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Benefits of Healthy Lifestyle and How to Maintain it in Old Age

We know we always have to live in a healthy manner but we rarely ask why. There are various benefits of...
Benefits of healthy lifestyle and how to maintain it in old age
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A healthy lifestyle is very crucial to leading a good life. Getting older is a beautiful experience, but it also takes a toll on one’s body - your bones get weaker, joints start paining, a lot of health concerns arise. However, having a balanced lifestyle and taking care of yourself from the get-go is a solution that can help you lead a healthy and carefree life in your old age.

We know we always have to live in a healthy manner but we rarely ask why. There are various benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle in Old Age. 

Benefits of Leading a Healthy Lifestyle

1. Prevents Diseases 

A healthy lifestyle significantly reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension, amongst others, which are prevalent among the elderly in India. By incorporating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, seniors can boost their immunity and maintain optimal health. Regular exercise, such as yoga, walking, or swimming, helps improve flexibility, strength, and mobility, ensuring a higher quality of life in old age.

2. Improved Mental Well-Being

Old age often comes with its fair share of challenges, including loneliness, stress, and cognitive decline. However, adopting a healthy lifestyle can positively impact mental health. Engaging in activities that stimulate the mind, such as puzzles, reading, or learning a new skill, can help seniors stay mentally sharp and maintain cognitive function. Additionally, practising mindfulness techniques like meditation or deep breathing exercises promotes relaxation and reduces stress levels, leading to improved overall well-being.

3. Better Sleep Quality

Sleep plays an important role in maintaining health, yet many Elders struggle with getting a good sleep. Following a healthy lifestyle can contribute to better sleep quality. Establishing a healthy sleep schedule, creating a relaxing routine, and creating a comforting sleep environment are major factors of promoting restful sleep. Avoiding caffeine, heavy meals, and electronic devices before bedtime can also aid in falling asleep faster and staying asleep longer, allowing seniors to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

4. Increased Social Engagement

Social isolation is a significant concern for many elderly folks in India, leading to feelings of loneliness and depression. However, adopting a healthy lifestyle encourages social engagement, which is essential for mental and emotional well-being. Seniors can join community groups, participate in religious or cultural activities, or volunteer for local charities to stay connected with others and foster meaningful relationships. Building a support system consisting of friends and family members provides emotional support and enhances overall quality of life during old age.

5. Longevity and Independence

One of the most significant benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in old age is the potential for increased longevity and independence. By prioritising regular exercise, nutritious eating, and proactive healthcare management, seniors can prevent age-related health issues and maintain their independence for longer. Incorporating preventive measures such as regular health check-ups, vaccinations, and medication adherence helps seniors proactively manage their health and enjoy a fulfilling life well into their golden years.

How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

1. Create a Healthy Morning Routine

A healthy morning routine is crucial for agood lifestyle. Knowing that Elders like getting up early, you can plug Yoga, Meditation, and exercise into your daily morning routine. You can do that with GenWise's Daily Events - where likeminded Elders join in everyday and do yoga, meditation and useful exercises together! This will not only improve physical health but also increase socialisation to improve mental well being.

2. Have a Proper Sleeping Schedule

Apart from getting exercise in, it is very important for a healthy body to get the rest in. Having a regular time to sleep binds your day together, and helps your body get the much needed rest everyday. It helps keep diseases at bay, which is much needed in the old age.

3. Revisit Old Hobbies

Go back to your childhood! Taking care of yourself also means staying happy, and one of the major things that can provide you happiness is Hobbies! Things that used to bring you joy can be revisited - be it painting, cycling, singing or dancing. GenWise helps you with it - every talent of every member is celebrated here!

4. Organise Outings with Friends

A major part of growing older is to deal with the Loneliness that comes with it. When children move away, loneliness grows and becomes a hub of many diseases. To combat this, social groups and friends are really necessary. You can meet everyday at the park, or enjoy a game of cards in your houses, the key to having a happy day is getting human interaction. If you cannot go out, or do not have likeminded people around you, joining an Online Club such as GenWise can be of great help - where you can enjoy games like Tambola and Antakshari online, and have a chance to talk to Trained Saathis for emotional Assistance.

In conclusion, adopting a healthy lifestyle is crucial for seniors to enjoy a fulfilling and vibrant life during old age. By reaping the benefits of enhanced physical health, improved mental well-being, better sleep quality, increased social engagement, and prolonged longevity and independence, elderly individuals can embrace ageing with grace and vitality. By implementing the practical tips provided in this blog, seniors can take proactive steps towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle and thriving in their golden years.

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