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.
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!
Are you single and a member of a senior living community? Creating meals for one can sometimes be a challenge. There are many different things to consider when prepping for one meal daily throughout the week. If you reside in a senior living community, you may already have your three meals prepared for you every day. At HarborChase, we want all our seniors to eat healthy and hearty, but if you are cooking for yourself, follow these simple steps in order to prepare meals for one.
Did you know a simple walk in the sun can give your immune system a boost? At HarborChase, we strive to help seniors to achieve and stay in optimal health. Fortunately, we have compiled a helpful list of natural ways to keep your immune system healthy. As mentioned, the first way to naturally boost your immune system is to take a sunny stroll.
At HarborChase we know firsthand how important and challenging it can be to maintain a healthy diet. What we eat affects our bodies to a great deal, from the way we look to the way we function. Most people should limit fats and sugars, but if diabetes is in the equation, monitoring harmful ingredients becomes crucial. We believe that instead of focusing on what you cannot eat, you should focus on what you can. According to Health.com, cumin, basil, sage, oregano, and parsley can all boost insulin and help to lower your blood sugar. Nutrients like calcium, omega-3s, vitamin, and fiber can improve your health and are in foods that can prevent diabetes.
It has been proven medically that what you eat directly affects your overall health. In other words, your digestive health is correlated to a number of health issues. A good portion of older adults have high levels of toxins in their system due to their eating habits. Toxicity does not discriminate on age, so here at HarborChase, we have come up with a gentle detox for seniors.
To be healthy, it’s recommended that a person eats 3 balanced meals per day which can translate into a lot of time spent in the kitchen. For adults over the age of 51, the National Council of Aging recommends the following nutritional breakdown: