A Senior’s Guide to a Higher Quality of Life

Written by guest writer: Jason Lewis (strongwell.org)

By taking control of your physical and mental health, you can significantly improve your wellbeing. The principle applies to both young and senior members of society. If you’re one of the latter, there are several ways you can enhance your quality of life, some of which are discussed below.

Regular Exercise

Falls are a major risk that can affect a senior’s quality of life. Regular exercise can help you improve your strength and balance to reduce the risk of falling. Essentrics provides a great form of exercise for seniors who want to improve balance and stability. Several older adult programs are available in Westerville, Ohio, including exercise classes.

To remain motivated during your workout, listen to some of your favorite tunes or podcasts. A good, well-priced pair of headphones or wireless speakers can be a really great investment. Music accompanied exercise elevates mood, increases endurance, and can distract you from pain and fatigue.

Hobbies

Seniors need to involve themselves in rewarding activities that enhance their quality of life. Pursuing a new hobby can restore your sense of purpose and self-confidence. 

Maybe there’s something you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time. Or perhaps you have an old hobby you want to revisit. Hobbies and pastimes can include learning a new instrument, writing, bird watching, crafting, and much more.

Healthy Eating

Maintaining a healthy diet helps reduce the risk of physical health problems. It can also help you improve your energy levels and get a better night’s sleep, thus decreasing your risk of strokes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

Many seniors need to focus on consuming more fluids, as your sense of thirst lessens as you age. You should also minimize your use of table salt and sugar, instead of Seasoning food with healthy herbs and spices, and choose healthy fats instead of trans or saturated fats.

Stay Connected

It’s vital you keep in touch with loved ones, even if they live far away. If you can’t visit in person, you could stay in touch via Skype or social media. If you’re unsure how social media works or not computer literate, you can enroll in a computer class at Westerville Library.

Joining social groups is another fantastic way of ensuring you remain socially active. There are several clubs and societies seniors can join in and around the Westerville area, including dynamic seniors on the go.

Start a Business

To maintain an active mind and ensure a happy and fulfilled life, more seniors are starting their own businesses. If you’re one of them, first do some research on getting started and how your new company will operate. One idea could be to form an LLC. By doing so, you’ll benefit from limited liability, tax advantages, and less paperwork. If you want to avoid costly lawyer fees, consider filing yourself or using a formation service. Remember to check Ohio regulations on setting up an LLC, as they’re not all the same.

Live Life to the Fullest

Attaining a higher quality of life in your senior years doesn’t have to be complicated. By following certain habits and staying active and socially engaged, you can live your life to the fullest.

Make a conscious effort to obtain a high level of body awareness by listening to Jill Roth at Body Awareness Coach.

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