By the time summer finally rolls around, you’re antsy to get outdoors and replenish your vitamin D after the long Minnesota winter. Daily doses of sunshine are crucial to mental and physical wellbeing. Exposure to sunlight boosts serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, sleep, memory, and appetite. Sunshine also strengthens your immune system and can lower blood pressure. However, overexposure can be harmful. But as long as you keep a few simple precautions in mind, you can enjoy the summer sunshine carefree.
With an ever-growing array of senior living options available—independent living, adult day care, home health care, senior apartments, and skilled nursing, just to name a few—the prospect of choosing the community that’s right for you can be daunting. And that’s after you make the decision to move to a senior community, not an easy thing to do in its own right.
We’re all getting older every day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still wake up every morning feeling our best and go to sleep every night happy with the choices we made. Feeling your best isn’t just about being physically healthy. True wellbeing is a combination of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. When you’re living your best life, you’re caring for each of these aspects of your being in equal measure.
We accumulate a lot of papers throughout our lives. From school report cards to tax forms to health insurance, all that paperwork stacks up. By the time we reach a certain age, it’s easy to lose track of what’s essential and what can be thrown away. If you’re like many seniors, you probably have boxes crammed with old papers that are creating clutter in your apartment.
As we approach spring cleaning season, here’s your step-by-step guide to spring cleaning your essential paperwork, including what you should keep and what you can toss.
Nutrition has far-reaching effects on our wellbeing, influencing everything from physical health to mood to energy levels and even cognitive function. As we age, nutrition has an even greater impact on our quality of life. Unfortunately, due to the myriad physiologic and lifestyle changes that accompany aging, many seniors don’t maintain a sufficiently healthy diet or consume the quality of nutrition they need to feel their best.