Eat Healthy

By incorporating a healthy diet into daily life, the body can benefit in many ways. Be sure to incorporate healthy foods which can include fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. It is important to limit consumption of sugary food and excess carbohydrates.

Sleep Enough

Sleeping is necessary to function well throughout the day. Seven to nine hours is the recommended amount of sleep older adults should get. If you are having trouble sleeping at night, it is important to visit with the doctor.

Spend Time in the Community

Community involvement helps individuals stay active regardless of any age. It helps you get out of the house and it also gives purpose. Staying active in the community can help encourage socializing and developing friendships.

Maintain Cognitive Health

As we age, our cognitive functions naturally decline. If we keep our brains active and stimulated, research has proven that it can reduce cognitive decline. A few ideas to keep the brain active would be reading and solving puzzles like crosswords. 

Take Control of Your Health

Exercising has many benefits and it is important for  older adults to stay active. Exercising can help lose or maintain weight, reduce high blood pressure, release endorphins, and strengthen muscles. As a person ages, the body can get weak and become prone to falls. Visit the local gym and see what options are available. There are classes available that can be fun to go to such as yoga, zumba, or swimming. Consult a personal trainer to learn how to work the machines or how to properly exercise.  

Practice Prevention

Many conditions are preventable such as receiving a flu shot annually, falling due to weakness, or reducing blood pressure by exercising. Falling can be prevented by exercising to strengthen muscles and maintain balance, removing obstacles around the house, fixing bad lighting, and installing handrails around the stairs and shower.  

Reduce Stress

Stress can cause many problems such as high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, anxiety, and fatigue. Consult the doctor about the concerns you are facing. The doctor might recommend medicine, counseling, or offering resources such as joining an exercise class.