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7 Tips for Boosting Your Energy
Maintaining a high quality of life into your elderly years is possible by having healthy habits. A healthy day-to-day routine can boost your energy and make aging easier.
We provide 10 tips for a life with more energy and vitality:
Keep Your Mind Active
Stay on top of your mental game by stimulating the mind with challenging activities. Keeping the mind active can ward off memory loss and mild cognitive impairment. Taking part in mentally rewarding activities can boost creativity and mental energy. Make it exciting by learning a new musical instrument or language, maintaining the brain the brain is healthy and rewarding.
Exercises to Boost your Energy
Taking a brisk walk outdoors is a great way to increase your metabolism and get your blood pumping. Deep breathing exercises stimulate the core muscles and invigorate your entire system. Doing aerobic exercise, such as dancing help transport oxygen throughout the body.
Quitting smoking can add years back onto your life. Smoking is one of the top causes of preventable illness and mortality in the United States. Putting down the pack for good will decrease the risk of chronic disease and boost your overall health and energy!
Eat Foods with High Protein
Foods that are high in carbohydrates, such as pasta, can leave you feeling sleepy. High carb foods stimulate the bodies production of serotonin, which induces sleep. Choosing foods that are high in lean proteins keep the body feeling full and energized longer. Examples of these foods are hard boiled eggs, edamame, chicken, and turkey. Hard boiled eggs are also full of vitamins B and D. In addition, pumpkin seeds provide the body with healthy fats, fiber, and protein.
It’s crucial as we age to maintain good sleeping habits. Insomnia is common in older adults, causing daytime sleepiness and a loss of energy. You can ward off sleeping problems with going to bed when you feel tired, making a comfortable sleeping environment, and keeping it dark and quiet before going to bed. This will keep you feeling energized throughout the day with a good night’s sleep.
Take Part in Meaningful Activities
Retirement brings us a lot of free time that sometimes we don’t know what to do with. This is the perfect time to explore new interests and hobbies that can invigorate you. Activities that bring joy can create meaning and happiness in your life. These can be anything from taking classes or volunteering. It’s also a great way to meet new people and socialize.
Healthy Stress Management
The natural state of aging can lead to stress with all the changes in the body. It’s important to learn healthy ways to relieve stress. Meditation is a great option for relaxing the body and mind. It helps in being more mindful by staying the moment and reducing anxiety. Instead of ignoring our emotions we can acknowledge them, even talking to someone about the way we feel can help reduce stress.
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.