Great ways to take charge of your health this fall:
As we move from summer into fall, it’s time to take stock of our health habits and understand what we can do to stay on top of healthy and happy aging. Here are some of the most valuable things we can do.
Get your cholesterol checked annually. If you haven’t already done it this year, find out your cholesterol numbers, and become aware of making the right food and lifestyle choices to keep yourself strong and healthy.
Eat the colors of the rainbow. No doubt you’ve heard this before, but what does it mean? Eat lots of fruits and veggies, the more colorful, the better. With all the delicious fall produce arriving, it’s easy to eat a good, healthy variety of foods.
Since social isolation is linked to poor health, anxiety, depression and a variety of increased risk factors, it is very important to nurture social connections and meaningful relationships. Staying in touch and involved with family and friends will help in several ways. It helps you stay physically active, mentally sharp and emotionally balanced.
Physical exercise, whatever you can do, helps maintain your energy level throughout the day. It burns calories, and can help you beat the winter blues as well. It doesn’t have to be a lot of exercise, or especially intense. A little movement goes a long way. Just try to do something every day.
Keep your brain healthy by staying physically and mentally active. This doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Do something you enjoy. Play games, read a variety of genres, do crossword puzzles or sudoku, play a musical instrument. Getting a good night’s sleep is also thought to help protect against dementia.
Here at Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, we care about your healthy aging. Go to Skilled Nursing and Rehab to learn more about our services.