As we grow older, our body does not work the way it did when we were younger. It can be quite challenging to live if you are not mentally and physically fit. The following are some of the tips on how to live a healthy life in a Senior Home or on their own.
As our body ages, it will not have the ability to digest everything we eat. Thus it is essential to eat healthy food. Controlling the diet plan can regulate the high blood pressure, diabetes, heart-related diseases, osteoporosis etc. Do not eat high-calorie foods or food items that are harder to get digested. A fiber-rich diet is a perfect diet as it helps in digestion and keeps your digestive system clean.
Keep yourself active:
Make sure that you indulge yourself in some activity. When you sit in one place, your body can get lethargic. When you move around, you will maintain a healthy weight, and you will be able to maintain balance. Physical activities promote healthy cardiovascular health and reduce the stress level.
Drink plenty of water:
Water is essential to process the food we eat. It carries all the nutrients to all parts of our body and also keeps our skin healthy. Drinking water also flushes out all the bad things from the body.
Get enough sleep:
Sleep deprivation can increase the stress levels in our body. A good night sleep will keep you fresh the following day. It is advisable to sleep for about 8 hours a day.
Take charge of your stress levels:
Stress levels can affect your blood pressure. You can control that by doing your favorite physical activity. You can also read a book, listen to music or paint. You can do whichever activity relieves you from your stress.
Control your sugar intake:
Type 2 diabetes is quite popular these days, and due to poor food habits and lifestyle, many people above the age group of 40 are said to be affected by this disease.
Surround yourself with positive people:
Surrounding ourselves with lively and energetic people is good. They boost up our moods, and it will relieve our stress. Good laughter will help you to cope up with your problems.
Get regular medical checkups:
As we age our body becomes weak, and we need to make sure that we take good care of it to live a long and healthy life. Having a regular health checkup will make you aware of your body condition. Through various tests, you will know if your blood pressure, sugar level, cholesterol etc. are normal. Based on the test results you can alter your food patterns or take medicines accordingly.
Be careful not to slip on anything:
The calcium in our body reduces as we grow up and thus if we slip over something and break our bones, it may take a long time to heal so always be cautious of slippery floors and rugs.