5 New Year's Resolutions For Every Senior
Posted on December 31, 2013
7/24/15 10:59am | Alert1 wishes all our members and followers a Happy New Year! With
the promise of a New Year comes the promise of new possibilities and new
adventures. Our fall
detection system is the perfect companion for the ups and downs that come
with your new beginning. Of course, what would the New
Year be without the age-old promise of New Year’s resolutions! Here are five
New Year’s resolutions that active
seniors should keep to start the New Year on the right foot.
1. Master the internet.
if you try. Connecting to the web can boost your awareness to the world at large. Older adults have a greater propensity for finding like minded individuals who share their interests online. If you're going to connect and start using the web regularly, remember to beware of senior internet scams. Here are two resources you should not live without:
- Google search: look up anything. Anything! You
will be a mere click away from knowing how to make that recipe just right or
learning the definition of “scintillating.”
- Feeling lonely? Scores of social media sites allows you
to engage new personalities and groups. Start with Facebook.
Peek in on your grandkids’ lives!
2. Prepare for the future.
It’s never too early to start. As you begin to age in place, start looking to rely on proper avenues of senior care. Let your family know
whether you eventually want to have a caregiver, purchase a medical alarm system, or move into a
comfortable home. We all grow older and require some help here and there. The
only difference is whether you and your family are ready!
3. Eat healthy in 2014.
Avoid processed food and snacks high in sugar and
sodium. Your diet is the fuel for your day and helps to keep your mind
alternatives include avocado and walnuts for those “good oils” and fiber
from whole grains. Make sure to consume fresh fruits and vegetables every day
and take the necessary supplements and vitamins (particularly Vitamin B and D)
that your body needs.
4. Schedule regular check-ups.
if you’re no spring chicken? Age like fine wine! Keep your doctors up to date
on those aches and pains. Why suffer when you don’t have to? Annual
senior checkups are vital to determining how to maintain and improve your
health. Beth Israel Hospital provides a useful guide for
seniors preparing for
an annual physical.
5. Engage and socialize.
for a cause you believe in on meetup.com,
join a book club or social group, participate in yoga or aqua fitness—there are
numerous ways to keep an active lifestyle. The simple action of getting up,
identifying your interests and making contact is a surefire way to immerse
yourself in an active lifestyle this New Year.
to help you flourish as you begin this New Year. To stay on track with your resolutions you may consider finding an accountability partner. Keeping track of your accomplishments will motivate you and those around you. Setting health goals is a great way to begin the new chapter in your aging in place story. Alert1 wants to know your goals for the new year. Comment below with what you resolve to do this year!
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