Staying physically healthy is one of the keys to successful aging. Proper diet and exercise will go a long way toward ensuring that your loved ones avoid diseases like diabetes and heart disease that can commonly aﬀect people as they enter their senior years. Are you concerned about the health of a loved one? Here are some tips you can use to help get them on the path to making healthy decisions that will benefit them for years to come.
Help Alleviate Fears About Staying Active
Your loves ones don’t need to run a marathon each week or join a city league basketball team to be healthy.
They also don’t need to adopt a radical new diet. Simple physical exercise like going for a short walk around the block each day or parking a little farther away from the door when they head to the store is fine. Replacing one junk food item with something healthier is a great way to positively impact their diet. Remember to encourage your loved ones and remind them that small changes like these will make a big diﬀerence in their overall health.
Encourage good sleep habits
If your loved one does not sleep well at night and takes long naps during the day, they may need to change their
evening routine. If they are up watching television or on their computer until right before bed, maybe they would benefit from doing something else before bedtime. A hot shower and a couple chapters of a good book can help the body to relax and make falling asleep – and staying asleep – easier.
It isn’t always easy for our loved ones to make changes to their routine. Our job is to encourage them without pressuring them, and to praise them when they successfully make a positive change. Sometimes they just want to know that we notice and approve!
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