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Successful Aging

Whether you’re working or retired, we’re here to help you stay active and healthy, live life to the fullest, and be here for those you love, for many years to come. We’ll support you in healthy aging, from lifestyle issues like nutrition and exercise, to avoiding common health pitfalls and managing conditions that can affect us as we get older. Talk to your doctor and use our checklist to make sure you’re on the right track. With a little help from St. Luke’s, you can spend the next decades doing the things you enjoy.

Checklist

  1. Commit to Annual Check-ups

    If you haven’t already, it’s important to build a relationship with a primary care provider. This will allow us to get to know you and your unique health situation over time. Every year, we’ll keep tabs on your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and more. We’ll also make sure you’re up-to-date on preventive screenings, such as colonoscopy.

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  2. Eat a Healthy Diet and Stay Active

    A healthy diet and regular exercise are now more important than ever. Commit to good nutrition and heart-healthy cooking. Make exercise part of your daily routine—get moving with a walk after dinner or a bike ride around the neighborhood.

    Move for fun, get fit for life at FitOne! Join us for our annual healthy living expo and race benefitting St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.

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  3. If You Still Smoke, Stop Now!

    We know you’ve heard it your whole life, but now is really the time to quit smoking. If you stop now, your cancer risk will drop in a few years, and any vascular damage you’ve done will be stopped in its tracks.

  4. Extra Info for Women

    The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms as long as you’re in good health. Talk to your doctor about screening and be sure to ask about your osteoporosis risk, too. He or she may recommend baseline testing.

  5. There's More for Men Too

    Talk to your doctor about a PSA test with rectal exam, especially if you have a family history of prostate cancer. And, if you have erectile dysfunction, don’t hesitate to mention it. ED can be a symptom of other problems, such as heart disease.