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HealthMart Pharmacies: Women and Aging

Christine Jacobson with WasatchHealthMart Pharmacy has tips for every age group ... and the younger you start the better.

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There are five areas that women ... and men ... should pay careful attention to to keep healthy at every age.

Tip #1 Get moving - exercise and physical activity
- 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, all days
- start slow, work up to satisfactory level, don't overdo
- develop a routine with something every day
- dance, garden, swim, walk, jog, cut grass
- check with doctor

Tip #2 Maintain healthy weight/eat well
- five or more servings of fruits, veggies
- less saturated fat
- whole grains
- lean meats, fish, chicken
- visit health provider with any concerns
- make diet balanced

Tip #3 Get regular check-ups
- stop smoking
- routine exams and screenings for diseases cancer, stroke, colonoscopy, mammogram, high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, STDs, oesteoporosis
- get vaccinated
- not just for kids

Tip #4 - Manage Stress
- balance home, work, play
- protect mental and physical health
- know yourself and risks
- check habits
- know your family history for disease
- find out what's best for you
- learn how to relax, meditate

Tip #5 - Be Safe - Protect Yourself
- fasten seat belts
- apply sunscreen
- wear helmets
- have smoke detectors
- wash hands
- take supplements to help with health

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For all your pharmacy needs, vist your local HealthMart Pharmacies including Wasatch HealthMart Pharmacy, located in Ogden at 4387 Harrison Blvd., Ste D7. Or you can give them a call at 479-0331. Remember that Health Mart pharmacies are locally owned, offering the special care and service you can only get from a member of your community.

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