Healthy Habits for Elderly

As we age, if we maintain healthy habits then it strengthens muscles and bones hence activities like getting up from a chair or opening a door become easier. It’s never too late here are some healthy habits you can start practicing for a better health condition and lifestyle.

Eat healthily

As we age the digestive system slows down.  Maintaining a well-balanced diet and drinking water will help to maintain a healthy weight and also get the needed nutrients. Hence lowers the risk of developing chronic health conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

 Focus on prevention

 Prevention is better than cure. Preventions include getting vaccinations, preventive care visits like screenings for cholesterol levels, colon cancer, heart problems, and more qualify for Medicare coverage too.

 Get information on medication management

Regularly review the medications with the physician. Also, consider possible drug interactions and Pay attention to any new symptoms they show after changing or starting medications.

Get some sleep

Frequent waking and insomnia at night are common among aged people. Turn the lights off in the evening to bring drowsiness. Make sure they get enough rest and sleep to stay healthy.

 Remember mental health

 The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation recommends seniors to read and write and try new hobbies to stimulate their minds and to engage with the world around them. Activities like this will help to maintain mental health.

 Screen for vision changes

Seniors who wear glasses should check their prescriptions every year for changes and have their eyes screened for health issues. Having the right pair of glasses can prevent many problems.


Time spent with family and grandchildren helps seniors feel connected, especially if they have mobility issues.

 Stay physically active

Exercise not only alleviates depression but also improves energy and memory. Eg  Long walks will keep seniors healthier longer and to stay active, which is important for overall well-being.

 Visit the dentist every six months

 Risk of cavities goes up with age. Many mouth infections can also be linked to serious health conditions, like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Hence seniors should see the dentist regularly.

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