As we age, it’s important to pay attention to our overall health and well-being. That means physical, mental, and spiritual health, because they are all connected. If one is ignored, another suffers. The neglect may seem small, and go unnoticed for years, but it will take a toll on the body in some way. One day you wake up feeling more unhealthy, feeling and looking older, more fatigued, more body aches and pains. You look in the mirror, and wonder how this happened so suddenly. Put your home health care at the top of the list. Pay attention to your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Aging is a normal life process,
there is no choice, but how you age and how you feel as you age is your choice.
Here are some tips to help you live a healthier and more productive life:
Make Good Nutrition a Priority in Home Health
The saying “you are what you eat” is very true. A well-balanced diet, low in fat, with servings of fruits and vegetables each day is perfect fuel for the body. Limit your intake of salt, sugar, and carbohydrates which contribute to excess weight and low energy. You don’t have to count calories, but maintaining a healthy weight is vital to fitness and staying active. Obesity contributes to health care problems, and proper nutrition can change that. Good nutrition should be part of
your daily health management plan.
Vitamins help to ensure that you get necessary nutrients and minerals. Women’s health issues are different that men’s, and vitamins should address this.
Physical Fitness is Important to Aging
Our physical bodies start to break down as we age, but a good fitness plan can slow this down. Going to a gym may not work for you, but if it does, go. Its been proven that weight bearing exercise strengthens bones, repetitive motion builds endurance, and physical exercise boost energy and brain power. If you can’t go to a gym, exercise at home or go out and walk. This gets your heart rate going, strengthens muscles, and gives you more energy.
Before you begin any exercise routine, see your doctor and make sure your medical health is up to the challenge. Know important health information about yourself.
Mental Health Relates to Physical Health
You can’t ignore your mental and spiritual health without feeling the neglect in your body. Good mental health makes you feel centered and grounded, that sense of well-being. Find time in your day to relax and enjoy the day. Hobbies that you like, family time, or time with a pet provide relaxation and relieve stress. Stress can trigger illness, high blood pressure, anxiety, and destroy piece of mind. Make your mental health a priority in your health management and home health plan.
Get Routine Health Care Exams
Taking care of your nutrition, fitness, and mental health certainly increases good health, but regular health care exams give you critical health information and history. Monitor your medical health through exams, so you know the facts. Health Insurance or Medicare may cover routine exams, for men’s and women’s health, so check with your provider.