I am a senior who has lived and worked in St. Lucie County since the fall of 1972. I have worked as both a teacher and a minister for a large part of that time and have had the opportunity to visit many different retirement facilities over the years. I am presently a part of a group that meets once a month at Lake Forest Park for a luncheon. I have also toured their facilities and am quite impressed. They provide a secure and challenging program of activities and I know of no other place that I would rather consider ...Show More
Health Goals for 2018 Back
Happy New Year! Are you a fan of making yearly goals or resolutions for the year ahead? Setting easy health goals for the year are a fun way to help you achieve them. The theme behind these goals is taking the time to take better care of yourself. They will help you a live happier and healthier life. Here are a few simple goals are great ideas if you are looking to take better care of yourself in 2018 or any year after.
Take the time to exercise regularly. The recommended amount of exercise for seniors is two and a half hours per week or thirty minutes per day. Exercising regularly helps you to maintain a healthy weight and good overall health. Regular exercise is also very important for preventing disease and chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer, heart disease and more. Regularly exercising and staying fit will also improve your balance and help you to strengthen yourself. This will help you to avoid falling and injuring yourself. While it may be hard to do every day, exercising regularly has numerous health benefits.
Make better choices when eating and develop a good sleep routine. These come up in many articles, but they are very important when it comes to taking care of yourself. Exercising regularly will go a long way to helping you become healthier, but it needs to be paired with a healthy diet for you to really see a difference. Eating and maintaining a well-balanced diet is important when improving your health. Eating a balanced diet helps to keep your organs performing well and helps to fight sickness as well as fatigue.
Getting a good night’s sleep, roughly 7-9 hours, will help to give you energy during the day because sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. You’ll be able to function well during the day and be ready to tackle exercising and any other plans you have. Taking an occasional nap also has many health benefits that include reducing fatigue, increasing focus, and reducing the need to reach for a caffeinated beverage.
Taking better care of yourself in all aspects- physically, emotionally, and mentally will help you to lead an even better life and setting easy goals is a great way to help you get started. These goals should not make you feel pressured to do these things unless you really want to achieve them. Set these achievable goals for yourself in 2018 and watch how they improve the quality of your life.