activities. To improve 

your health, try walking each day. 


Walking will help to loosen our muscles, reduces stress and 

depression along with anxiety. By reliving these things, it will help 

us to sleep for a longer and deeper period.  So, when we wake up in 

the morning we feel happier and more rested.


When you exercise, you get a good night sleep, which promotes 

metabolism. Without the right amount of sleep, our bodies crave 

energy. Our body will release insulin or glucose into the 

bloodstream, which slows down metabolism. This action causes the 

body to gain weight, rather than control weight.  


When a person feels exhausted, they will feel weak and repressed 

from enjoying activities. This leads to additional problems. Sleeping 

right balances out our bodies giving us, more energy leading to more 

activities that will satisfy our sleep needs.


What to avoid: 

To rest proper and feel active you must reduce your intake of 

caffeine, nicotine, harmful chemicals, such as over-the-counter meds 

that keep you awake, alcohol and so on. The chemicals and 

substances will keep you awake. Try to avoid drinking anything after 

8 p.m. in the evening. Nicotine should be avoid if possible, yet if you 

must smoke try to avoid smoking after 8 p.m. 


Start a walking program in the morning to help wake you up, while 

boosting your energy. You will feel better since the joints will feel 

flexible enough to move freely. In addition, walking will help you 

burn fat and calories. You’ll notice a big change in how you feel the 

rest of the day.  Start out walking at a slow steady pace for as far as 

your comfortable.  Each day pick up the pace a bit and walk further. 

Just remember when walking that you want to work up to a steady 

brisk walk to make you sweat but not out of breath. Take a short 

walk before and after meals to calm your nerves, and burn calories 

too, it will give you energy, relieve that stress from the long day and 

.help you sleep


If you start a walking program for yourself, it is a lot more fun if you 

have someone to go with you. Talk to that neighbor you don’t know 

and maybe they’ll walk with you. Just think about it; you’ll be 

acquainted with someone new, talk about new things will relieve 

stress and get in you exercise as well. This might help that neighbor 

too who maybe hasn’t seen or talked to anyone in a couple of days 

and than they can sleep better at night. 


After walking that brisk walk your doing be sure to cool down. 

When walking at a vigorous pace your heart rate will go up and it 

needs to be back to normal. Just walk a bit slow and relaxing until 

you’ve cooled down. 


If you can’t go to sleep at night instead of getting up and turning on 

the TV try pacing around the house. Do some stretching and shake 

your arms and legs. Even walking around the house can relax you 

especially when everyone else is in bed and you can relax more.