Resolutions for Senior Citizens to Make for the New Year
With the coming of a New Year, you should strive to make resolutions that you can keep. Resolutions that make and keep you healthy and enjoying life to its fullest will be the most rewarding goals that you can set for yourself for the months to come. Let’s take a look at some of healthy resolutions that you can make to improve your health and well-being and increase your confidence in your ability to make your lifestyle more enjoyable.
- Make a resolution to eat healthier in 2016. Include vegetables, fruits, fish, whole grains, and types of foods that contain low-fat products. No matter what your age is, you’ll need healthy foods that have fewer calories; this means that you need to make smart choices when you cook your meals or order from menus in your favorite restaurants. Choose a variety of foods that are rich in fiber, that offer you heart-healthy benefits, and that strengthen your teeth and bones.
- Another good resolution for Seniors is to take a good multivitamin that has 100% of the daily requirement for minerals and vitamins that you need to keep you healthy. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for a recommendation and make a commitment to taking the proper dosage each day.
- Make a resolution to get up and get moving…in other words, be active. Physical activity is an outstanding way to fight heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes; in fact, with mild activity some of these conditions even improve. Be sure to consult your doctor before embarking on an exercise routine and always begin slowly and work your way up to longer periods of exercise.
- One very important New Year’s resolution is to visit your doctor on a regular basis. Schedule your complete physical annually, keep track of the medications that you are taking, and always ask questions about the immunizations and tests that someone your age should be getting.
- Resolve for the New Year to be careful when moving around your home so that you won’t fall. Experiencing a fall can limit your mobility and drastically change your independence. Go through your home and remove all clutter and items that are placed in high traffic areas. You should also do exercises that strengthen your balance as well as your flexibility so that you can guard against falls.
- Another resolution that you can make for 2016 is to keep your brain working so that you will be alert and cognizant of the events going on around you. By working crossword puzzles, trying Sudoku, and attending and participating in social events you’ll provide the workout that your brain needs to work at its best.
- Finally, make a resolution to get plenty of sleep each night. You need about eight hours each night so that you will be rested and rejuvenated for tomorrow’s activities. Try to avoid napping which can cause you to have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep each night.
Use a combination of these suggested resolutions to make 2016 a prosperous, happy, and healthy New Year.