For seniors, creating healthy habits can make the difference between a life well lived and early aging. Many think that genes have everything to do with how well a person ages, but while genes do play a role, it’s also important to form healthy habits as you get older. People who grew up with good habits during their youth, tend to go on to be healthy seniors. However, thankfully it is not too late.
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There are studies that have determined that being stationary for long periods of time is linked to a greater risk of depression in seniors.
You can combat depression in senior housing communities by fostering an environment that encourages residents to exercise and stay active.
A home safety checklist will help you and your loved ones determine what changes need to be made, if any, to prevent common injuries in their home. When you sit down to go over the list take it one room at a time. If you need to, go in each room with the checklist and make notes together.
Whether seniors are cooking for themselves or entertaining their social network, healthy food does more than make a satisfying meal: it improves quality of life. Seniors who eat healthy diets can look forward to better memory, more energy, and stronger immune systems than those who don't. Here are five things to make sure to include on the plates of seniors for their health benefits: