Welcome to Quality Life Forum Self-Care for Healthy Aging Series
The World Health Organization defines self-care as: “the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.” Self-care is anything you do to take care of yourself so you can stay physically, mentally, and emotionally well, including hygiene, nutrition, exercises, sleep, lifestyle, and seeking medical care when needed. Any steps you take toward better understanding health information you need to make appropriate decisions about your health and well-being counts as well. Self-care benefits overall well-being. Research suggests self-care promotes positive health outcomes, such as fostering resilience, longevity, and quality of life.
Aging is a natural process. No matter where you are in life’s journey, you can maintain optimal health and independence by making informed choices. Take accountability for your own health! Healthy aging is achievable by learning, education, and self-care practice.
Adopting healthy habits and behaviors, get involved in community and social life, taking preventive wellness actions, managing health conditions proactively, and understanding your medications are essential for your golden years independence. You can maximize your total health — mind, body, and spirit from health coaching of Quality Life Forum. Follow Quality Life Forum and learn to take good care of yourself. Stay connected with Quality Life Forum on your wellness journey. Feel free to reach out for QualityLifeForum@outlook.com and your health coach will be glad to help.
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