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8 Ways to Maintain Quality Life in Your Golden Years

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Whoever said golden years aren’t that…golden, must haven’t done any of these:

  • Stay physically active. Even if you have never participated in any physical activity, you can always start today. But before you lift some weights or jog around your neighborhood, make sure you’ve already consulted your physician about it (and don’t forget to ask for possible activities you can participate in and ways to keep up with a routine). When you enjoy your workout activities, exercise won’t feel like a dreadful chore. Look for activities you are interested in – say, dancing or swimming – and exercising in groups! Exercise doesn’t have to be backbreaking. Little efforts like walking or stretching can provide significant results to overall health too. Don’t worry, our Physical Therapy service will give you expert guidance all throughout your exercise and/or rehabilitative journey.

  • Practice meditation. It’s healthy to detach from the world to do a little introspection from time to time. This can cure your stress, increase your happiness, and bring more meaning to life. It renews your energy and realigns your focus. Try it today!

  • Get enough sleep. Lack of sleep has a bad rep – It makes you feel groggy, uninspired, and moody throughout the day. That’s apart from its many ill effects to your health. Make sure you hit the sack on time so you can conquer another day minus the negative emotions and potential health scares.

  • Learn something new. Keep your mind sharp by continuously challenging yourself. Get a new hobby, learn a new skill, or discuss current events, beliefs, or topics that interest you. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are just around the corner as we age, but staying mentally active can ward them off.

  • Have quality time with your loved ones. Loneliness and depression are common among seniors. Spending time with your family and friends and being socially active can kill away the blues, brighten up your days, and keep you healthy! Cultivate your circle and improve your relationships. Do you want to know the secret to live happier? Do something kind to them.

  • Be with nature. Many people underestimate the calming effect of nature. Aside from breathing fresh air, being in nature has positive effects on your memory, it channels your creativity and make you feel even better. So, get out there and enjoy the greens!

  • Express your gratitude. Learn to count your blessings and express your gratitude! Saying “Thank you” can make you happier and help others feel good about themselves. Having a grateful heart brings so much positive energy. There’s power in being thankful – It can mend and improve relationships and make life better for everyone around you.

  • Enjoy a good laugh. We’ve heard it then and again – “Laughter is the best medicine” – and it couldn’t be any truer! There are many positive effects of laughter, including better immune system, reduced stress hormones, and reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. Think of humor as a daily vitamin. Share the joy of laughter with someone today!

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