As age creeps up on you, it is time to wake up and take better care of yourself. It is important to get plenty of exercise, eat nutritious food, and drink adequate amounts of water. Seniors who feel tired need to find ways to put some spring back in their step. Hopefully, this guide can help.
It is important to remain energetic to maintain a better physical condition as well as provide yourself with muscle tone that can battle against the aches and pains received in later years. If you have ailments such as arthritis, it is important to find other ways to exercise and keep the joints moving.
Eat a Balanced Meal
Energy-boosting foods include bananas, eggs, oatmeal, honey, oatmeal, spinach, and sweet potatoes, and many similar foods are great additions to any meal or snack time.
Dehydration can remove a great deal of energy as well as slow your metabolism down to a crawl. You can choose to eat fruits and vegetables that are high in water content to supplement your fluid intake. It is advisable to consume 9 to 13 cups of water a day depending on whether you are male or female.
It is believed that drinking two 8-ounce glasses of water when you wake up helps activate internal organs. About thirty minutes before a meal, have another 8-ounce glassful to help with digestion, and have one more glass before taking a bath to help lower blood pressure.
Get Plenty of Rest
Seniors should receive between seven to nine hours each night. It is essential to make the bedroom a place for sleeping. If you begin to toss and turn, get out of bed until you are drowsy again. If you are rolling and turning all night, you aren't resting.
Remain Mentally Active and Sociable
You have to maintain some type of hobby or function to keep you busy. It is not healthy, and you will feel tired all of the time, if you aren't mentally active. You have to find something that makes you happy. Stay in contact with friends and family. Let it be known you want to be included in family outings or parties. Don't assume the family thinks you would not want to visit more. Let your thoughts be known to all.
Maintain Annual Doctor's Checkups
As you age, it is important to have annual checkups so the doctor can evaluate whether you need any special medications such as a flu shot or other preventative maintenance. You can receive any counseling necessary to understand why you might not be as energetic as you should be at this stage of life. You could also have blood work done to discover if you need any supplemental vitamins.
Everyone should follow most of these guidelines to sustain a happy and pleasant lifestyle. As a senior, it just takes a bit more energy to complete the process. For more information or for advice specific to you, you can always consult a professional such as one at an assisted-living facility.