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November 1, 2022

Living Healthy As A Senior Citizen

Ageing is an inevitable stage of life, so how do you focus on your well-being? Which lifestyle changes do you adopt to ensure you're living your best life? Senior citizens have a lot of wisdom and experience but also experience some unique challenges when it comes to staying healthy. Regular exercise and a nutritious diet are the best ways to keep fit and maintain a youthful look.

Living a healthy lifestyle is essential at any age, but it becomes even more crucial as you age. Unfortunately, the human body is not as resilient as it once was and cannot quickly bounce back from unhealthy habits. How, then, do you ensure you're in peak physical, mental, and emotional condition?

At Fleurenville, we ensure our residents feel relaxed and energetic. This requires engaging in positive activities that promote happiness, working out, and living an active lifestyle. Of course, there are many benefits to living a healthy lifestyle. Still, some of the most important ones include reducing the risk of chronic diseases, maintaining cognitive function and memory, and improving balance and coordination.

Your body changes with age, and exercising is one of the manageable ways to keep the complications associated with senior living at bay. However, regular workouts can help to improve balance and flexibility, increase energy levels and reduce pain from arthritis.

Make sure to get enough calcium and vitamin D when eating a balanced diet. Our bones need these nutrients to stay strong and healthy. Dairy products, dark leafy greens, and fish with bones are good sources of calcium. But do you consume enough servings of vitamins and minerals? At Fleurenville, a balanced eating plan is part of our daily life.

Staying social and engaged. Seniors who stay social tend to have lower rates of depression and anxiety.

The bottom line. Are you living healthily as a senior citizen? Which of these practices do you strictly follow? Regardless of your answer, one thing is a downright necessity - you must take care of your well-being regardless of age.

Jan Heystek


Fleurenville Aged Care

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Fleurenville ACC provides assisted living as well as the care of elderly persons in need of specialised accommodation and nursing services. We have developed a separate, highl specialised unit focused on dementia, Alzheimer’s and physical debilitation care needs.
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