This post was sponsored by Pfizer. All opinions are my own.
Healthy Grandparent Tips
Like most grandparents, I love spending time with my grandchildren. But I know that the fact that I live under the same roof with them sets me apart from other grandparents.
We spend special time together but I’m also here for their daily lives. I help get them off to school in the morning, take Carrigan to dance class, make lunches, and help with baths too! I’m here for the everyday things and am a huge part of their lives.
I want to be around to play with my grandkids so it’s important that I’m a healthy grandparent.
Active & Healthy Grandparent
One of the easiest ways that I focus on staying a healthy grandparent for Weston and Carrigan is to stay active and have fun!
I’ve always enjoyed exercising, so I go for a daily walk. I can’t wait for the days when the kids can come along on their scooters or bikes.
But I keep active in other ways too. One of my favorite things to do is get outside in our yard. Working in the yard keeps me young at heart and keeps my body moving too.
Carrigan has also discovered a love for helping in the yard so it’s a wonderful way for us to spend time together.
It fills my heart.
Preventative & Healthy Grandparent
Another way I make sure I’m a healthy grandparent is by staying proactive when it comes to my health.
I wasn’t always great at this, I’ll be honest. I think that feeling so young at heart had me convinced my body was the same way. But it’s still important to get checked out and make sure that’s true!
So I go in for regular appointments and have developed a good relationship with my doctor. We’re able to discuss any concerns and come up with a plan that we’re both comfortable with.
As a baby boomer, I want to keep booming through life!
A huge part of that is making sure I’m doing things like eating well, getting enough rest, and staying active.
Staying Proactive & Educated
It’s also important to stay educated when it comes to health. Sometimes I feel like because I’m well, I’ll continue to stay well.
But there are risks out there that could affect a healthy grandparent. Vaccine-preventable illnesses like pneumococcal pneumonia is one example.
There are currently more than 46.2 million Americans who are 65 years old or older. I hope most of them are enjoying an active and full lifestyle like I am.
But pneumococcal pneumonia is a potentially serious and, in some cases, potentially life-threatening illness that can strike at any time.
It could keep us from doing the things we love or even end up with a hospital stay. That’s something I definitely want to avoid!
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