Tips On How To Live Simple

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Some people think that as you get older, you should slow down on activities and have come to think of the stereotypical "seniors" that do nothing except for bake and sleep.  That is not the case for most seniors and does not have to be the case if that is what you are thinking.  Keeping up an active physical, emotional and mental well being helps with the aging process.

 

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO START BEING HEALTHY.

   Did you never eat healthy before you became a senior? Now can be the time for you.  Check your local senior centres about healthy eating seminars or if you are tech savvy, google healthy recipes and attempt one.  You can also try to ride public transit to get to somewhere if you are not able to drive anymore or reconnect with someone that you may not have had a chance to talk to before.  Join a class that you have been looking at. It is never too late to start getting out there.

 

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH.

     Think about what you do for yourself and for others.  Take the time to appreciate yourself.  Keep up your social network and continue to do what you have been doing.  If you are involved in your church, keep attending and be as involved as you would like.  

 

KNOW YOURSELF AND YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM.

     Make sure you know your strengths and weaknesses.  Do not be afraid to ask for help if you need it.  Do not be ashamed of asking.  It is a good thing to ask and always offers the chance for social interaction as well.

 

ANTICIPATE HOW CHRONIC CONDITIONS MAY AFFECT YOUR FUTURE.

     If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition, try to think of alternative ways to do something while still staying healthy.  There are many ways this can be achieved and could be worth talking to your doctor about other ways to approach a situation.  

 

LIVING LONGER CAN ALSO MEAN LIVING BETTER.

     It has been noted that people that have stronger physical, emotional and social bonds do not suffer as much with depression as much as someone that would not have a strong support system.  Keeping active might also help ward off bodily pains.


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