"In today’s day and time we’re living much longer than ever before. Which is wonderful, but it also means taking care of ourselves in a way seniors haven’t had to in the past.   There’s no such thing as it’s too late to start taking care of yourself. It’s never too late to start living a healthier and more active lifestyle. The myth of ‘being too old’ to change just isn’t true. At Interim HealthCare of the Treasure Coast our goal is to keep you as active, healthy and happy as can be.

Here are a few ideas and tips to keep you aging gracefully throughout your golden years
  •  Take A Walk
If there’s one thing you can do today to improve your health it is exercise. It helps you strengthen your muscles which helps in preventing injuries such as falling, lowers blood pressure and helps control weigh. An increase in muscle mass helps your body metabolize drugs more like someone who’s younger would which means it can be cleared from your system more effectively. It’s also been linked to a decreased risk of alzheimers and dementia. But don’t feel like you have to join a gym, or a group activity, even mild activities like walking or weeding the garden count.
  • Watch Your Weight
We now know that people who eat at least 5 cups of fruit and veggies a day have lower blood pressure, lower cardiovascular disease, lower risks of cancer they’ve a better immunity and usually a lower rate of diabetes. It’s one of the simplest and easiest things that you can do to transform your aging experience. So when hungry grab an apple for a snack next time!
  • Take Preventative Steps
You don’t have to wait for something to happen before you do something about it. Be proactive and you can prevent a lot of symptoms associated with getting older. Get a yearly flu shot. Get screened for Breast, Cervical, and Colon/Rectal Cancers. Keep a close on disease indicators such as high blood pressure and diabetes. While you may not be able to prevent the disease entirely you can possibly prevent the severity and disabilities that may happen from not treating the disease promptly.
  • Look On The Sunny Side Of Life
Staying optimistic is key. People who generally have a positive outlook on life have been linked to longer and healthier lives. Decreased stress levels from spiritual activities such as mediation may be partly responsible. A 2004 study of around 1,000 women and men found those who described themselves as optimistic were at a 55% lower risk of dying (over the course of the 9 year study) and a 23% lower risk of death of heart failure than those classified as pessimist.

Also, using resources such as Interim HealthCare to find someone to come in to your home and help with activities you find you no longer can do, and that put you at a greater risk of injury is a great use of preventative medicine. The thing to remember is to keep actively on top of your aging health, so you can go into your golden years with ease! Please contact us and allow us to help.
When you need someone count on us.
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