Creating a daily routine with healthy habits can be beneficial to a happy life. It’s important as we grow older to put more focus on our health to ensure longevity.
We provide you the tips to designing a routine that fits your needs and lifestyle:
What Makes a Healthy Aging Routine
There is more to living a healthy life than doing yoga and eating your veggies, it’s also a mindset and a way of life. It’s beneficial to have a balanced routine that incorporates all aspects of health.
The most important areas of life for healthy aging are:
Take Care of your Emotional Health:
Focus on areas of that can be made better to improve your mindset. This can be done by following meditation, talking to a psychologist or loved one, or having time to yourself to read a book. Depression affects more than two million seniors, creating a negative impact on all areas of life.
Depression not only affects your mind, but takes a major toll on your body. It can have an impact on your digestion, heart, and immune system. Overcome this by staying social by planning activities with friends. Even volunteering can help in giving life more meaning.
- Follow meditation
- Talk to a psychologist or loved one
- Create time for yourself
- Plan activities with friends
- Take part in volunteering
Regular exercise has many important benefits, such as boosting your immune system, increasing mental health, and preventing muscle loss. Exercising often can reduce the chances of getting illnesses. It has a positive benefit on the brain by increasing focus and memory, preventing dementia. Exercise can help in reducing the risk of falls in seniors by warding off muscle loss. Make sure the exercise you choose is enjoyable, so you will continue to do it.
- 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.
Keep Healthy Skin:
Keeping your skin healthy can help in fighting off infections. Breaks in the skin can let bacteria get in easier. Also, it helps in keeping you look younger longer. Make sure to moisturize your face everyday to prevent dryness. Also, it’s essential to use sunscreen everyday to avoid skin breakdown. 30 minutes is a healthy amount of time in the sun each day. Drinking lots of water throughout the day is beneficial in maintaining healthy skin.
- Moisturize everyday
- Wear sunscreen
- Drink lots of water
Eat a Clean Diet:
As seniors grow older they lose their appetite making it harder to eat a healthy diet. Eating good food is important for your health. Malnutrition can lead to a weakened immune system, so make sure you’re eating the right foods and enough. Eating can be more enjoyable if it’s being done in a sociable manner, such as sharing a meal with loved ones or those in your senior community.
- Share meals with friends and family
- Eat the right foods and enough of them
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.
Reno Valley Assisted Living and Retirement Community
Reno Valley is an assisted living and retirement community that makes living independently, while at the same time feeling safe and secure, a reality. We strive to provide the best quality of life for all residents including those suffering from loneliness and depression.
We offer a comprehensive activity program that includes both physical and social activities to encourage emotional wellbeing. Our staff is trained to assist those with depression. If you or a loved one are considering assisted living, contact Reno Valley today to learn more about our services or tour our community.