5 Healthy Living Ideas for Seniors

5 Healthy Living Ideas for Seniors

It’s 2018 and that means that growing old doesn’t have to mean slowing down and becoming a victim of your age. Small changes can go a long way and help you live a fuller happier life. So if you’re like us and are always looking 5 steps ahead, give these 5 healthy living ideas a try today. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the results.

  1. Stay active
    Get out there and do something to keep active every day. There are many groups local groups that seniors can join to stay active including sports teams, dance groups, walking groups and more. Even if it’s raining or bad weather, as we tend to have in the lower mainland, you can find many indoor activities at your local community centers most days. 
  2. Stay positive
    Emotional health is just as important as physical health. This is another important reason to look to social groups, to help stimulate your brain and keep relationships, new and old. Join a book club that meets once a week, or cooking classes, even taking language classes to learn a new language (you’re never too old to learn). Who knows this might even inspire you to finally take that trip abroad you’ve always thought about.
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  1. Anticipate Chronic Conditions
    Look at your family tree to try and anticipate any conditions that may show up as you age. Many conditions, both physical and mental, are linked to your genetics. Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancers, and Mental Conditions in your family tree can all be risks as you age, but there are things you can do to help reduce these risks. If you have any concerns it is best to speak with your doctor to put together a risk reduction plan that works for you.
     
  2. Quit Smoking
    This one is a no brainer but is much easier said than done. There are many different methods available to help you quit. Some options you can look at are gums, sprays, smokeless cigarettes, and many others. The health benefits are numerous including healthier heart, lungs, and circulation. This one act will extend your life and reduce your risk of multiple life threatening issues. You can see the timeline of benefits here. 
  3. Get regular check ups
    We constanty recommend visiting your family doctor and checking your health if they feel something has changed. But what we don’t always talk about is visiting health specialists regularly such as your dentist, optometrist, and hearing specialists. As we age these specialists will be able to help us identify problems with aging much sooner than we will be able to ourselves.

If you have any concerns or would like some help living more comfortably at home, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-866-982-2737 and speak with some about setting up an at home care assessment today.

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