Live a Healthy Lifestyle This Spring
Maintaining good health is extremely important for seniors. To prevent illnesses as well as other conditions that can put your physical and mental health at risk, it is essential to practice healthy habits. In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of seniors eating a balanced diet, practicing good hygiene, getting an adequate amount of sleep, engaging in cognitive activity, making conscious decisions to stay away from those who may be ill, and scheduling regular visits with healthcare professionals.
Eat a Balanced Diet
What does a balanced diet consist of? In order to provide our bodies with the nutrients it needs, it is important to consume fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and more. Eating nutritious foods can help you boost your immune system, reduce the risk of diseases, and maintain a healthy weight.
Practice Good Hygiene
Personal hygiene refers to the different practices of caring for your body that ensure that it is clean. Maintaining good hygiene stops the spread of illnesses and can improve an individual’s mental health. Some good hygiene practices include washing your hands, brushing your teeth, taking a shower, washing your hair, and putting on clean clothes.
Get a Good Night’s Rest
Getting enough sleep each night is vital. Not only does sleep allow your body to be energized, it also allows for cellular restoration and other important biological processes to occur that help you function every day. If you are struggling with getting a good night’s rest, it is important to avoid consuming caffeine and alcoholic beverages before bed, stop using any electronics a few hours before sleeping, and refrain from napping during the day. We recommend creating a routine, so you can get the sleep that you need.
Engage in Cognitive Activity
Engaging in cognitive activity can have many positive effects on your health. It helps keep your mind sharp as well as improve memory. Some fun cognitive activities we recommend include crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, card games, and more!
Avoid Those Who May Be Sick
It is very important to avoid visiting or seeing family members or friends who may be sick. Germs can spread very easily, so be mindful of who you are coming into contact with. Rather than seeing the ones you love in person, you can communicate with them via phone or video call until they are feeling better and no longer ill.
Schedule Regular Visits With Your Doctor
Your health is of the utmost importance, which is why it is important to schedule regular visits with your doctor to ensure there are no problems as well as to prevent any potential health risks.
Stay Healthy With Comfort Keepers
At Comfort Keepers Grayslake, we pride ourselves on making sure our clients receive the best care possible, prioritizing their health and wellbeing. We offer customized services to meet the unique needs of your loved ones, which include nutrition and meal prep, grooming and hygiene guidance, conversation and companionship, transportation, and more. Contact our office today to learn how your loved ones can receive compassionate, professional in-home care or to inquire about our other care services.