Getting older, you might feel a bit low on energy to do the things you enjoy. It’s okay to change up your activities, but it’s important not to get too tired to eat well.
Here are some easy ways for seniors to eat healthy and take care of themselves.
1. Keep Your Mouth Healthy
Eating healthy food helps your teeth and keeps your mouth clean. But did you know that if your dentures are uncomfortable or your teeth are not in good shape, eating can become painful? So, taking care of your teeth may feel like a chore, but it makes eating more enjoyable and keeps you healthy.
2. Drink Enough Water
As we get older, it’s harder to notice when we’re thirsty or need water. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day helps prevent headaches, kidney stones, and constipation. It’s a simple way to stay healthy.
3. Eat with Friends or Family
If you live alone, you might forget to cook or eat regular meals, especially when you feel low on energy. Plan meals with friends or family to make eating more enjoyable and to keep your body healthy.
4. Consider Taking Supplements
Our bodies need a lot of different vitamins and nutrients that we can’t make on our own. Taking supplements can give your body what it needs. They don’t make you feel full, and they help you stay healthy. For example, calcium, iron, and potassium supplements can boost your body’s performance.
As we age, it takes a bit more effort to stay healthy and active. Following these steps can help you keep your body in good shape and protect you from getting sick or hurt.
If you or someone in your family wants more tips on staying healthy as you get older, give our healthcare experts a call at 800-783-7390 or visit us online. We’re here to help you with great advice for senior living.