Who doesn't want to feel as young as possible, even as we age?
Our team at Qualicare Newmarket wants to offer women tips on how they can age as healthy as possible.
Let's take a look at some ways you can add healthier habits into your daily routine in order to add more quality years to your life—and age gracefully.
Make Time for Exercise
You have heard about exercise since your younger days.
Exercise plays a vital role in your overall health. However, as we age, not only does exercise keep our joints moving and our energy up, but it can also give our cognitive function a boost—which means a decreased risk of suffering from dementia later in life.
Therefore, aim to get moving most days of the week and make sure exercises include not only cardio but also movements to increase strength, flexibility and balance.
Make Time for Protein
While you might already make healthy eating a priority, are you making sure you are getting enough protein into your diet? Since muscle loss is a huge part of aging, you want to make sure you are including nutrition that helps to support muscle health.
As a result, you want to add lean protein into your diet on a daily basis. Good sources of protein include:
- Greek yogurt
- Lean meats like turkey or chicken
Make Time for Loved Ones
As we age, isolation can become a problem. Because older adults are often retired and perhaps are not as mobile, they tend to become homebodies. But it's especially important to remain socially active.
Whether it is having a cup of coffee with friends or starting up a book club, social interaction is extremely important to our overall health as we age.
Are you ready to improve your loved one’s quality of life? Reach out to our team of in-home care providers at Qualicare Newmarket today to learn how we can help!