How You Can Still Live An Active Lifestyle In Aged Care

Living in an aged care facility should not mean the end of a normal active lifestyle. In fact, it should mean the time you get to relax and really enjoy life without the fast-paced pressures life before retirement burdened you with. It should be, essentially, your golden years.

However, as we age, our bodies begin to deteriorate, making us more susceptible to illnesses. Also, falling is a major risk in old age due to failing eyesight, poor balance and weaker bones/muscles.Still, there are ways to continue with an active,healthy lifestyle if you choose an aged care facility that offers the benefits of living your life to the fullest and keeping as healthy as possible.

Diet

If you’re lucky enough to reside at an aged care facility that produces healthy and hearty meals, then this will contribute positively towards your ongoing health. They key thing is to eat, and eat well. Foods such as fish can that contain omega fatty acids are great for ageing health, while a balanced diet of protein, sugars, vitamins and starches is important for overall wellbeing. Also, ensure to drink enough water to keep you hydrated throughout the day.

Exercise

Your body needs oxygen in order to help the rest of your body, muscles and brain function properly. It is important to dedicate about 20 minutes a day to walking, jogging, (if you can) or swimming (if the facility allows). Exercising every day is particularly vital for your bones, especially during your ageing years, as they may become brittle and weak. With continued exercise, you can strengthen your bones and muscles and maintain healthy vitals.

Social Activity

It is strongly advised to join a group such as a choir, gardening, book club or art class, with other people of your age. This will keep you active, not just physically, but also mentally. Being part of a group and having a purpose again in your life can lower the risks of depression and illness,and is also a great opportunity to interact with others, which is a great social way to keep you active and healthy.

By following these tips and making the most of your time in aged care, you can still enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle. Want more info about how you can achieve this? Feel free to get in touch with us!