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Better Health And Wellbeing

Nick Ferrari provides some tips on how to achieve good health and wellbeing in your old age.

Be Active Socially

Leading a socially active lifestyle is one of the best ways to stay healthy and happy. When you keep in touch with your loved ones, friends, and the community in general, you get to make new memories and have something to look back and smile, especially in your senior years.

It also gives you a chance to mend any broken relationships you might have had with siblings and friends. Mingling with both older adults and younger ones as well enables one to enjoy both of the worlds. Older adults help give you a sense of perspective, while younger adults allow you to see and get a sense of vigour in your life.

Leading a socially engaged lifestyle also eliminates/reduces the risk of social isolation, one of the leading causes of stress and depression in older adults. A study conducted and published in the Louisiana Healthy Aging report also reveals that social engagement positively impacts a person's physical and mental health in their golden years.

Plan For Your Senior Years

Planning for your senior years in advance allows you to make your future much better. According to Helen Kivnic, a psychologist and ageing expert (at the University of Minnesota), the ever-increasing life expectancy makes it possible for one to plan for their retirement and how they wish to spend their golden years.

You can thus use the time on your hands to ensure a comfortable and stimulating old age. Do not just wait for your body and mind to deteriorate simply because you had no plan. Think of that new skill you have always wanted to acquire or the garden you never had time to attend to, etc. Ensure that you have appropriate so removed health coverage, take a look at Medicare Advantage Plans 2022.

Learn To Accept Changes That Come With Old Age

According to ageing experts, most people are adamant about accepting the changes our bodies go through as we get older. Others have also been corrupted into thinking our bodies and mind start to disintegrate as we age, which is not particularly accurate. Just because the media and pharmaceutical companies bombard us with such negativity does not mean everyone goes through the same route.

You have the power to create the path you wish to take, and how healthy and strong you will be deep in your golden years. The first step to doing so is accepting whatever changes that come with age and use it as an opportunity to age gracefully. Choosing to focus on what is important and to live happily, eat well, commune with nature, and exercise puts your body in a better position to remain strong and healthy too.

Learn To Stay Active, Physically

Leading an active lifestyle, exercising at least every day goes a long way in keeping your mental and physical health in check. It is through regular exercise that core muscles will stay healthy and well-toned while improving your muscle mass and flexibility. Jogging, walking, taking the stairs, enjoying a good swim, and even signing for the gym helps keep your muscles and cardio health in check.

Most of the people that stay physically active even in their senior years look much younger than their peers. This is because exercise puts most, if not all, body processes and organs in good condition and reduces your risk of contracting chronic conditions that come with old age. Your lungs thus remain healthy and the heart as strong as ever. Exercise also leaves your mind sharp, hence a reduced risk of Alzheimer's or dementia.


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  • FERRARI, N. (2020) Better Health And Wellbeing [WWW] Available from: https://www.brianmac.co.uk/articles/article613.htm [Accessed

About the Author

Nick Ferrari has written extensively on dieting in his time and has spent a lifetime dieting on and off. He is a big advocate of keto and has researched and used it extensively.

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