There are many trends that can be misleading or seem like fads in our culture. Diets come and go as new discoveries are made and habits tend to fade. One food trend that is surely not a fad is eating foods that improve your mental health.
As we get older, it is difficult to remember the little things in life. It’s easy to joke about, ‘Oh, I can’t find my keys again, I must be getting old!’ but when it comes to those in their elder years, it can become a serious concern, because memory loss can be signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s. You and your loved ones may wonder what can to do to help prevent these debilitating memory illnesses.
At HarborChase, we value health and fitness. We know that as a senior, exercising and staying healthy isn’t exactly easy. There are many exercises that seniors may have done earlier in their lives that they are unable to do once they grow older. Exercises for older adults can vary in difficulty and effectiveness because the capabilities of each senior can be different from one another. Although the specific exercises may vary, there are clear categories that each activity falls into.
As we grow older, our needs and wants change. One thing that changes more than others is our dietary needs. As a senior, it's important to eat foods that are healthy to maintain strength and a healthy weight. Today, our society makes it easy to eat quick, unhealthy foods for the sake of convenience. This can pose a severe health risk to older adults over a long period. Senior nutrition is often studied by experts to learn what exactly older adults should be eating. Here are some tips for you and your family!
Try out these recipes in your diet to add some healthy meals to your routine. If you’re currently living in an assisted living community, make sure to request to have these recipes included in your diet! The New Year brings changes for the better, so make sure to stick to your resolutions!