As we grow older, our bodies and minds undergo a range of changes as a natural part of ageing.
As individuals, these changes can impair our quality of life and wellbeing by restricting activity, mobility, social connectedness and community participation.
This is why it’s important to take a positive and personalised step towards healthy ageing. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined healthy ageing as a “positive concept emphasising social and personal resources as well as physical capabilities.”
To take a step towards healthy ageing is to look at ways to improve, both your mental and physical health. Look at any changes you can make to positively change your lifestyle and reduce your risk of some preventable aging downfalls. Be proactive with your health, visit the doctor routinely and take charge of your medications.
Being social can also positively impact both your mental and physical health! Routine and scheduled social activities are a great way to interact with the community and meet with people who are experiencing the same changes.
Parkes Pharmacy offers a range of services to help you take control of your health. These services include blood pressure and blood glucose tests, dose administration aids, medication checks and a free delivery service!
We can provide remedies and advice for minor ailments, such as magnesium supplements for muscle health, and other worrying health issues. But most importantly we are always here for a chat. So, pop into store today to see how we can help personalise your healthy ageing approach.
“Health is a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living” – WHO