What is the concept of ageing well?


Elder woman playing cards with her friend

Through an examination of the lifestyle of the longest living people of the world’s Blue Zones, journalist and explorer Dan Buettner found that they shared nine healthy habits. Try to incorporate these habits into your life to help improve your health, happiness and age better.

The ‘live better for longer’ concept from the Blue Zones led us to create our Ageing Well series. Throughout this collection of articles, we look at what impacts the ageing process and how you can maintain good health as you age. To age better, you need to look after your physical, mental and emotional health. 

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Ageing well is about not just adding years to your life, but also adding life to your later years. Here are some proactive actions and healthy habits to help ensure that you age better:

 

  • Regular medical check-ups to manage chronic conditions and prevent illness before it impacts your health.
  • Maintain a healthy body through regular activity and good nutrition.
  • Keep your mind sharp and mentally stimulated to help prevent cognitive decline.
  • Cultivate positive emotions and a sense of purpose. 
  • Pursue hobbies and interests, and find meaning in life’s experiences.
  • Maintain social connections with friends, family and community members. 
  • Plan for your retirement and manage finances responsibly to ensure a comfortable and stress-free later life. 
  • Explore and nurture your spiritual beliefs and practices, if applicable to you.
  • Cultivate resilience and be adaptable to life’s changes and challenges.
  • Prioritise self-care, get enough sleep, manage stress and practice relaxation techniques. 

Ageing well is a holistic concept that emphasises the importance of taking care of all aspects of your physical health and mental well-being. This helps towards leading a fulfilling and rewarding later life. 

About Bright Care

Our home care service can help your loved one to age better as they get older. Our Bright Carers take care of the practical aspect of in-home care while also offering the social benefits of regular companionship. 

By engaging a Carer who can support your loved one with healthy habits, you are giving them the opportunity to thrive in their later years. 

Please contact our team on 0330 024 1327 or complete our contact form so that together we can explore how to help your loved one to age better.