How Seniors Stay Healthy and Happy

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Elbert Hubbard once said, “Happiness is a habit. Cultivate it.” As time passes, it’s important to not only put your health but also your happiness first. Seniors oftentimes feel isolated and can get down when they live away from their friends and their families. Nevertheless, there are many different ways to stay healthy and happy in a senior living community like Vista Prairie Communities.

Below you can find the ways Vista Prairie Communities encourages their seniors to stay happy and healthy:

Stay connected:

Keeping in touch with family and friends can boost your mood. Try setting up a weekly or monthly call with your child or best friend. If that doesn’t seem to work out, try writing letters or use the internet! Although it might seem a little tough at first, the internet is a great asset for connecting with others.

Read more: The Benefits of Social Media for Seniors

Prioritize health:

Feeding yourself doesn’t only nourish your body but it nourishes your mind. That is why it’s important to prioritize your health and make sure you are getting the right nutrients and vitamins each day. If you’re making your own meals, remember to buy fresh, nutritious foods for the week. If you’re eating in your community’s cafeteria, take advantage of the healthy options they offer.

Move!:

Getting your blood flowing is a great way to increase your body’s endorphins. Endorphins can increase your happiness dramatically. Exercise is not only good for your body but also great for your mind. Try a few of these simple exercises next time you’re feeling down:

  • Take a walk with a friend
  • Low-impact yoga
  • Gardening
  • Dance

These are just a few ways you can continue to stay not only healthy but also happy. Staying connected to your family and friends is a very important part of life and many times leads to happier seniors. Life can put us through a lot but focusing on what makes you happy is the most important part of aging.

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