September is Healthy Aging Month, a national observance created to draw attention to the importance of healthy lifestyles for adults aged 45 and up. As a provider of home care in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, we thought we’d gather a couple of healthy aging tips for older adults and create this comprehensive guide to things that can help improve an older adult’s overall wellbeing.
- Healthy Lifestyle Habits
A healthy lifestyle can help a person avoid disease and unwanted injuries by keeping the body strong inside and out. Below are some tips for mental, physical, emotional, and social wellness that older adults can (and should) try.
- Slow down and take on thing at a time
We live in a time when most people are living very fast-paced lives. If you’re feeling stressed or tense, overworking yourself will only make your symptoms worse. So, try to do things one at a time. Pick one task that’s urgent and work on it. Once you’re done with that one task, you can move on to the next one. Don’t take on everything all at once.
- Less sitting and more moving
Research has a found a strong relationship between increased sedentary behaviors and increased risk of all-cause mortality, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Increasing your physical activity by a fraction at a time can help improve your wellness and health.
- Review your diet
Does your current diet include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and fat-free or low-fat dairy? A diet that is rich with the following ingredients is ten-times better than a diet high in saturated fats, trans fats, salt, cholesterol, and added sugars.
- Volunteer your time and services
Keep your skills and knowledge sharp by teaching them to other people who can benefit from it too! There are over 150 ideas listed in the UN Volunteers website.
- Get reliable medical home care
Having reliable medical services in Pennsylvania is an important factor of an older adult’s health, especially if they live with disabilities and other comorbidities that may affect how they live their day-to-day lives.
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