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For the first time ever, we welcome a guest blogger to help you find easy ways to get healthy from head-to-toe in 2020. The blog is full of great information and plenty of links to help you get and stay healthy this year.
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5 Easy Strategies for a Head-to-Toe Health Overhaul
By Guest Blogger Jennifer McGregor
Jennifer McGregor co-created Public Health Library to make it easier for people to find high quality health info. She is a pre-med student who enjoys writing about health and medical topics to help the readers find reputable health resources.
We use a lot of metrics to determine health, but living a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about numbers. Yes, your weight matters, and your blood pressure matters. However, how you feel physically and mentally matters, too. More likely than not, the numbers and the feelings are all interconnected — even if we aren’t quite sure of how or why.
Many seniors struggle to make physical and mental health and wellness a priority. They often mistakenly think that there’s too much damage that can’t be undone. If that sounds familiar, here are a few tips to help you start — and stick to — a healthful lifestyle.
Balance Your Microbiome
Did you know you have an entire world living inside you? The microbiome in your gut is home to millions of healthy bacteria that are a key component of your overall physical and mental health. Focus on balancing your gut microbiome by eating fermented foods, yogurt, onions, and wild salmon. Keep this hidden, internal world healthy, and you’ll reap many rewards, including:
- Less lethargy and more natural energy
- Better focus
- Less discomfort from gas and bloating
- Improved sleep quality
- More confidence during stressful situations
Regular physical activity can seem daunting to some seniors, especially those dealing with a chronic injury or illness. Fears aside, daily movement is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle — even walking and gentle stretching makes a difference. Seniors with Medicare Advantage or Medigap plans have the option of taking SilverSneakers fitness classes, which are custom-designed for the specific needs of an aging body. You’ll see an improvement in:
- Balance, which can prevent slips, trips, and falls
- Muscle strength, which can help keep your blood pressure low
- Cardiovascular health, which reduces your risk of heart disease and cancer
- Stamina, which can help you live longer and delay disease
- Cognition and memory, keeping dementia and Alzheimer’s at bay
Boost Your Bones
Osteoporosis, which is simply age-related bone loss, affects nearly 44 million people in the United States, and seniors are at the highest risk. You can give your bones an extra boost by taking:
- Fish oil supplements to ease inflammation and reduce stress on achy joints
- Glucosamine supplements to build up bone lubrication and soothe inflamed joints
- Vitamin D to help you absorb calcium, a nutrient crucial for strong, healthy bones
- Vitamin K supplements to support healthy bone growth
Focus on Diabetes Prevention
More than 25 percent of people 65 and older have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, which is a preventable disease. In fact, many providers consider it a behavioral health disorder. This kind of diabetes is almost always avoidable in seniors. There are many things you can do to lessen your chances of developing it. This includes:
- Eating less sugar and more fiber
- Cooking more meals at home and eat out less
- Steering clear of processed foods
- Hitting the gym with a friend for some low-impact cardio
Practice Yoga and Meditation
A regular yoga and meditation practice can help seniors stay healthy and whole in innumerable ways. Yoga will rejuvenate your body, and meditation will transform your mind. Studies show that seniors who take up the practice:
- Manage stress with breathing exercises
- Relieve joint and muscle pain by holding deep stretches
- Improve balance with the flowing movements
- Postpone or even prevent arthritis from settling into some joints
For many seniors, taking control of their physical and mental health can be a bit more challenging than they expected, and that’s often the case when they are also dealing with illnesses or chronic health conditions. Fortunately, there are ways to gain control over your health, possibly even reversing some of the damage you’ve acquired.