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Ageing with Grace


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Singaporeans are ageing rapidly. According to the National Population and Talent Division, Conversely, the proportion of citizens aged 65 and above has increased from 11.7% in 2013 to 19.1% in 2023. By 2030, around 1 in 4 citizens (24.1%) will be aged 65 and above.


While this is an inevitable journey, we want to help you transition gracefully by providing you with some health tips!


Get Regular Health Screening 

You can detect potential health risks and get early intervention before serious complications occur. Through this comprehensive screening, you can also narrow down your risk factors such as a family history of medical conditions. 

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Lead a Physically Active Lifestyle

Staying active is one way of lowering your risk of chronic diseases, and improving mobility, cognitive health, sleep quality etcetera. 


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You can start your active lifestyle out gradually through light exercises such as brisk walking. Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, you can step into higher intensity workouts like jogging. 


However, do note for seniors who have been living a sedentary lifestyle to go for a health check up prior to starting any workout session. Individuals with existing medical conditions should also consult their family doctor to determine the right exercise for your needs. 


Diet Matters

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Skin Healthy

Wear sunscreen and avoid excessive sun exposure to protect your skin. 

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Good Sleep for Good Health

Sleep is definitely not for the weak. Most adults need at least seven to eight hours of sleep every night for optimal health. Without sleep, you can get premature ageing, weight gain, weakened immunity, and an increased risk of heart diseases and infections. 

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Reference:

National Population and Talent Division. (2023). Population in Brief 2023. Retrieved from https://www.population.gov.sg/files/publications/population-in-brief-2023.pdf


Raffles Medical Group. (n.d.). The Keys to Ageing Healthily. Retrieved from https://www.rafflesmedicalgroup.com/health-resources/health-articles/the-keys-to-ageing-healthily/

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