Spring Cleaning Tips for Mentally Sharp Seniors
Posted on March 13, 2014
in Senior Safety & Independence
8/6/15 10:13am | Budding this spring season are new beginnings, and Alert1 wants
you to blossom out! Today’s seniors need to mentally, physically and
spiritually take care of themselves in order to flourish. If you’re looking for
for senior longevity, look no further. Here are 14 personal “spring
cleaning” tips to keep you sharp and in high spirits!
hear that we are what we eat. Eating healthy is key to a healthy body and
mental health. Senior
longevity and a healthy diet begins with the quality of food that enters in
your system. Retain your vitality with these simple tips:
need to stay hydrated. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.
That’s a lot of water! But did you know that a 2% drop in body water can affect
your short-term memory? Drink up!
2. Maintain a healthy diet with fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid TV
dinners and processed foods. The key here is to eat fresh and cut down on the
sodium. 97% of Americans consume too much salt, which puts them at greater risk
of heart diseases.
3. Take your vitamins, every day. Vitamin C to keep away the colds
and Vitamin B to keep your energy up!
4. Sign up for a grocery
delivery service for seniors. This is especially helpful if you have
mobility issues or don’t drive.
effort and attention to the way you prepare your food. Don’t fry when you can
steam. Don’t sauté when you can bake. Less oil, less chance of clogging your
Stay active and social
active, both in exercise and in socially. This releases a chemical called
endorphins, which just makes you feel GOOD. Boost your happiness by:
5. Meeting new people and making new friends. Maintain relationships
with friends and family. Young or old – new friends can come in surprising ages
and from unfamiliar backgrounds.
your spring garden by brightening your yard with colorful perennials.
Planting a garden with different varieties and fragrant blooms can stimulate
your senior’s senses and boost brain activity.
7. Get involved in your local community and make the most of senior retirement. Contribute your wisdom and
experience to the young’uns.
8. Take a walk outside or spend time outdoors in fresh air.
Especially if you live in a warm state or where the air is fresh.
9. Exercise, exercise, exercise. For seniors,
strengthening your body is essential to effectively limiting medical emergencies
(it’s never too late to get started).
Hold Nothing Back
that humor, laughter and play can help manage our stress and keep us feeling
10. Express yourself! It’s not just
for Madonna. It's for you too. By the way, the Material Girl is 55 years young
11. Remember to laugh. It keeps you
young and mentally sharp.
12. Stay positive and rekindle that
childhood sense of wonderment. Smile at simple things.
Do not be afraid to talk about
things that bother you. Maybe they bother others too!
Get a Checkup
because we are older does not mean we are done reinventing ourselves. Seize
change and make an effort to be healthy. Be prepared for the road ahead!
13. Remember to keep regular checkups with your physician. Aim for a
clean bill of health to start the year.
14. Ask your physician for recommendations on senior
alternative medicine treatments. Alternative therapy and medicines can improve
your health when used simultaneously with your existing treatment plan
awesome in 2015. It’s going to be a great year.
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