Healthy Aging: 5 Senior Wellness Tips You Need to Know

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If you want to age gracefully, you need to take good care of yourself. These five senior wellness tips will help you adopt healthy habits for life. Click here.

There are ten times as many Americans age 65 or older than there were 100 years ago. Modern medicine and smarter living have contributed to this. Everyone has their own keys to living longer.

Outside of some outliers, like chain-smokers, there are a few basic tenants to living longer. Most senior wellness tips revolve around being social, mentally, and physically active. As they say, “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.”

Promote healthy living for seniors by encouraging these habits.

Senior Wellness Tips for Aging Well

If you’re not a senior yourself, you may want to get some assistance here. Most seniors can be stubborn and stuck in their ways. The key is subtleness and grace. Guide your grandparents/parents slowly in the right direction.

Being a Social Butterfly

Seniors who are introverted and reserved may struggle to make new friends. If they don’t have friends who are in their lives daily, depression can set in. They also need someone to talk to who isn’t a member of their family.

Get them involved in senior groups, hobby clubs, and events. Social work is also important for preventing and treating cognitive diseases. Cognitive behavioral therapy can restore autonomy in seniors suffering from depression, PTSD, and OCD.

Physically Active

Exercise is going to influence all other aspects of a senior’s life. If they can’t get around by themselves, their mental health and social health will deteriorate. Physical activity is needed to keep the brain supplied with fresh blood.

Elderly exercise can be anything from walking around a grocery store to working on a car. It can also look like tai chi or yoga, depending on how progressive they are. Learning one of these exercises is great for maintaining a connection in our fast-paced world.

Stress Management

As we get older, it’s easy to fall into the trap of stressful days.

Getting your senior family members to learn how to manage stress is vital for preventing illness. Stress will keep them from being active and cause them to lose track of tasks. Stress is a killer, as it leeches energy from us and puts unnecessary pressure on our hearts.

Try offering ways to alleviate the contributors to stress (financial, emotional, or environmental).

It Starts at Home

All these senior wellness tips begin in their home environment. If they’re not happy where they live, then it may be time for a change. Maybe you should consider either renovating their home or looking into senior home care.

Whether they are interested in an assisted living center or in-home care, you can restore your senior loved one’s Mind and Mobility.  Be upfront and honest with them, then explore our home care services together.

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