Exercise and Nutrition: The Real Fountains of Youth

young african american couple exercising in the parkHealthy aging? It sounds like a contradiction in terms. But for older Americans
it means exercising and eating right — plus a whole lot more, doctors say.

The Healthy Aging Campaign, a national health promotion designed to broaden
awareness of the positive aspects of aging, breaks down four keys to growing old
with style: physical fitness, social wellness, mental wellness and financial
fitness.

Of those four, physical fitness is the key upon which the others turn, said
Dr. Carmel Dyer, associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
in Houston, and director of the Harris County Hospital District Geriatrics
Program.