AGE WELL

Do you want to age well? Surely no one wants to age poorly. That can't be fun. We have information here to help you age well, continue enjoying life and have fun.


Do you know your heart age?

Cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes, is the leading cause of death among adult Canadians. In less than five minutes you can complete your personalized myhealthcheckup cardiovascular age profile and determine if your heart and arteries are older or younger than you. Then you can learn how to lower that age....
 

Eat these 10 nutrient-rich foods to promote longevity

Click here for helpful information on 10 nutrient-rich foods that's not just another "eat more of these" lecture. It has tips from Leslie Beck Nutrition Consulting Inc. on how you can slip them in your meals. Published in The Globe and Mail on Mar. 10, 2014.
 

How aging can affect our driving

As we age, our physical and mental abilities change, and some of those changes – including our vision, hearing and ability to react quickly – can affect our driving. These changes generally happen very slowly, so it’s important to evaluate them early and often to ensure we understand how our ability to drive is being affected, and then take steps to ensure we can continue to drive safely

How much physical activity do you need?

To maintain heart health, a little physical activity goes a long way. The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more. Older adults should add muscle and bone-strengthening activities using major muscle groups at least two days per week to enhance balance and prevent falls. The good news is  you're never too old to strengthen your body. Studies have found that weight training can reverse muscle weakness even among people in their 90s. Click here to find our more about the benefits of being active from the Heart & Stroke Foundation. And click here to learn more about the classes and programs in the Fitness Centre at the Active Living Centre (ALC) to help you get and stay fit