Successful Aging: Social tips, home safety advice, balance exercises for seniors and more to help you live independently
Exercises and activities for seniors to keep you safe and let you age in place
While aging is inevitable, healthy aging is a choice. Keeping your mind sharp and body in shape is the key to aging gracefully. Introducing Successful Aging: Social tips, home safety advice, balance exercises for seniors and more to help you live independently.
In this free guide, you’ll learn how to create an easy-to-follow exercise plan with so many options, you’ll never get bored. Specific exercises and activities for seniors like aerobic routines to increase your energy, strength training to preserve muscle tone, stretching advice to prevent injuries and balance exercises to improve stability and prevent falls.
Walking, strength training, stretching and balance exercises for seniors
Walking, or taking part in any low-impact aerobic activity, is any easy way to improve your overall health. The benefits range from increased stamina and lower weight to more mobility in your joints and less risk for heart disease.
Loss of muscle mass is huge issue for seniors. A simple strength training routine including squats and pushups helps you maintain muscle tone. Since muscles support your joints, stronger muscles can help reduce arthritis symptoms and avoid joint injuries.
Whether you lead an active or sedentary lifestyle, stretching daily is an easy way to improve your health and help remain mobile. Tight hamstrings, stiff neck muscles, and assorted other muscle pain all can contribute to slowing you down. Learn ways to increase your flexibility in just minutes a day including simple chair exercises for seniors.
Your balance can be affected by numerous health conditions. Eye disorders, arthritis, nerve issues, diabetes, ear problems, medication side effects all contribute to balance problems. In addition to regular aerobic and muscle strengthening exercises, your free guide will introduce specific balance exercises for seniors that you can practice in your own home.
Lessen your fall risk with changes to your home and easy balance exercises for seniors
Healthy aging requires safe movement within and outside your home. In addition to improving your own physical fitness, you can improve your surroundings to reduce the risk of falling. It’s always surprising when you hear of friend who is elderly, falling down. It’s surprising because of the numerous, simple things you can do to fall proof your home. And if you are a high risk for a fall, using a senior medical alert pendant is a trouble-free way to call for help if needed.
Find out how to get started with the simple exercise programs and inexpensive changes you can make in your home in Successful Aging: Social tips, home safety advice, balance exercises for seniors and more to help you live independently.
Senior diet and nutrition
The food you eat is fuel for your body. At any age, but in particular in your senior years, following a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and nuts and low in processed food and refined carbohydrates is essential to healthy aging. From fiber rich legumes and muscle building meats and fish to disease-fighting fruits and veggies and bone strengthening dairy products, your food choices matter. Get a list of foods to include and those to avoid in the free guide Successful Aging: Social tips, home safety advice, balance exercises for seniors and more to help you live independently.
To stay healthy, it’s not just what you eat, but sometimes who you eat with. As you age, it can be difficult to remain social. Regular interaction with other people is a proven way to stem the tide of cognitive decline. And sharing meals with family and friends is an easy and pleasurable way to improve your mental well-being. Cook for a friend, dine out, attend a community potluck meal – these are all ways you can enjoy meals, strengthen relationships and meet new friends.
There are other ways to remain emotionally healthy as you age. Exercising with friends, whether in a class or walking around the block, improves both your physical and mental fitness. Staying involved by volunteering, regularly attending your place of worship, joining a book club, etc. can help keep you in a positive frame of mind, even with the inevitable onset of new medical conditions.
Know a good doctor?
We all joke that talking about our health is our favorite topic of conversation. Well we talk about it for good reason. You have a lot questions about your health and sometimes the answers you get only add to the confusion. A good rapport with your doctors is one of the most important relationships you can build and maintain. You want to know that you can get clear, straight-forward answers to your questions and meet with your doctors when needed.
Finding a quality primary care physician or a geriatrician can be a huge, time-consuming challenge. But it’s worth the effort. You’ll find search tips in Successful Aging: Social tips, home safety advice, balance exercises for seniors and more to help you live independently.
Your free guide also discusses the importance of not just seeing your doctor when you are not feeling well but scheduling annual visits for preventive care. As you age, your yearly preventive measures change. You require different immunizations. Your eye issues may become more serious. Gum disease can accelerate. Staying on a regular schedule for all of your doctors pays dividends to your ability to live independently as long as you can and wish.
Think about your end of life issues now
An important part of preparing for the future in older age is making decisions and preparations for end of life issues. These measures can help ensure that you receive the care you wish to receive and can make it easier for your loved ones by knowing what your exact wishes are. And the best time to make these decisions is when you are healthy.
In this free guide to help you make better decisions to live independently, you’ll read about considerations to make with your living will, medical power of attorney, healthcare proxy, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders and more.
Get your copy now. It’s yours absolutely free! Learn what you can do today to keep you independence as you age. Download Successful Aging: Social tips, home safety advice, balance exercises for seniors and more to help you live independently.
Yours for lasting good health,
P.S. Did you know that one study reviewed the physical activity level of people over the age of 78 and found that those who were most active were more likely to be living independently at the age of 85? Keep moving!
P.P.S. And exercising with a friend not only helps keep you motivated but is simply more fun. Download your free guide today!