How to Make the Most of 2016: Resolutions for Seniors
Posted on December 28, 2015
New Years is a time for renewal, rejoice, and
resolution. Year after year we make resolutions and pledge to do great
things. However, we never
seem to follow through with them all. With 2015 drawing to a close, look to the
opportunities and excitement to come in 2016. Whether you want to focus on your
health and become more active or spend more time with family and friends, there
are many ways to make 2016 your best year yet.
You may have heard this from your doctor, family
and friends, but exercise really is the best way to get the most out
A rigorous workout routine is not necessary to become stronger, healthier,
and have more energy. Walking around your neighborhood every day will do
wonders. Take advantage of the wildlife parks and hiking trails in your area. Enjoy
the great outdoors while building your cardio endurance and muscle. Remember to
take your Alert1 pendant
with you when you leave home. Our PAX mobile medical
alert with fall detection is the best protection you can have.
If you don’t live near any trails or don’t feel comfortable walking
around your neighborhood, there are many other great ways to stay active. Water
aerobics, gardening and community volunteering are just a few fun ways to stay
Get the Most out of Life
Life doesn’t have to be full of regrets. The
happiest people are those who take advantage of every opportunity. Start off
the New Year by attending social events offered by your community. Explore your
neighborhood using your local public transportation - you never know what
exciting things you’ll discover. Take a trip to the mall to look at the latest
trends in the store windows. Or visit a museum you haven’t been to in years. As
long as you've brought your Alert1 mobile medical alert, you only have to worry about
Take a Multivitamin
We all know that multivitamins are good for your
health. As you age. the need for supplemental nutrition becomes even more
important. Your body cannot absorb nutrients as efficiently as it once did.
Supplemental vitamins will fill that deficiency. A multivitamin will help boost
your energy, improve your short-term memory, and improve your muscle strength
and balance to help prevent falls. Make sure to take a multivitamin designed
for seniors - these vitamins provide extra protection for heart health, eye
health, and muscle function.
Spend More Time with Family
time with our loved ones is the most important thing you can do. With modern
technology, it is easy to stay in touch with those you love. If your family is
close by, have a monthly dinner at your house. Or arrange a rotation to visit a
different child or loved one each week. If distance is a concern, use a free
online service such as Skype or Facetime to have a video call. You can have a
conference call with your son in Buffalo, your daughter in Houston and your
brother in San Francisco. Keeping in touch has never been easier.
Begin a Project
We all have
hobbies that we used to love but have forgotten. Make the effort to do what you
used to enjoy so much.
If you once had a garden that you took pride in, begin
planning now so that you can plant your seeds in a few short months. If you
used to spend your weekends tinkering in the garage, find a new project around
the house. Remember the great feeling of working with your hands to fix a
problem? Why pay someone to fix what you can fix yourself? Whether it’s
fixing a squeaky door or nailing down some loose floorboards, choose something
manageable and dive in!
Fall-Proof Your Home
Fall-proofing your home is one of the best things you can do to protect your
health. Over a third of the population over the age of 65 falls each year. Not
only do these falls cause pain and discomfort, they also command expensive
hospital bills. To avoid such an accident, the key is to create clear
walkways. Your floors should be clear of frayed rugs, detached baseboards, and
narrow doorways. Check out these fall-proofing measures to make sure your home is safe.
Make Your Resolution Supplement Your Lifestyle
Make your New Year’s resolution to live a more
fulfilling life in 2016. Whether you choose to become more involved in your
community or enjoy nature on gorgeous hiking trail, make the most of the New
Year. There’s plenty of ways to improve your health and improve your health as
well next year and you’ll be glad you did. Just remember to bring your Alert1 system so you are always prepared. We recommend our PAX mobile medical alert with fall
for outdoor adventures to keep you safe while you do the things you love.
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