It’s never too late to change your lifestyle and live a happier, healthier life. Setting new goals will always be important, and as you get older, striving to eat and live healthier become more important than ever. Healthy living is the key to happier aging.
The New Year is always a great time to set new goals. Everyone’s talking about their New Year’s resolutions and there’s a distinct feeling that everyone wants to change something about their lifestyles at this time of year. It’s a feeling that can be contagious, and you may start thinking about how you can start living healthier too.
Making Resolutions Stick
We’ve got some great ideas for lifestyle changes that will help you feel happier and healthier in the New Year. But like many, you’ve probably made resolutions before, only to let them slip away.
The secret to making your New Year’s resolutions stick is to start small, rather than trying to change everything at once. Change one behaviour at a time and go from there. For example, if you’re trying to quit smoking, don’t be too hard on yourself over that second helping of dessert as a reward.
Staying Active as a Senior
Exercise is one of the best things a senior can do for their ongoing health. For seniors, exercises that focus on cardio and maintaining strength and flexibility are some of the most important.
For older seniors, reducing the impact on your joints as you exercise is key to keeping up a healthy exercise routine. This can be accomplished by doing exercises like aqua aerobics, chair yoga, and Tai Chi.
One of the tough things about resolving to get more exercise in the New Year is the weather. Access to exercise classes that happen indoors help you keep going all winter long. When you’re looking at senior housing communities near you, make sure you learn about exercise classes and how residents stay active all year round.
Eating better is the key to unlocking long-lasting better health. Here are few things you can do to improve your nutritional intake:
1) Add Veggies to Breakfast
The more vegetables you eat in a day, the better. It can be a challenge to get all of your recommended veggie intake in a day, but adding them to breakfast makes a big difference. It just so happens that omelettes make the perfect way to sneak more vegetables into your first meal of the day.
2) Cut Back on Sugar
Every day, cut back a little on your sugar intake. If you usually take it in your coffee or tea, try using substitutes.
3) Eat More Fruit Every Day
Two pieces of fruit a day can help you feel more energized and help you fight off colds and flu. Eat them at lunch and as an afternoon snack.
Senior Housing that Emphasizes Healthy Living
Living a healthier lifestyle can be a lot easier when you’re in an environment that facilitates healthy eating, exercise, and socializing. Senior living communities create an environment where you can focus on your health, eating better, and exercising regularly.
With senior living communities in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan, we operate across Canada, providing independent and assisted living senior housing with an emphasis on aging in place and healthy, active living.
This New Year, live at your best. Feel free to get in touch today about how All Seniors Care Living Centres help our residents live better, healthier lifestyles. Exercise, nutrition, and mental health are all important to us.