As per researchers at the University College London, people who actually think of themselves as younger actually live longer. They conducted a study which included nearly 6500 men and women who were between 60-70 years. Out of them, nearly 70 percent of them felt three or more years younger than their actual age, 25 percent of them felt close to their actual age and 5 percent felt more than a year older than their actual age. After a period of eight years, researchers followed them up in order to assess their status. 70 percent of the people who felt three or more years younger had a lower mortality rate than the other two groups which signifies that staying and feeling young at heart leads to a longer shelf-life. If you have senior family members who are suffering from mobility issues or are facing issues with remembering things (a sign of onset of Dementia or Alzheimer’s)- it is advisable to go for an assisted living facility in order for your loved ones to live a comfortable life. If you are a resident of the Phoenix region in Arizona, approach Anthem Senior Living for assisted living Anthem care and support.
The senior health challenges that we at Anthem Senior Living work with are dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lewy Bodies Dementia, high blood pressure, companionship care, wound care, bed bound patients, Feeding Tubes/Picc Lines, heart disease, cancer, Arthritis, respiratory diseases, diabetes, falls, depression, etc.
Few ways that can help seniors in staying young at heart are as follows:
A Positive Outlook– Always being positive and having a positive outlook towards life helps building good coping skills thus enabling an individual in easily facing and overcoming the challenging times in their lives. There is no better skill than the skill of being able to cope with life’s struggles without letting stress to take the better part of you. Include meditation and yoga as a part of your daily routine which are two practices which can help you immensely in thinking more positively.
Remaining Active- Try not to become sedentary which can help in aging well. Engage in fitness activities and include some of exercise in your daily routine. Sedentary lifestyle can prove to be very much dangerous for long-term health as is smoking. For an appropriate exercise program, consult your primary care physician. Consider activities like Swimming, walking, Pilates, bike riding, etc.
Learning New Things– Like we all know that there is no particular age to learn new things or to stop learning altogether. Age is just a number, anyone can learn anything regardless of his or her age. Keep on learning which can help you in staying young in mind. Study a foreign language, tackle any new hobby, etc. Learning gives that required stimulation to the mind thus helping in staying happy and healthy by nurturing the spirit. Senior people should keep their minds engaged with life.
Age Is Just A Number– Do not let the calendar age dictate what you do and how you live your life because age is just a number. There are many senior people who withdraw themselves from certain physical activities because they think they are too old or frail for them. This is an absolutely wrong thought. Eat healthy as much as you can and your focus should totally be on wellness for yourself.
Have A Purpose Or Create One- Living a purposeful life is integral to successful aging. After retirement, do not rely on television too much. For the purpose of entertainment find activities that you can engage yourself in which will also help you feel productive. Having a solid purpose can take you a long way in leading a comfortable and healthy life.
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