Dec 14th, 2013
You may have made uncountable new year’s resolutions over the years- and perhaps never kept one of them . However, as you get older, it is more important than ever to make the decision to start taking care of yourself, the way you deserve. Make these five your new year’s resolution for 2014, and transform your health and happiness.
1. Get active.
As you get older, you may experience that you do not have your usual drive anymore. Make 2014 year the one where you get back in shape or even in better shape than ever! Start slow if necessary, but get active. Soon you will start feeling the benefits of a more active lifestyle, you want to go back. If you feel lonely and are not comfortable going out for walks or doing activities on your own, there are companies that specialize in elderly care, and have sympathetic, friendly staff available to accompany you.
2. Eat right.
Make sure to eat varied, nutritious food, cut down on fats, especially trans-fats. If you do not have the energy or ability, self-control or even skills to cook yourself healthy meals, consider looking for a senior home care agency that can deliver healthy meals to your door, often customized to your specific dietary needs.
3. Take control of your health.
Get a full check-up and make sure that you’re up to date on medications. Also, make sure to find out about any deficiencies, you may have, and add necessary supplements to your health regime. If remembering to take all your medicine at the right times is getting more difficult, a daily visit from an in home caregiver might be a good idea.
4. Be safe.
Sit down and consider any concerns you may have or any issues that have arisen in the recent year. Do you fear burglaries? Or perhaps falling over, unable to reach the phone? Anxiety is not good for your health, so make sure that your take the necessary steps to feel safe and comfortable in your everyday life. If you have a heightened risk of slipping, make sure that your home, especially your bathroom, is safe. You can for example get non-slip rugs and have grab-bars installed. However, there are many risks that you may not even have considered, so getting an elderly care person to look over your home may not be a bad idea.
5. Organize your life.
Take control over your life by getting it organized. Start with cleaning out cupboards and drawers, throw out things that you don’t need anymore. Then start thinking about where you put everything, and make it easier to get an overview over your home. If you’re starting to get forgetful, make a habit of keeping a notebook by you at all times, and get a wall calendar to write birthdays, functions, doctor’s visits etc. on. An in home caregiver is the perfect solution if, you need someone to assist you, so that you can relax and know that everything is under control and that you do not have do it all yourself.