It can be difficult to ignore the physical signs of aging. A loss of height, muscle mass, and energy can make a senior lose confidence. However, by staying physically and mentally active, seniors can stay sharp, powerful, and in control of their lives. Here are some tips for staying independent as you age:
Whatever condition your body is in, exercise will make you feel stronger and healthier, and is a great preventative measure against diseases and fatigue. Walking, swimming, and dancing are all low-impact activities and require no expensive equipment. Consider taking a class to get exercise while having fun in a group setting.
Getting proper nutrition will keep your organs in good shape, prevent disease, and help your body and mind feel more alert. Enjoy a balanced diet of grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins, and be sure to eat plenty of fiber and calcium to keep your digestive system and bones strong.
It is never too late to learn something new. Reading, taking classes, and learning new skills will give your brain exercise and provide something fun and exciting to think about. Doing puzzles and challenging yourself is not only entertaining, but can also prevent serious conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.
Contribute to Your Community
Recent studies have shown that there is a correlation between seniors continuing to work past retirement age and maintaining good physical and mental health. A part-time job or volunteer position where you are surrounded by an engaging group of people can be a fun way to contribute your valuable skills and knowledge.
Looking for a new place to practice your independent senior lifestyle? Check out Chateau Cupertino’s independent retirement community. We are only minutes away from city events and offer timely transportation so you can go as you please. At Chateau Cupertino, we proudly offer an active, social atmosphere for independent seniors enjoying retirement living. Visit our senior apartments and discover why our satisfied residents love the Chateau Cupertino retirement community. To schedule a tour, call us at (408) 446-4300.