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6 Health Resolutions for Those Over 65

Posted by Russ Scott
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6 Health Resolutions for Those Over 65

The new year is in full swing, and many of us have set goals and resolutions to improve our health and well-being. For seniors, making health resolutions can be especially beneficial, helping to enhance their quality of life, maintain independence, and manage or prevent chronic conditions. Here are some health resolutions tailored for seniors that can lead to a healthier, more vibrant year ahead.

1. Stay Active

Physical activity is crucial at any age but becomes even more important as we grow older. Regular exercise can help seniors maintain their mobility, reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, and improve mental health. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week, such as walking, swimming, or cycling. Incorporating strength training exercises twice a week can also help maintain muscle mass and bone density, reducing the risk of falls and fractures.

2. Eat a Balanced Diet

Nutrition plays a key role in aging healthily. A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy can help manage weight, provide essential nutrients, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Seniors should also ensure they’re getting enough fiber to aid digestion and prevent constipation, as well as calcium and vitamin D to support bone health. Staying hydrated is equally important, so make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

3. Prioritize Preventive Care

Preventive healthcare is critical for identifying and managing health issues before they become serious. Seniors should make sure to schedule regular check-ups with their healthcare provider, including screenings for vision, hearing, and dental exams. Staying up to date with vaccinations, such as the flu shot and the pneumonia vaccine, is also important to avoid preventable diseases.

4. Foster Social Connections

Social interaction is vital for mental and emotional health, helping to combat loneliness and depression, which are common among seniors. Make a resolution to stay connected with family and friends, whether it’s through regular visits, phone calls, or video chats. Joining clubs, groups, or classes can also offer opportunities to meet new people and engage in activities that interest you.

5. Focus on Mental Health

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Seniors should find activities that stimulate their minds, like reading, puzzles, or learning a new skill. Practicing mindfulness or meditation can also help manage stress and improve overall well-being. If feelings of anxiety or depression arise, it’s crucial to seek help from a healthcare professional.

6. Improve Sleep Quality

Good sleep is essential for health, yet many seniors struggle with sleep issues. Establishing a regular sleep schedule, creating a comfortable sleep environment, and avoiding stimulants like caffeine late in the day can help improve sleep quality. If sleep problems persist, consulting with a healthcare provider is recommended.

By adopting these health resolutions, now or any time during the year, seniors can improve their physical and mental health, leading to a more fulfilling and vibrant lifestyle. Remember, it’s never too late to make positive changes in your life, and small steps can lead to big improvements in your overall well-being.

Russ Scott //

I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I played rugby at Oklahoma State University where I graduated with a degree in Finance and a minor in Accounting. My wife, Erica, and I married in 2009 and have three wonderful children Rory (8), Sydney (6) and Reince (5). I've also been a licensed insurance professional with Medicare in the center of it all for more than 15 years.

One thing I don't take for granted is getting the privilege to meet with individuals and independent agents every week to discuss insurance needs in today’s ever-changing benefits environment. The companies that our agency has chosen to represent have become leaders in their markets and our vision is to develop a strong, capable distribution force to bring their insurance products to the public.

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