In order for men to stay as healthy as possible as they get older, Dr. Nieri offers the following tips:
- Follow a regular exercise program that includes not only endurance but also exercises that help improve flexibility, balance and muscle strengthening. It does not necessarily have to be vigorous; everything in moderation is OK. The target is 150 minutes of activity per week.
- We live in a stressful world, and men will still have stress at any period of their lives — even after they retire. Find ways to manage stress, and remember that exercise can also help with this.
- Maintain socialization as much as possible. Retirement can lead to boredom, which can lead to depression. Get out and see friends and family.
- Remember, nothing beats a positive attitude as we get older!