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Want To Learn About Ways To Live A Longer And Healthier Life?

Here's how AARP can help.

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Jade Schulz
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This is an ad for AARP membership.

Of course, we all want to live long, healthy lives. As an AARP member, you have access to an array of robust resources designed to empower you take charge of your life.

1. You can’t build it without the tools. AARP’s Health Tools is a suite of web-based options that offers information on health and wellness, and resources that may help you keep track of medications. The tools can help you find care providers, calculate your BMI, learn about ways to avoid  mixing medications with a handy ‘Drug Interaction Checker’, as well as identify confusing drugs. Use the Symptom Checker to explore what might be ailing you. Search Diseases and Conditions, Drugs and related Health articles.

2. Check out 60 Ways to Live Longer, Stronger and Better with essential health tips. Featuring specific actions you can take to help pump up your heart health, shake off stress, clean up your diet, get back in shape, and so much more. Explore ways  to replace pandemic bad habits and get healthier now. Also, hear what mental health expert Rachel Noble has to say about building resilience and creating greater joy in your life in the wake of the pandemic. Noble is one of four female thought leaders featured in a new four-part audio series, The Girlfriend: In Conversation, part of a partnership between The Girlfriend and Members Only Access.

3. Who said aging has to be serious all the time? It’s all fun and games! With the AARP Staying Sharp Program, you can discover new ways to make brain health part of your daily routine. Choose from articles, recipes, activities, videos and fun games – designed just for you. Staying Sharp follows guidance from the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH), which provides information and recommendations to empower people to take positive steps to improve their brain health. Create your own plan by saving the actions that inspire you. Track your progress by checking off the items you complete.

4. What’s behind that door? De-stress your life by de-cluttering your closet. A messy environment can cause undue stress, even if it’s not immediately noticeable. Organizing a frequently used closet can improve your time management, create a visually appealing space, and may reduce your overall stress level. Try pulling out all the items in your closet and grouping them together in a way that makes sense to you. Put the things you use the most on the easiest shelf to reach. Things you don’t use often should be placed furthest away. Use baskets, boxes and bags to create a prettier, less cluttered space. Add labels so you can find what you need when you need it.

5. Can't hear as well as you used to? Check out the National Hearing Test. Plus, AARP members can take it for free once a year. The National Hearing Test is an independent and scientifically validated hearing screen test developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health.

6. You can rely on AARP to stay abreast of the latest medical news. Learn more about the recall of the common heartburn medication Zantac, why the Shingles vaccine is in short supply, and understand the reasoning for getting a flu shot. Then read about the five things that will change cancer care in the next decade.

Did you know AARP membership provides instant access to hundreds of carefully chosen benefits for just $12 for the first year with automatic renewal, and $16 after that? Plus, you may find that using a single member benefit covers the entire cost of membership. Membership also includes a subscription to AARP’s bi-monthly magazine and a free gift.

Learn more about joining AARP!