Senior Health

In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to watch our health. It’s becoming way too easy to sit on the couch and eat processed junk meals. Especially as we age, health is an important subject to have a good grasp on, both physically and mentally.

Contrary to some stereotypes, many seniors remain active and spry. Anytime someone crosses that 100-year mark, news stations swoop down to learn the secret to long life, and every answer is different. Some swear by exercise, others by eating a certain food, and one lady even said it was because she relaxed with a beer every day! Even though there is no one simple answer, there are a few things we can do to improve our daily health.

It’s always good to exercise. Whether you live in the country and the farm life keeps you busy all day, or you go to your local gym for some light calesthenics, or perhaps you like to take a walk around the neighborhood, exercise is good for our bodies and for our brains. Not only does it keep you in shape, but it gives you energy and puts you in a great frame of mind.

Eating properly also has its benefits. There is no need to follow the latest diet, just make sure you are eating a healthy portion of meat, fruits, and vegetables. If you feel like you need a vitamin supplement, consult your doctor on which ones to choose. There are a lot of supplements out there, and not all of them are actually good for you.

There are also lots of great ways to improve mental health. Make sure you stay connected to friends and family. Reach out to them if you feel neglected, because they may not realize how you feel. It’s too easy to become caught up in daily life activities sometimes. Also, take a few moments each day to meditate on what you are grateful for. Games are a great way to exercise your brain, as well. If you play an instrument or knit, keep at it! Staying healthy physically and mentally will help you enjoy your time with family and friends!