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Healthy Habits for Seniors – Make the Most of Your Golden Years

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Eat well, exercise, sleep are part of helthy habits that will help you live better

Healthcare Tips from the Home Instead Team

Staying fit is easier said than done. It can get harder as we age. Maintaining your health or that of your elderly parent may mean developing new habits. It is possible to grab hold of life and maintain or even improve your health. Between dental check-ups, medications, and physicals, you may feel like you need a revolving door to your home. If you are caring for an aging loved one, then gleaning all you can about senior care will help you as well.

Choosing good habits now is possible, and using the services of a personal support worker from Home Instead Senior Care Mississauga, can give you the boost you need. If you or your loved one wants to stay at home on your own terms, it is possible, and we can help. Our professional caregivers can assist with preparing nutritious meals, companionship, outpatient assistance and more.

Develop Healthy Habits and Enjoy the Best Time of Your Life

If you practised good habits in your younger years, it will be easier to rediscover them. If not, now is as good a time as any to create some. Use these suggestions to improve your overall wellness and take back your life:

  • Eat a nutritious diet. Remember that your digestive system slows with age. Now is an excellent opportunity to increase your fiber intake with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Slow down on the processed foods. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, which is very common in the elderly.
  • Remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Get to know your doctor better by scheduling preventative care visits. Have your colon, heart, and cholesterol checked, and keep your vaccinations up-to-date.
  • Stay on top of a potential drug interaction. As you are prescribed more medications, the potential for interactions grows. Be sure to read the side effects and warnings. Talk to your doctor if you develop new symptoms as you change or start new medications.
  • Get plenty of sleep. It is common for seniors to develop problems sleeping, such as insomnia and frequent waking. Make your bedroom a sleep paradise by turning down the lights and thermostat. Take the television out and let the snoozing begin!
  • Increase your physical exercise. To reduce the effects of depression and improve your energy and memory, add some activity to your days. Join a class at a community centre or take a walk.

Healthy Habits Begin with the Help of a Home Instead Caregiver

It is never too late to develop new healthy habits. Increase your stamina so you can keep up with your grandkids. One tool in your toolbox is using the services of a home care professional from Home Instead Senior Care. Our caregivers are ready to join in and give you and your family the assistance you need to continue loving and living life as an independent adult.

Call us at (905) 276-2273 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in our Mississauga community.


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