How to Feel Better During the Senior Years

How to Feel Better During the Senior Years

How to Feel Better During the Senior YearsBeing older doesn’t mean you can’t feel and look amazing. There are many things you can do these days to keep yourself healthy and feeling better well into your later years. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle that is not just physical, but mental as well will help boost your overall health. Below are some tips to feel better during your senior years.

Eat Well

Being older you now have to really watch what you put in your body. Eating healthy increases mental acuteness, promotes higher energy levels, helps ward off disease and illness, aids in managing chronic health issues better and promotes faster recuperation times. As we get older, eating healthy is essential for staying emotionally balanced and having a positive outlook on life. Include colorful foods like fruit and veggies and add in lean proteins, grains and calcium.

Keep Active

Often, as human beings, we occasionally get lazy and that is fine. However, it is essential that you maintain an active lifestyle in your later years. Whether you are taking brisk morning walks, daily bike rides or jumping on the tread mill, staying active is easy, fun and provides incredible health benefits.

Get Social

Various studies have pointed out that seniors who are socially isolated have shorter life expectancies. A definitive scholarly article published in The Journal of Primary Prevention and written by Nicholas R. Nicholson, ‘A Review of Social Isolation’, demonstrates how social isolation leads to various detrimental health issues in senior adults which can include dementia, increased number of falls, increased risk for re-hospitalization and increased risk in all-cause mortality.

Staying social is imperative in seniors. Aside from offering a sense of purpose, many interests and hobbies are inherently social in nature.  Any activity that involves a group such as playing bridge, for example, is considered socially healthy. If you are a regular churchgoer, you can benefit from weekly social church gatherings. Sharing a meal with others is inherently social whether it is at a local senior center, church group or a friendly diner or cafe.

Have More Sex

Being older doesn’t mean you have to give up on your sexual health. In fact, personal relationships are a significant part in the lives of seniors and sex is a great way of connecting. It enhances both mental and physical health, solidifies relationships and increases lifespan.

Feeling better in your senior years doesn’t have to be difficult.  It just takes a few simple consistent steps to keep you active, happy and healthy.

Speak to a Personal Consultant

Talking to someone who understands you and what you’re going through can greatly help you feel better. Kendall Van Blarcom is a personal consultant. He is a senior helping seniors. With one simple phone call, you can get the help you need to make positive changes in your life that will make you happier. No matter how old you are, there are ways to improve your life. Try personal consulting to help you get out of the turmoil you find yourself in day after day.


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