Alert1 Quiz: How Healthy is Your Senior?
Posted on May 14, 2014
in Senior Safety & Independence
Updated 7/16/15 12:18pm | For your benefit, Alert1 revised the health recommendations below. Our recommendations are the beginning of the
conversation towards bettering your health. To accurately determine your medical
condition you should seek the advice of a medical professional.
this simple Alert1 interactive quiz to assess your
health. Below are three simple tips to keep in mind to stay invigorated and
happy. Use this as a guideline for your journey toward better health.
mother pushed broccoli on you for as long as you can remember. Your physician
has been recommending vegetables for a reason. Eating healthy is the key to
both feeling good and helping proper body functions. Getting the proper
nutrition is simple:
- Consume fiber-rich foods. They give you the energy that keeps you
going for the rest of the day.
- Drink water. Daily hydration means drinking 6-8 cups of water,
even when you don’t feel thirsty.
- Avoid high sugar and protein-rich foods in the evening. They will
keep you up at night and disrupt a healthy sleep pattern.
- Eat vibrant, colored fruits and vegetables, especially in dark
green and red. They are abundant in nutrients and vitamins.
- Everyday staples in your diet can be doing more harm than you
realize. Schedule an examination to see if you’re intolerant to certain foods.
should also schedule a cheat day meal once a week. A small treat can help keep
you motivated and is always a welcome reward on healthy diet. Before you start
a new diet regimen or exercise routine, be sure to consult your primary care
physician. They’ll know your health history and more accurately determine your
individual dietary needs.
are just the tip of the iceberg towards good nutrition. A healthy diet doesn’t
mean you should stick to one certain food group. Experiment with different
recipes and ingredients. Try different cuisines. There is a wide array of
choices in the vast land of good eating. But they all lead you on the road of
proper senior health.
Maintain Regular Checkups
hate seeing the doctor as a child? To this day many of us are weary of a doctor’s visit. Yet, the best way to keep
informed on your body’s well-being is to schedule consistent checkups. Your
physician will help identify and educate you on moving forward as you enter the
learn the proper vitamins and screening tests to take. Your doctor will inform
you of the side effects of your prescription drugs. If you’re against
antibiotics or chemicals you can also opt to visit a holistic doctor for
medical attention. We also recommend that you visit the optometrist once a year
to update your eye wear prescription.
about your senior health. Let your physician guide you through the journey. If
you have mobility issues and can’t drive to the doctor, you do have options.
Door to door transportation services are easy to schedule and very accommodating.
The National Transit Hotline can provide the names of local transit providers
who receive federal money to provide transportation to the elderly and people
with disabilities. Call Toll Free 1-800-527-8279.
a hormone your body releases as you work out, can be your best friend. It’s the
natural drug you should get addicted to. Not available over-the-counter. Doctor
Endorphins are your natural stress fighters and pain relievers.
They help maintain mental health
for seniors. It is nature’s way to combat the onset of depression.
By working out, you release a surge of positivity throughout your body.
What’s more, senior health
begins with proper exercise. It not only induces happiness, exercise
is a great motivator. Each day you can push yourself just a little bit harder.
Keep in mind your limits, and create mini exercise goals to aim for. With each
workout, each little effort, you are building confidence.
workout partner to keep you motivated. Start the morning with a good workout.
One extra trip up and down the stairs. One extra lap around the pool. And once
you reach that goal, once you finish that final, difficult push, everything else
in the day will seem like a cinch. You can take on anything. Ride that
endorphin high. Build that confidence. Work out.
We know unsteady
balance or impaired motion gets in the way of regular exercise. Now you can worry
less about exercise injuries! Alert1’s fall detection system uses motion
sensing technology and alerts our Command Center in the event of an incident. This
smart button calls for help even if you’re unable to trigger the button.
many ways to navigate through the path of your well-being. The key is finding
what is right and comfortable for you and your body. Once you find that rhythm,
the rest is following the beat of your own drum.
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