Healthy Aging Month: The First Steps to Leading a Healthier Life

September is designated as Healthy Aging Month in order to focus on the positive aspects of growing older and how to do it healthily! And aging healthily doesn’t just account for your physical health—while that remains important, the point of the month is to help people better understand their responsibility to staying healthy in a physical, social, mental, and financial state.

There are many ways to maintain your own personal health, and many of them vary person to person. It’s important to know what you need, and the different aspects to staying healthy.

Stay Active and Fuel Your Body. Tai_Chi_Bishan_Park.jpgThe physical aspect of staying healthy is the first thing many people think of when they think of staying healthy as they age. It’s important to stay active, and eat the foods your body needs to fuel these activities. Whether it’s gardening, dancing, jogging, or making it to the gym, there are many ways for you to get the activity you need. Don’t forget, an important part of fueling your body though is letting it rest when it needs to, so make sure that through all of your activities you’re getting the sleep you need.

Stay in Touch With the People You Love. download.jpegSurround yourself with people you love that impact you positively. Meet new people by starting new hobbies and joining groups. Staying healthy socially is extremely important to staying positive in your life.


Keep Track of Your Finances. images.jpegAs you age, your income may become more limited. It’s important to keep track of your finances and plan ahead for the expenses you may encounter in the future.


Taking care of yourself physically, socially, mentally, and financially can be hard, but when it comes to staying healthy, it’s important to account for all of these factors. This September, look into what you need to take care of yourself and lead a better, healthier life!


About Renee Johnson, CSA

Through her many years of service, Renee Johnson has become a trusted resource and advisor for many individuals in the community. Renee takes the time to understand each person’s circumstances. She then creates a personalized plan specifically to meet their individual needs. Renee lives by her company motto, “We make each client feel like they are our only client.” Renee is the Broker Associate and Certified Senior Advisor at Kontor Realty Group and is licensed to sell real estate in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Renee enjoys working with all ages; serving the young and the young at heart. In addition to holding her Broker licenses she has earned the following designations; Senior Real Estate Specialist, Realtor Senior Advisor, Accredited Buyers Representative, Graduate Realtor Institute and Seller Representative Specialist. Renee’s specific training and experience allows her to provide the most comprehensive and qualified service. As a Certified Senior Advisor, Renee specializes in serving the 55+ community. Renee understands what issues most impact the lives of our aging population. She knows that making this transition can be complex, time consuming and emotional. Renee feels that in times of change you should leave nothing to chance and a trusted resource can make all the difference. She provides her clients with valuable information, resources and guidance so they are able to make informed decisions that will best serve them to successfully age in place. She has a team of professionals and services dedicated to supporting every stage of life, with care and simplicity. Renee believes everyone should have the ability to age with grace and dignity. Renee is a member of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, Minnesota Association of Realtors, Wisconsin Realtors Association, National Association of Realtors, Society of Senior Advisors and the National Aging in Place Council. She is the recipient of the Super Real Estate Agent Award for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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