Seniors, as they get older, have health issues. No one is immune to it yet there are avenues we all can take to prevent at least some of the problems we encounter as we get older. Some tips are harder than others to follow, but in the end, it is worth it. Our bodies are our temples and prevention is easier than a possible cure for what ails us.
Positivity and self-care are important as we age. Many people side-step the issue and assume they are 25 in the body of a 65-year-old. With a few changes to lifestyle, we can slow down the aging process and prevent disease just a bit; not only mentally but physically as well.
No matter your age, it’s important to get moving, especially if you are retired or still sit behind a desk every day. A walk around the block or a membership to a local gym to keep the heart healthy and muscle tone in shape is all it takes to ensure that one’s body stays on top of age and disease such as diabetes and weak bones. Breaking a hip or other bone can happen more often than think when our bones become brittle, so exercise and vitamins play a big part in senior health.
It seems relaxing once retired to sit in front of the television all day, but studies show that games, puzzles, and interaction with others play a big part in keeping our brains active and healthy. Most of the older generation have internet connection as well as iPads and cell-phones. There are an abundance of games that appeal to all audiences which increase mental prowess. Crossword puzzles or a weekly game of Bunco or Bingo stimulate the nerve centers in the brain.
The importance of meeting with local people who are in the same age bracket as we are exponentially increases quality of life, just for the mere fact of human interaction. Friends and colleagues who understand the daily issues others face are more likely to lead a happier life into their senior years.
It’s obvious that keeping mentally and physically fit are important but always keep yearly appointments with your doctor to ensure that all is on track. The rest of your health is up to you, and that means following steps to keep your social life, mind, and having fun a priority.