Tabitha Supports Healthy Aging
Studies show that people are happier the older they are. Making the most of one’s senior years can be further enhanced by following some tips:
Research is now saying that continuous learning and challenging your brain can help prevent memory loss. Activities that exercise the brain help keep it in top shape. Keep your brain in the game by learning new things, but find activities to keep your spirit lifted as well.
Being social is an important aspect of happiness. Connect to others, sharing celebrations and struggles. Find social opportunities, clubs, activities, and fitness groups where you can connect and socialize.
Fitness is important at any age, but when you're older, a simple walk, swim or bike ride can make a huge difference for happiness. Moving can help keep your body doing the things you want and keep it from succumbing to chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.
There’s a lot of information out there about proper nutrition. For older adults, eating healthy couldn’t be more important and can have positive effects on chronic diseases. Here are four ways to get your “plate in shape”:
- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables;
- Switch to skim or 1% milk;
- Make half your grains 100% whole-grain; and
- Vary your protein choices
Choosing moderate portions and using the above guidelines will help you stay in check with your nutrition, improving your overall physical health and energy level.
Focused on enhancing the dignity, independence and well-being of older adults, the Tabitha Elder Care Continuum is committed to supporting elders and their families in the aging journey, providing services in 28 Nebraska counties. Questions about aging? Visit us at Tabitha.org or call us at 402.486.8520 or 800.418.9335.