As we grow older it’s important to have a stable base of healthy habits. Creating a routine with healthful methods is beneficial to a happy life and longevity.
Learn how to create a healthy aging routine and improve your health as you age.
What are the Main Components of a Healthy Aging Routine
Living a healthier life isn’t just about consuming high amounts of veggies or staying fit there are other aspects to it.
The most important areas of life for healthy aging are:
Depression is high in the United States, affecting more than two million seniors. A negative impact on emotional health can have an affect on all other areas of your life.
Depression can take a toll on your social life, digestion, heart, and immune system. With aging comes the challenge of staying social and doing activities that give life meaning. Doing these things are necessary for a healthy aging routine.
Exercising has many benefits beyond that of getting stronger and losing weight. The important benefits are boosting your immune system, increasing mental health, and preventing muscle loss.
- Regular exercise is beneficial by reducing the chances of getting common illnesses.
- Exercise can strengthen the brain, increasing focus and memory, and even help in preventing dementia.
- Exercise can ward off muscle loss in seniors.
It’s important to find a form of exercise that you find fun and enjoyable, so it doesn’t feel like a burden when you’re doing it.
Skin and Hair:
Maintaining healthy skin and hair doesn’t only make you look and feel better, but it also helps against infections. Moisturizing your face daily and not over washing can help in preventing dryness and not removing the essential lipids.
Do not expose your skin to direct sunlight for more than 30 minutes and use sunscreen daily. Taking these steps can help in avoiding skin breakdown. A healthy routine for your hair is drinking lots of water and washing it with shampoo and conditioner regularly.
Eating a healthy diet can improve your health drastically, but it’s an area where seniors face a challenge. Along with aging comes a lack of appetite making it more difficult to keep up a healthy diet.
Malnutrition leads to a weakened immune system and can increase the risk of falls and injuries. It’s not only about eating enough, but making sure that you’re eating the right foods.
Turning eating into a social activity can make it easier to stick with in your routine. If you live in a senior community this is easy to achieve because residents typically eat together. If you live at home invite friends and family over for shared meals.
Overall, having a routine including positive emotional well-being, regular exercise, maintaining healthy skin & hair, and a good diet will help lead to a healthy and happy life. It will also be beneficial in warding off illnesses and preventing falls. Most of us want to live a long life to see our children and grandchildren live long and cheerful lives.
Entrust of DeSoto: A Resident-centric Memory Care Community in Dallas, Texas
Entrust of DeSoto is a memory care community that puts resident well-being at the center of everything we do. We know that each person is unique. That’s why we offer a wide range of services and lifestyle options to nourish the body and create community.
We understand the importance of home cooked meals and nutrition for seniors and this attitude is reflected in our dining experience. If you or a loved one live near Dallas, Texas and need assisted living, contact Entrust of DeSoto today to learn about our 24-hour care and find out how we can help.