Everyone talks about wanting to “age gracefully,” but what does that really mean? Is it about cheerfully accepting growing older and the changes that come with it? Or is it about trying to stay as youthful as possible — physically and mentally — regardless of the consequences? Or is it just about feeling good and staying as healthy as possible?
Staying vibrant until well into your 80s is not only possible, but it is common. Here are some helpful hints to help you age well.
- Start Early
You have to take care of yourself before you hit your 70s. You can’t expect to have great health then if you aren’t taking care of yourself in your 50s and 60s.
- Stay Active
A physically active body is a healthy body.
- Keep Your Mind Active
Read. Do crossword puzzles. Learn a new language. Do something that helps your memory and keeps your mind moving. The brain is just like a muscle in that it needs exercised too.
- Eat Right
Healthy foods in keeps away obesity, diabetes, and other problems.
- Be Proactive.
Plan for your future. Many seniors hit retirement, then don’t know what to do with themselves. Plan activities, have a part-time job for the social activity, travel. All of these things will keep life fresh.
Reaching out to help others in need brings purpose in life, and many seniors have more time to devote to those benevolent activities.
- Be Positive
Maintain a high outlook on life. Changes will come, but the way you handle them will impact the way your life continues afterwards.
If you or a loved one is in need of long-term care or rehabilitation, give Country Court Skilled Nursing Center a call today at 740-397-4125 to schedule a tour.