Healthier ageing

Phyo Kyaw Myint, Ailsa A Welch

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The authors explore the healthy behaviours we need to adopt for maintaining physical independence and social and mental wellbeing far into old age

Summary points
Ageing affects people in different ways, with a wide variation in age related physical and mental functioning
Healthier ageing is achievable through modifying some lifestyle factors—such as stopping smoking, being more physically active, and eating a balanced diet
For healthier ageing, eat mainly nutrient dense foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals and low in fats and sugar
Balancing energy intake and expenditure is important for maintaining healthy weight
Preventing chronic diseases may promote healthier ageing through better physical and mental health
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1214
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.)
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2012


  • activities of daily living
  • aged
  • aging
  • chronic disease
  • cultural characteristics
  • effect modifier, epidemiologic
  • environment
  • frail elderly
  • healthy people programs
  • humans
  • life style
  • mental competency
  • socioeconomic factors


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