life style choices.

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  • Lifestyle choices may improve or exacerbate the impact of ill health on older people.
    • Drugs.
      • Not smoking reduces the impact of age related diseases.
      • Taking recreational drugs can negatively affect intellectual development and mood.
      • Medication that is prescribed correctly should control illness and not make it worse.
    • Healthy diet.
      • Provides the additional nutrients needed to reduce a decline in health.
      • Maintains a healthy weight to reduce stress on the heart and other organs.
    • Exercise.
      • Keeps the joints mobile.
      • Keeps the heart healthy.
      • Maintains muscle and strength.

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