After a long and sometimes dark winter, you may need to improve your body health. The following tips can help you to rejuvenate your life this spring. Elderly people who live alone or who live with family members can benefit from the following tips.
As you age, your ability to notice thirst may decrease, so it’s important to keep an eye on water intake, especially when you’ve been exercising outdoors in the sun. Consider that water, herbal tea and fresh vegetable juices are better than coffee, fruit juices or sugary drinks.
Some people react badly to grass and pollen that comes with spring. Consider that untreated allergies may lead to breathing problems. So be aware about weather reports and do your best to stay away from pollen. You can consult with a doctor about your allergy treatment and they can recommend or prescribe a good allergy treatment. Taking it regularly can help prevent more serious respiratory problems.
You must wear supportive and comfortable shoes, in order to reduce the risk of falls. You can join a walking group, to have more fun and find new friends. You can walk to a medical center and do your health check-up. This is one of the best physical activities for seniors that helps them in different ways include controlling blood sugar, supporting bone and heart health and improving sleep.
Spring is the best time to stay outside, walk with friends and enjoy your days. This can improve your physical and emotional health. When you are outdoors, you get Vitamin D that strengthens your bones. On the other hand, being with people who you love when you are breathing fresh air and listening to birds chirp can help you emotionally.
Exercise is the best way to increase your endorphin level. Low-impact aerobics, Yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi are suitable exercises for seniors. All of these can improve balance and flexibility and decrease your chances of falling.
Spring weather makes for some days that are perfect and others that are too hot or too brisk. So, use your hat and sunglasses on the hot days and make your sweater or jacket available for the cold days.
Springtime is really suitable for doing your different medical tests. See your doctor to get your weight, blood pressure, and glucose and cholesterol levels checked out. See your optometrist if it’s been more than one year and you haven’t had an appointment. You must be examined by your dentist every 6-9 month. If you are finding it difficult to understand what people are saying, it’s time to get your hearing tested.
Consult with your doctor about a diet that will be safe for your current level of health. Spring is the growing season of many fruits and veggies, like asparagus, peas, lettuce, and strawberries. Use this time to have a light diet full of fresh fruits, salad meals and light soup, whole grain flour instead of red meat, processed foods and white flour. This is the best way that you can cut down your chances of developing conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and arthritis.
Our goal at Advanced Medical is to help seniors with limited mobility to maintain an active lifestyle every season of the year. When we say seniors with limited mobility, we are talking about people who need a wheelchair, walker, rollator and other healthcare equipment to maintain their independence. We have different tools that make homes a safe and suitable place for seniors with limited mobility. For more information on personalized medical equipment services in Vancouver and British Columbia, Canada, Call, email or visit us. We never forget that our customers deserve the best choices.