Staying happy and uplifted is not only beneficial for your emotional health, it also lowers the chance of developing physical issues in your old age!
Here are 5 factors that contribute to keeping your spirits uplifted!
1. Exercise/Physical Activity
- Lifts spirits and keeps energy level up
- Releases endorphins (feel good hormones)
One example of an easy exercise would be to walk more, and you can do that with the help of mobility aids like walkers or rollators! Increasing the total distance you walk per day can help you build muscle and bone mass!
Read our previous blogpost for some indoor exercises you can easily do at home!
2. Good Meal Plan
A high fibre diet with lots of water would improve your mood and lowers the risk of depression! A good meal would trigger your senses and improve your appetite. Meal times are great for hanging out with families and friends and having meaningful conversations, which is known to be mentally stimulating for elderly!
Read our blogpost about nutritious foods you can add to your daily meal!
3. Picking Up a New Hobby
Dancing, singing, knitting, chess, etc. There are so many options for you to pick up I'm sure you'd be spoilt for choice! Hobbies are a good chance for you to connect and interact with like-minded people, while building a sense of purpose in your life.
4. Grooming and Pampering
Go for a haircut, whiten your teeth, a soothing facial, a luxurious mani pedi session! Pamper yourself, you deserve it! Maintaining your appearance will help you feel confident and good about yourself! Confidence is important in helping you age positively.
There are many products now that help elderly groom themselves easily. Like a Long Handle Hairbrush that helps people with arthritis or limited dexterity to brush their hair easily with limited upper arm movement.
There is even nail clippers with a magnifier to help ease the process of cutting your nails!
5. Family Connections
Family is the greatest support system for an ageing individual. Family members of an elderly must always show their appreciation and love, and let them know that they are not alone. This would help them feel safe and secure which allows them to worry less.
Make sure your elderly loved ones are ageing happily by including these factors in their daily life today!