As you age, it often gets harder to properly look after yourself. Thankfully, not all is lost. As long as you approach aging the right way, there is no reason that you shouldn’t be able to look after your health as well as ever, even if certain problems do crop up more often in this later life stage. Below are senior health tips to take better care of yourself as you age. Let’s get straight to the point: You could be living better.
1. Keep a positive outlook
Of the three senior health tips here, this one is probably the first that people gloss over. But the truth is that if you want to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible, a positive outlook is very important. When you work hard to cultivate positivity in your life, it actually means that your body is less likely to get ill and that you can recover from any problem more quickly.
So, how can a positive approach have such great results? It keeps stress down, which in turn reduces cortisol and keeps you fit longer. Plus, your mental health is more likely to stay strong. Doing your best to remain positive can make a world of difference to your overall health.
2. Get whatever help you need
This next one on the senior health tips list can be daunting for some people. You may feel shame in asking for help, but in fact that mentality you more likely to be unhealthy. Instead, reach out for whatever help you need to retain your health as best as possible.
If you have help, such as spectrum healthcare elder care, as well as the assistance of your loved ones, you are more likely to be healthy longer. You can also survive more easily from additional serious traumas or accidents with emotional and physical support around you. For that reason alone we include getting help as one of the top senior health tips.
3. Senior health tips: being active
As far as you can do, make an effort to remain as active as possible. The more active you are, the more likely you will keep fit longer. And it lengthens your lifespan when you remain active too.
It’s important to keep moving. Often when you stop doing so, you suddenly find you are incapable of carrying on. This is not a situation that anyone wants to be in, so it is definitely worth putting the effort into remaining as active as possible for as long as you can. You will also find that it helps how you feel about aging. As long as you are able to be at least a bit physically active, you will feel so much better in body and mind.
Do you have any there other senior health tips to add to this list?
20 thoughts on “3 no-nonsense senior health tips”
Definitely a positive outlook is key and to keep moving, stay active, stay interested. My parents were always like this and it is only in the last two years they have slowed up. I aspire to be like them and I suppose self-care at a younger age is important. A very timely post Christy and so upbeat x
Great post, Christy. I always feel inspired when I encounter an elderly person who is smiling, positive, and friendly. That is who I aspire to become.
YES! I want to be a smiling soul too for in those later years, Amy. We have the same passion for life, I think xx
Excellent point and you are so right, the importance of looking after yourself are so very important as we age… well some of us anyway.
I think it so very important that people start to be proactive much earlier in life. Anything that can or will rob you of life are the keys to a long and better life.
Hugs from Alberta
So funny. I write about aging in my newest book, what changes, how to adapt, and building a strong foundation in our relationships. Wonderful post Christy <3
Oh wow, I cannot wait to read that upcoming book of yours <3
Thank you my friend. :) <3
I am one of the elders you write about. I live in an ordinary apartment building where there is a wonderful group of women “of a certain age” and one man who have formed a thriving community. We do the things you are talking about and experience fulfilling lives. Bravo for your post, Christie.
I love that you describe it as a fulfilled life ~ So great to hear, Ina!
When I was a youngster, I could never figure out why so many old people seemed so unhappy and grumpy. Feeling lousy, feeling pain when you try to exercise, frustrated that you can’t do what came easily even ten years ago… now I understand.
Great tips, Christy!
Great post like always!!
you really care about the old people, and that is so so noble. I adore old people.My parents, I am very lucky I have them. Thank you so much on your humanity !
Our mental health plays an important role in maintaining physical health – especially as we get older and slower. Wonderful post!
Good Morning Christy B 🐞
As always, great information. My grandmother (who passed away at 86) took care of herself for the most part by eating right and staying busy (around the house), but she isolated herself a great deal – no socializing (aside from family visiting) and never asked for help. It got to the point where she wouldn’t leave the house to go out to dinner with us. I’m always amazed by 70 + year olds who are still out riding bicycles and playing sports together – that’s how I want to be at 75!
This is a timely post, Christy. My 91 year-old aunt, recently went from assisted living into a nursing home. She’s having a difficult time maintaining her positive attitude. I call her every day, but she keeps saying she’s home sick.
All good points, but keeping a positive outlook and keeping active are just as important when we’re young as when we’re old.
Great point, Michelle <3 Positive spirits unite xx