People who are used to have a healthy lifestyle when they were younger tend to become healthy seniors. But it it’s never too late to start a good healthy habit. Better late than never. A good healthy habit can bring a difference even to seniors who are prone to sickness or haven’t made their health a priority when they were younger.
It’s Good To Look After Their Health
Based on the U.S Department of Health and Human Service, 40.4 million Americans were 65 years old or even older in 2010 and by the year of 2030, almost 20 percent of the total U.S populations will be over 65. How do you give yourself the best possibility for a long and healthy life? So here are 4 secrets to staying healthy for seniors.
- Stay physically active
Working out not only help seniors to increase energy but also improves memory and alleviates depression. Long walking and short strolls or other workout programs approved by a physician can help seniors have a healthier life.
- Get more sleep
Having insomnia and frequently waking in the night are the common thing among seniors. To help seniors sleep easier, turn off the light in the evening to spur drowsiness and make sure their room is comfortable, quiet, and cool.
- Quit smoking
Smoking can cause cancer, heart failure, and strokes. In the mean, smoking leads to erectile dysfunction due to atherosclerosis. There many sources that are available to help seniors to quit smoking.
- Eat right
Many of sicknesses such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high-blood pressure, and osteoporosis can be prevented by dietary changes and workout. Vitamin D and calcium supplements can help senior women prevent osteoporosis.
So, people if you have seniors in your house whether they are your parents or your grand mom/ dad, you are advised to look after their health. Have a good day.