May 27th is National Senior Health & Fitness Day. It is a day to celebrate senior citizens that live a healthy lifestyle or as looking to live a healthy lifestyle. Here are some ways you can continue to remain healthy as you age.
Always read the labels on food items you purchase. It is important to read the nutrition facts and find out what you are putting in your body.
Drink, drink, and drink plenty of fluids! Keep plenty hydrated throughout the day whether that be with juice, tea, or water.
Eat a variety of foods so that you receive enough nutrients throughout your day. Also choose foods that are high in fiber so that you have a good flow in your digestive system.
Vitamin D is extremely important for the aging population. Get outside and get a moderate amount of sunlight.
Stay social. Stay in contact with friends & family. Senior living communities are also a good way to meet new friends as well!
Remain active. Go on walks and join a exercise class at the local gym. Exercising can also help prevent falls as you age.
Stay up to date with health screenings. Seeing your doctor regularly is a must. There are many preventative screenings out there to help you maintain a health lifestyle.
Manage your stress levels. Relax, join a yoga class, or exercise on a routine basis.
There are many things you can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly find out what makes you motivated so you can prevent a rapid decline as you age. Call one of our Views Senior Living Communities to find out ways or activities you can do to work towards a healthy lifestyle.