Want to stay healthy as you age?
Staying healthy as you age is not about the luck of the draw, it is all about your lifestyle. In our last blog, our assisted living in Durham went over a few tips to help you stay healthy as you age. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, check it out! Keep reading to learn about our last few tips for healthy aging:
#6. Make Your Environment Safer
One of the biggest issues that older adults have to face is falling. Even for healthy older people, a fall can be detrimental. Although there is no way to ensure that you will never fall, you can take steps to make your living environment safer and lower your risk. Make sure that you have a clear, clutter-free path through your home, and remove anything that could be a possible trip hazard. It is also a good idea to assess the lighting to make sure that you can see clearly.
#7. Focus on Your Posture
Good posture is great for your health in a variety of different ways. Focusing on good posture can reduce back pain, plus it will make you feel more confident and younger.
#8. Get Social
Depression is a common problem for older adults, and this is mainly due to isolation. If you start feeling depressed or isolated, make your social life a priority. One of the best things about assisted living communities is that they bring people together, but you can only benefit from that if you start getting involved in activities and events.