Everyone could use a reminder every now and again about how to take care of themselves physically and emotionally. If you are the caregiver for a senior relative or they have professional home health care, it is important for everyone to remind the seniors that they care for about the ways that they can take care of themselves.
One of the most important things anyone can do for themselves is to keep up their physical activity. Whether this means taking brisk walks several times per week or playing racquet ball with friends, the level of activity should be moderate and take place often in order to ensure good physical health.
Not many people consume the appropriate amount of water on a daily basis. For seniors this is just as important as it is for everyone else. By drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day, you are ensuring a hydrated body that has a better chance at staying healthy.
It is not always possible to eat healthy, but doing your best is important. If your senior relative has trouble consuming the appropriate nutrients because they live on their own, try to incorporate a schedule into their routine. Whether this means helping them prepare meals and freezing them for easy cooking or having an in-home care professional prepare their meals for them, you are helping them to ensure a healthy diet.