Healthy Aging Month

September 15, 2020

Brrr…it’s September and there is definitely a chill in the air!  Usually this time of year reminds me of apple picking, holidays and school supplies. But September is also Healthy Aging Month (yes, that’s a thing).  This year more than ever, it’s time to take control of our health, and not take it for granted.

As we age, and yes, I am referring to myself too, it is almost inevitable that we encounter some sort of health issue.  If we’re lucky it’s something very mild that we can get on top of right away.  For others, well, let’s just say not everyone is so lucky.  But if we add up all the time we spend with our physicians, it likely only adds up to a few days per year.  That means it’s up to us to manage our health the other 362 days of the year.  For example, do I eat that chocolate chip cookie? Yes…ummm, I mean No! Am I going to go for a walk to get some exercise? Yes!

Taking better care of our health often comes down to the sum total of these small decisions we make every day.  But just because they’re small decisions, doesn’t mean they’re easy to make. At JFS, we can guide you through the process of finding your healthiest self by taking into account what needs to be done and breaking it down into small, doable steps. Our PATH classes, which stand for Personal Actions Toward Health, are available online, at no cost, to help you get on the PATH to better health…even while social distancing!  Call us at 248-592-2313 for all the details.

Heading outside for a walk,

Lynn Breuer, LMSW, Certified Health Coach, chocolate lover and U of M fan!