HarborChase Senior Living knows the importance of staying active and we want to give you a few essential tips to help you maintain your health, vitality, and improve your quality of life.
While you may not think about it, chicken was not as popular a dish as it is today. In the 1950s that all changed, thanks to a professor at Cornell University. Founded in 1865, Cornell University has always had a positive impact on the surrounding community, much like HarborChase Senior Living, and the two continue to have a long-standing and positive relationship.
Everyone loves a home-cooked meal, which is why cooking at home and making your own recipes can be even more rewarding than going to a restaurant. You’re not only able to select the ingredients and flavors that go into your meal, but most recipes call for more substantial portions or are labeled a family-sized dinner recipe. Unfortunately, many recipes are intended for groups of people, rather than one, so many seniors have trouble cooking at home.
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 disease. You and your family 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.
The New Year brings changes for the better, so make sure to stick to your resolutions! 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!
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.