Alert1 Quiz: How Healthy is Your Senior?

Updated 9/8/17 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.

Take 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.

Enjoy Proper Nutrition

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Your 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 proper nutrition is simple:

  • Consume fiber-rich foods. They give you the energy that keeps you going for the rest of the day.
  • Drink lots of water. Daily hydration means drinking 6-8 cups of water a day, 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. 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.

You 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 a 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.

Maintain Regular Checkups

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Did you hate seeing the doctor as a child? To this day, many of us are wary 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 golden years.

  • You’ll learn about proper vitamins and medications. Your doctor will inform you of the side effects of your prescription drugs, as well as beneficial supplements for you. 
  • Have the option to try more holistic options. If you’re against antibiotics or prescriptions, you can also opt to visit a holistic doctor for a second opinion.
  • Keep your eyesight up to date. We recommend that you visit the optometrist once a year to update your eyewear prescription.

Be proactive 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.

Stay Mentally Fit

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 Endorphins, 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, they’re doctor recommended and FDA-approved.

  • Endorphins are your natural stress fighters and pain relievers. They help maintain mental health for seniors. 
  • Endorphins are nature’s way to combat the onset of depression. By working out, you release a surge of positivity throughout your body.
  • Endorphins support better health. Senior health begins with proper exercise, to keep your brain and body moving.
  • Endorphins not only induces happiness, they make 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.

To help kick in your endorphins, start the morning with a good senior-friendly workout. Try one extra trip up and down the stairs or an extra lap around the pool. Ride that endorphin high. Build that confidence. Work out.

We know unsteady balance or impaired motion gets in the way of regular exercise. But Alert1’s fall detection system uses motion sensing fall detection technology to keep you safe while working out. This smart button calls for help even if you’re unable to trigger the button. You’ll keep your confidence while boosting your health.

Better Health, Better You

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There are 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. A good diet, exercise, and regular visits to your physician (along with an Alert1 medical alert) will keep you healthy during your golden years. 

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