5 Great Tips for Seniors to Stay Healthy
Let’s take a look at 5 great tips on how seniors can help themselves be as healthy and active as possible.
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Staying well and active is important for everyone, especially seniors. It is a fundamental part of living a long and happy life. Even if some older people are not as physically active as they once were, there’s plenty they can do to maintain their health. Let’s take a look at 5 great tips on how seniors can help themselves be as healthy and active as possible.
Check Ups & Screenings
Many seniors today lead busy lives, but they need to take the time to see their primary care doctor at least once a year for an annual exam. It is also very important to be screened for common illnesses, high blood pressure or other health issues that can come along in the senior years.
As Ben Franklin once said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Catching any potential medical issues early could mean the difference between a simple solution and a long drawn-out recovery process.
Move to the Best of Your Ability
Even though an older person may not be able to move as easily as they once did, exercise is still critically important for seniors. No matter what someone’s physical capabilities are, it’s crucial to find an activity that they can enjoy and easily do. Walking is a perfect exercise for many, as it is low impact and doesn’t require a lot of exertion.
If walking is not an option, a senior can work with their doctor to see what other low impact exercises would be appropriate.
Keeping Bones Strong
Bone health is important for people of all ages, but this is especially true for seniors. As people age, they tend to lose calcium in their bodies, which can lead to weakened bones.
Some seniors develop osteoporosis, a condition that makes bones porous and more prone to fracture. Taking calcium supplements and other vitamins and minerals recommended by a doctor can keep bones as healthy as possible for years to come.
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The Irony about Join Pain & Movement
Most seniors experience some level of joint and muscle pain as they age. A seemingly logical remedy for coping with this kind of discomfort is to limit one’s physical movements beyond what is necessary. However, the great irony is that seniors with joint issues should actually move as much as they can. Regular exercise can reduce stiffness, mobility problems and pain.
Of all the health habits a senior can practice, eating right is one of the most important. For most people, eating a well-balanced food plan of lean meats, vegetables and fruits each day is extremely beneficial to long term health. However, seniors should check with their doctor to determine what kind of eating plan is right for them. If someone has a heart condition or diabetes, their doctor might suggest a special diet to address these conditions.
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Frontier Management is committed to seniors living active and healthy lives. We have helped many people find a senior living community that best fits their unique needs. If you would like to learn more about our services, we cordially invite you to visit one of our beautiful communities, take a tour and speak with our friendly and compassionate staff.