Many seniors think that being old means succumbing to illness or physical weakness. While some physical changes are unavoidable, others are very preventable. Research has found the areas in our life that we need to take care of to age gracefully and healthily. Through personal care and encouragement from our loved ones, we can find the motivation to be healthy as we grow older. The following are keys to healthy aging:
- Physical activity. Scientific evidence shows that people who exercise regularly live longer and independently. Exercise can also improve your balance, so you are less prone to falls and injuries.
- Healthy diet. Switching preserved and unhealthy food with fresh vegetables and fruits and lean meat can reduce the risk of contracting diseases as you grow older. Our health services in Illinois can help prepare you with healthy meals every day.
- Participating in meaningful activities. Having something to be busy with that gives you a sense of purpose is good for one’s mental and cognitive health. Our home health aides can provide companionship and assist you in your new hobbies.