Monday, October 28, 2019
While we’re younger, it is totally normal to feel as if we’re invincible to the aging process. However, aging is inevitable! You can’t stop it, but what you CAN do is to begin healthy habits now so you can age as healthily as possible. Just take our 5 tips below.
Eat well. Start things off with taking care of your body from the inside out. Keeping a healthy gut can be as easy as including many whole-grains foods, fruits, veggies, and meats (or alternative protein sources). Make sure you’re steering away from fast food and processed meals, which usually contain way more than the recommended sodium intake each day.
Keep your body active. Live an active lifestyle early on! Practicing regular exercise will prove beneficial as you age, and you will find that you may be able to retain your independence for longer than the average senior. Staying physically fit also helps to improve your mental health, and it works to prevent common ailments like heart disease, depression, and diabetes.
Maintain your cognitive abilities. Keeping your mind stimulated is equally as important as keeping your body moving. Research proves that keeping your cognitive abilities sharp will prolong any cognitive decline and can prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. Engaging in activities like sudoku and word searches, or even physical activities like taking dance lessons or learning a new instrument, can help to keep your mind moving.
Make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Just because you’re aging doesn’t mean sleep becomes less important! You will still want to make sure you’re getting between 7 – 9 hours each and every night. Being physically and mentally active can help you get a more restful sleep, too. A lack of sleep can cause unwanted issues, such as depression and memory problems.
Keep your stress levels as low as possible. This can become more exhausting to do as we age, but it really just means you’re going to have to learn new ways to cope with stress and new stressors you may encounter. Taking care of yourself by incorporating all of the aforementioned will naturally help to keep high stress levels at bay.
Ready to be proactive and create a senior care plan? Call Concierge Care today to schedule your consultation! Together we will build an active plan that works for you.