5 Ways to Focus on Your Wellness During Healthy Aging Month
Posted: September 01, 2021 | Word Count: 877
As summer draws to a close, September’s Healthy Aging Month is a great time for individuals 50 and over to assess their physical, mental and social health, and general well-being. It’s never too late to make your health a top priority. Whether you are starting a workout or vitamin regimen, treating yourself to a weekend trip, or prioritizing healthy eating options, AARP members have access to a wealth of resources and benefits that will inspire you to improve your overall health and wellness.
Here are five healthy living tips to consider:
Treat yourself to a weekend trip
Research shows that leisure travel provides many health and wellness benefits. Traveling to new places or revisiting your favorite destination can have a positive impact on your emotional and mental health. If you are an AARP member, AARP Travel Center Powered by Expedia can help you plan the perfect getaway. You can save when booking a flight and hotel vacation package to destinations worldwide, including Las Vegas, Hawaii, Europe and more.
If your travels will require a rental car, be sure to book well in advance, as inventory is limited. Members save up to 30% with Budget Rent a Car. And when you book a hotel room at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, you’ll rest easy knowing you have a clean, comfortable space to unwind after a day filled with fun activities. AARP members save 10% off the best available rate and all Wyndham branded hotels have implemented Count On UsSM protocols to enhance cleaning standards.
Prioritize healthy food options
Creating a healthy meal plan is one step toward maintaining or improving overall physical health. A healthy diet has numerous short-term benefits including increased energy and focus, and long-term benefits include preventing chronic conditions and maintaining a healthy weight. If you are an AARP member, a wide selection of healthy meal options is available through meal delivery services and at dining establishments.
Check out the heart healthy menu options at Silver Cuisine™ by bistroMD – including the Tilapia with Smoky Tomato Sauce or the Grilled Salmon with Lemon Dijon Dressing. AARP members save 25% and get free shipping on their first order of $99 or more of Silver Cuisine™ chef-prepared meals.
When dining out, you can choose from a variety of market-fresh specialties and wholesome dishes at Bonefish Grill. AARP members save 10% on food and nonalcoholic beverages. Bonefish Grill is available for Dine-in and Carryout.
If you're on the road, stop by Denny’s and try the Fit Slam® or Loaded Veggie Omelet for a healthier take on your diner favorites. Plus, AARP members save 15% on their check.
Declutter your living space
A well-kept home can help reduce stress and improve your overall mental health. A tidy living space can help you feel calmer, happier and more relaxed. Also, getting rid of excess items can help you focus better on important tasks. If you are downsizing your home, looking for storage solutions or hoping to declutter living spaces, WayForth Home Transition Management can help. AARP members receive a free 30-minute phone consultation with a WayForth team member and a follow-up “Get Started” plan via email. If you live in an area where WayForth services are available, you can receive a 5% discount.
Stock up on health and wellness essentials
Identifying your health and wellness essentials can help you meet your healthy living goals. To stock up on over-the-counter medications and vitamins or pick up your favorite healthy snack, look no further than Walgreens. The retailer offers a wide variety of healthy snack options and selection of vitamins to meet your health needs. Plus, when you link your AARP and myWalgreens™ memberships*, you'll earn 10% Walgreens Cash rewards on Walgreens branded health and wellness products†, 7% Walgreens Cash rewards on Walgreens branded beauty products† and 3% Walgreens Cash rewards on other eligible beauty purchases.†
Stay connected to your loved ones
Staying connected to loved ones can greatly benefit your emotional and physical health. And spending time, even virtually, with others can brighten your day while creating happy memories. For family members who live far away, a tablet from CC ConnectPad from Consumer Cellular offers a virtual option to see family members from the comfort of your own home, while staying safe from potential spammers and scammers. AARP members can save 5% on a monthly subscription, which includes unlimited service on a secure, private network.
Check out AARP.ORG/SAVE to view more benefits available to AARP members.
*Offer good with myWalgreens™ linked to an AARP card. Walgreens Cash rewards are not legal tender. No cash back. Walgreens Cash rewards good on future purchases. Rewards on prescriptions and other pharmacy items and services cannot be earned in AR, NJ or NY. Only prescriptions picked up in store are eligible to earn rewards. Other exclusions and limitations apply. Complete details, including Walgreens Cash rewards expiration dates, at myWalgreens.com.
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†Exclusions and restrictions apply. For details, see store or Walgreens.com/AARPcard.