Keep your loved ones healthy. Best Health care Tips For Seniors
Keeping up with the immediate health care needs of our parents and senior loved ones can become a demanding chore. At the same time, good health care habits can make a difference even to seniors who are prone to illness or have not prioritized their health care in the past.
To help you out on senior health and wellness, Veegaland Homes, the most trusted builders in Kerala have put together 5 most important wellness tips for seniors to follow.
1) Stay Active
Physical activities can boost immunity in humans to a huge extent. The more you stay active, the more your body will be able to fight inflammation and infections. But it doesn’t mean that you should engage yourself in hard, demanding exercises. Low impact exercises which last about 20-30 minutes a day each are effective enough.
Exercises also help to keep your weight in check, boost your mood, improve bones and muscle strength, help you sleep better, decrease the chances of heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and other illnesses.
2) Have a healthy diet
Rather than being on a formal diet, eating whole fruits, deeply coloured vegetables and lean meat can also increase your immunity and help your live longer protecting you against heart diseases, cancer, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer's disease.
Choose high-fiber foods such as whole-grain breads, cereals, beans, unsalted nuts and seeds, and avoid fried foods. You can choose broiled, grilled, or boiled options. Make sure you drink fluids throughout the day and have low-fat or fat-free milk and milk products.
3) Acceptance & Pro-active self-care
Over the course of our life, we go through changes which are small and big, significantly affecting our lives, and as one gets older, it’s important that they develop critical and thoughtful awareness regarding these changes.
Embracing the challenges and the opportunities associated with old age, one should always strive to reach out for the help and resources to improve the quality of life. The more one recognizes and accepts the challenges associated with aging, the better they’ll be able to live a pro-active life with sufficient self care.
4) Socialization over Isolation
Irrespective of living alone or living in a community, Isolation is undoubtedly the biggest challenge faced by seniors and it can significantly influence and alter one’s physical, mental, and emotional complications.
Family and community time can significantly help seniors feel connected, especially if they have mobility issues and depending on the individual, there are various approaches to socialization and community building such as interactive social groups, virtual senior centers, social day programs etc.
5) Healthy lifestyle practices
As our body evolves and transforms throughout our life, we should make the necessary changes in our routines for a healthy lifestyle. Diet plan, exercise habits, posture and balance, stress management and rest can determine the lifestyle practices. The more a maturing grown-up can recognize and accept the specific demands and changes needed to be brought into their life for an effective life, the more they have the option to perceive the opportunities beyond the challenges.
With a vision to effectively contribute to the social and economic development of the community, Veegaland Homes dreams of constructing a better and sustainable life for its occupants.
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