You know exercise is important to overall health. Benefits of regular exercise can include improved cardiovascular system function, better range of motion and strength, more consistent or lower blood sugar levels, increased cognitive function and a better overall mood. Plus, when you get up and move on a regular basis, you may find you sleep better at night, and who wouldn't take that benefit to the bank?
Many seniors remember when milk came in glass bottles that were washed and reused and paper was the standard in grocery store bags. Whether you like to delve into the nostalgia of yesteryear or prefer the convenience of modern consumer culture, you don't have to be super connected to the news to realize that the planet could use some better care.
When we say quit coffee, we really mean quit caffeine. While coffee isn't the best friend of your pearly whites, it does have some beneficial properties and can be part of a healthy, wholesome diet. But when you drink it caffeinated, you get all the disadvantages the popular stimulant brings to the beverage.
There are many options available for seniors who want to honor veterans and their service to our country. Some of the best include offering your thanks when meeting a veteran and attending celebrations that support our servicemen and women. For more ideas on how to get started, here are seven ways to show respect to veterans on Veteran's Day, other special events and during daily life. Some you can do right in the assisted living community at Broadmoor Court.
Like any machine, your brain is made to be used. The gears and inner-workings of your mind become more efficient and build stronger pathways as you problem solve, memorize and contemplate.
Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise to begin; all you need is a good pair of shoes and an area large enough to stroll around. However, despite its initial simplicity, walking offers a host of benefits to your overall health and is highly customizable. The ability to walk alone, with friends, indoors or outside makes it easy to create a routine that matches your preferences and can be adapted to inclement weather and seasonal temperatures.
Children often understand and remember lessons more easily when play and hands-on experiences are involved. Believers can use this knowledge to help their grandchildren get started on the path of learning more about the Bible and God through these four fun faith-based crafts, which are ideal for doing in your assisted living apartment.
Vacations are a great way to break up daily routines and recharge mentally and emotionally. If seniors are restless with their normal activities or feel themselves falling into a rut, then a staycation may be the perfect way for them to do something that captures their imagination without having to worry about physical or financial limitations for travel.
In younger years, we often have opportunities to make friends through school, work or with people in your neighborhood. But now, you may have retired or relocated, and making acquaintances can be a bit trickier. Learn about some ways you can connect with new people in your golden years.
As both National Blood Pressure Month and National Stroke Awareness Month, May is an ideal time for seniors to learn more about hypertension and to talk with their doctors about the best way to improve their own health.