HealthMart Pharmacies: Women and Aging

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


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


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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