Believe it or not, your mood can affect your health.
Studies show that depression, stress, and other negative feelings can take a toll on your health and wear your body down quicker. Depression can also cause a lack of energy which leads to inactivity and poor eating habits.
This week, help boost your mood and your aging loved one's mood with these healthy heart, happy heart quick tips:
Socialize – We know that it is easy to get into the same routine and keep to yourself as you reach your golden years, but socializing and making new friends can increase happiness and brain activity. Encourage your aging loved one to be more active in the community and reach out to family and friends for company.
Find a Hobby – Try new hobbies to find one that you and your senior really enjoy doing together. Maybe you both like to fish or you are both interested in learning how to crochet. Your elderly loved one will begin to look forward to these hobbies; therefore, they will be happier and more active.
Furry Companion – If your aging loved one isn't interested in going out and meeting new people, try introducing them to a new pet! Studies have shown that having a pet can dramatically improve the quality of life for a senior and create constant companionship.
At Senior Helpers, we strive to ensure a better quality of life for you and your aging loved one, and we believe a better quality of life starts with a happy mind and a healthy heart!