Healthy Senior Living for a New Year

Healthy Senior Living for the New Year

The New Year is here. For 2020, make yourself a priority and focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle to keep you feeling your best. Not sure where to start? We’ve compiled a list of five essential goals to help get you on the road to a happy and healthy New Year.

Balance your diet:

A healthy diet can help improve brain function, manage chronic illnesses, strengthen your immune system, and promote good muscle and bone health. Keep your meals colorful and get in at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. And, stick to fiber-rich foods, whole grains, fish, and lean protein. In-home caregivers can keep you accountable and help you make healthy food choices which will keep you feeling your best.

Drink your water:

Staying hydrated helps flush toxins, regulates body temperature, and helps maintain blood pressure. As we age, our body’s water content decreases, and certain medications can make the body more susceptible to dehydration, which can cause confusion, fatigue, and illness. To help keep you feeling your best all day, avoid sugary drinks and keep a glass of water nearby. Experienced caregivers can recognize signs of dehydration and help make sure you are getting enough water each day to prevent more serious complications.

Stay Active:

Take a walk around your yard or neighborhood, get outside and enjoy the fresh air, or put together a custom plan with the help of a caregiver to keep your body moving. Staying active helps maintain healthy joints and muscles, reduces the risk of falling, improves stamina, and can help curb anxiety or depression. Skilled caregivers can help you set safe goals to keep you feeling healthier and happier.

Sleep well:

Getting enough sleep is an essential part of staying healthy. Not only does sleep improve memory and your ability to concentrate, but it also allows your body to reset and refreshes your immune system allowing you start each day fresh and ready to take on whatever may come your way. If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, knowledgeable caregivers can help identify underlying causes and help remedy them, giving you a better night’s rest.

Be Proactive:

Set yourself up for a healthy year by scheduling your annual wellness visits to discuss medications, immunizations, and other screenings that may be necessary to help prevent future health problems. With home health care you are not alone, experienced caregivers are trained to recognize symptoms that may otherwise go unnoticed and can help identify potential problems before they worsen. Don’t let your health stop you from achieving what you want this year and enlist the help of caring and compassionate caregivers to keep you on track.

The New Year is the perfect time to make a commitment to your health. Assisted offers a wide array of home health services, to learn more call us today at 800-949-6555 or visit us online at www.AssistedCares.com.

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