Posted on Dec 26, 2013
To the New Year and In Home Elderly Help
The Christmas holiday has passed us and we are ready to face the New Year. We’ve all had great plans to make big changes in our lifestyle for the New Year only to slide back into our old ways in just a little bit of time. This recurring pattern may make us reluctant to make New Year’s Resolutions at all. This year will be the year we make our resolutions and keep them!
The New Year isn’t about making major change and creating a massive upheaval in our lives. It’s about little changes to make our lives a little bit better. Healthy changes could mean including more vegetables in our diet, eating less fatty foods, eating breakfast every day, eliminating refined sugar and flour, and portion control. It’s a lot easier to take baby steps in making a big improvement in your overall health. It’s important to realize that lifestyle change is better for us than a difficult and daunting expectation of a crash diet which is unhealthy and unsustainable.
The New Year is a new beginning; a clean slate. If you make healthy living a goal, good things like weight loss and feeling good are sure to follow. Make feeling good a priority. Taking a long term look at our health will help to make changes that we can live with and will bring success; which will make us feel good in the end.
In 2014, make it a goal to get more active. Just thirty minutes of exercise each day will help to improve your strength and will help to maintain your weight. The exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous; even a stroll through the mall or park will get your heart rate up and benefit your health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that seniors get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week. Regular physical activity can do everything from lowering the risk of heart disease to improving mental health.
While it’s important to have a healthy body, it is also vital to have a healthy mind. This year, encourage your senior loved one to join a local community center or social gathering. Social engagement can reduce loneliness, which could have a senior impact on a senior’s well-being. Joining a club or volunteer organization may be the perfect fit to get your senior loved one out of the house and meet like-minded people to spend their time.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home elderly help during the holidays and the many benefits of in home senior care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Chattanooga to speak to a senior care specialist today 423-710-1500! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Chattanooga provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Signal Mountain, Hixson, Red Bank, and Ooltewah, Tennessee.