5 Way to Stay Healthy as a Senior
healthy is an essential component of a life well-lived and becomes even more
important as we age. The staff at Windsor Senior Living have gathered the five best ways to stay healthy as a
senior, with a special focus on the programs we have implemented to help you
live your best life!
Maintain a Healthy Weight
As seniors age, they may lose muscle mass, which makes
their bodies appear flabbier and may increase the likelihood of falls and
injuries. It’s also more difficult to burn calories throughout the day, leading
to weight gain that is often linked with diseases like Diabetes, heart attacks,
crucial for seniors to maintain a healthy weight for their age, height, sex,
and daily activity level. The residents of Windsor assisted living in Dallas, TX can speak to on-staff doctors and health
professionals to determine their ideal weight.
Eating a healthy diet helps seniors maintain a healthy
weight, have more energy, take in the appropriate nutrients and vitamins they
need daily, and prevent illness. Seniors may need fewer calories than they did
in their youth, but they still need to eat nutrient-rich foods that nourish the
mind and body.
At Windsor Senior Living, we recommend that seniors
follow the guideline of “eating from the rainbow,” where they eat foods that
are natural and colorful. Fruits and vegetables; beans, nuts, and seeds;
seafood, lean meats, eggs; low-fat or fat-free dairy products; and whole grains
and whole-wheat bread instead of white bread are part of a balanced diet.
our senior independent living
community, we provide our residents with the finest, healthiest meals
possible. Our restaurant-style
dining offers a wide menu variety, flexible meal
times, healthy desserts, and of course, we offer gluten-free, sugar-free and
Vitamins and Supplements
and supplements can help seniors obtain the nutrients that may be missing from
their diets. Government dietary guidelines recommend that adults 50 years and
older take a B12 supplement daily to help boost brain function, blood, and the
nervous system. Seniors older than 70 should take Vitamin D daily to help
prevent bones softening and possibly fracturing. Seniors who reside in active adult communities should
speak to on-staff doctors to determine the proper dose of these vitamins.
Daily exercise can improve mobility, endurance, balance,
strength, and flexibility—all great reasons to get active today!
Seniors can start small with daily walks, try their hand
at yoga or stretching, or try water aerobics. It doesn’t matter which activity
you choose, as long as you enjoy it, will continue to do it three times weekly,
and can perform the exercise safely.
Windsor Senior Living offers residents a plethora of life enrichment activities, including
many fun and exciting physical fitness classes. We offer stretching classes, yoga,
and dance classes—just to name a few—every
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 11 a.m.
Be Kind to Yourself
Seniors in adult assisted living communities may feel sad about recent
losses, be afraid of the future, and feel uncertain about their new home and
surroundings. We know that this life change can be difficult, but we believe
that seniors who dig in and get involved will be happier and adapt easier.
Taking care of ourselves is always important, but even more so as we age and
move to supported community living centers.
recommend that our residents continue to participate in the hobbies and
interests that have always made them happy and fulfilled and to try new
activities that will stretch their minds and allow them to make new friends. At
Windsor, we offer an
activity calendar jam-packed with exciting programs like movie night socials,
reading club discussions, cooking classes, happy hours, garden club, and group
you’re interested in learning more about Windsor’s assisted living program, or
you would like to schedule a tour, please contact us today to discuss the best solutions for you and
your loved one.
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