Posted on Sep 16, 2016
Tips for Healthy Aging and In Home Senior Care
There are many things we can control in our lives to make things easier on us; time, however, is not one of those things. It’s inevitable that with every passing day that we are aging. While we may not be able to control time, we can help to make the aging process smoother and find ways to stay healthier along the way.
One tip for healthy aging is to remember to keep active on a daily basis. We don’t have to run vigorously or lift heavy weights to stay active. It simply means making it a point to take a stroll around the block after a meal, take morning walks with friends around the mall, and park just a little further from the grocery store when shopping. All it really takes is little steps to create an active and healthy lifestyle.
Another tip for healthy aging is to treat your body like an important vessel. Fuel it with healthy foods such as low fat dairy, lean meats and protein, and fiber-rich foods like fresh vegetables. The less processing that is done to your food, the better it is for your body. While it is best to eat healthy whenever possible, it is important to remember that it’s okay to indulge from time to time. Have that piece of cake at a birthday party; toast in the New Year with a glass of champagne. Eating well is all about balance.
Another important way to stay healthy and ease into aging, is to stay socially active. Keep up the girls’ nights together with card games, and attend those outdoor concerts that you have been invited to. If you and the guys like to go out to the movies once a month, keep up the ritual and make time for friendship and socializing. Interaction with friends and family will lower stress and reduce the risk of depression and loneliness.
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