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There are many physical and mental changes that happen during the aging process. Without taking proper care of yourself, it is possible that you will experience ill health at some point as you grow older. Staying healthy can help you live independently for longer so that you can enjoy your life, your family, and the friends you make at your retirement community. Read on for helpful tips on how to stay healthy through the aging process.
Eat a Healthy Diet
You are what you eat, or so the saying goes—and it is true no matter what stage of life you’re in. It is very important to eat a healthy, balanced diet so that your body and mind have the right kind of fuel every day. A good diet is key in preventing a number of medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Aim for a diet that is rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. Limit your sugar intake, and try to only indulge your sweet tooth on special occasions.
Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand in keeping you healthy as you age. Exercise can not only help you lose weight, but it will also keep your joints and muscles limber. Going for a daily walk or taking an aqua aerobics class will get your blood moving and keep your heart strong. Keeping your muscles strong may also aid in preventing falls and can keep the painful symptoms of arthritis at bay.
Engage Your Mind
Part of healthy aging is staying mentally active as well as physically active. In an independent living community, you’ll have activities to choose from every day so you can get out of your house and socialize with your peers. Try crossword or logic puzzles to give yourself a mental challenge, or learn a new card game with your neighbor.
The friendly staff at Chateau Cupertino is dedicated to keeping all of our independent living residents as healthy and happy as possible. Call us at (408) 740-5256 to find out how living in our San Jose retirement community can contribute to your happiness.
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Summer is almost here, bringing higher temperatures to the San Jose area. Though you may be tempted to spend your days in the sunshine, you should be aware of the dangers of heat stress before heading outside. Seniors are more prone to heat stress for a number of reasons, so it is important to know the warning signs. Heat exhaustion may make you sweat profusely, feel dizzy and weak, and cause muscle cramps. Heat stroke is more serious, and happens when the body cannot control its own temperature or cool down. To prevent heat stress, drink plenty of cool liquids and stay out of the sun during the hottest parts of the day.
The air-conditioned cool inside Chateau Cupertino is the perfect place to relax and avoid heat stress. Join in on an activity or relax in the comfort of your apartment. Contact us at (408) 740-5256 for more information on our amenities.
Last updated 11 days ago
Good nutrition is essential for your health no matter how old you are. As you age, it is especially important to maintain a proper diet to keep you healthy and strong. Watch this video for a few helpful nutrition tips for seniors.
Fruits and vegetables are a key part of any healthy diet. Check your grocery store for pre-sliced produce to make getting your vitamins a little bit easier. It is important to stay hydrated as you age, so consume plenty of liquid in the form of water, 100% juices, and broth for optimum health. Make sure you get plenty of lean protein in the form of poultry or beans.
At Chateau Cupertino, we provide two home-style meals every day to all of our residents. We offer multiple choices at each meal to suit everyone’s tastes and nutritional needs. Contact us at (408) 740-5256 or visit our website to find out what makes life here so great!
Last updated 20 days ago
As you age, keeping up with your home can become a hassle. However, if you’re healthy and active, moving into an assisted living home may not feel like the right fit. The good news is that there is another solution: independent living. In an independent living retirement community, you can enjoy an active lifestyle and the company of other retirees without the restrictiveness of other senior facilities. Your home maintenance is included in your monthly rent, so all you have to do is enjoy your neighbors, family, and friends.
This infographic from Chateau Cupertino, a San Jose independent living community, spells out the benefits of this senior living option. Share it with any friends or family members who are looking for the right living solution for themselves or a senior loved one.
Last updated 25 days ago
Are you looking for an exercise that will help you maintain good health for life? You should consider walking more often. This free, low-impact exercise is ideal for everyone from kids to seniors, and has tremendous health benefits. If you’re trying to decide if walking is the right exercise for you, consider these pros of pounding the pavement:
Heart Disease Reduction
Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the US; fortunately, you can significantly reduce your chances of experiencing cardiovascular issues by walking. In fact, people who walk regularly have lower blood pressure, higher HDL cholesterol, and fewer strokes and heart attacks. Walking can be as powerful as more strenuous exercises when it comes to heart disease prevention.
Walking helps you burn calories so you can drop pounds. Depending on your weight and how fast you move, walking can burn from 180 to over 500 calories per hour. Walking also helps reduce the stress and cravings that may cause you to overeat, which in turns boosts your diet results. Losing weight won’t just make you feel better in your clothes; it will also help control your risk of heart disease, cancer, and other ailments.
In order to keep your mind fresh and sharp as you enter your senior years, you’ve got to get out there and walk. Walking keeps your brain tissue healthy and increases function of the blood vessels, neurons, and synapses that help your brain function. Studies have shown that people over 50 who walk have better memory.
At Chateau Cupertino, walking is just one activity we encourage the seniors living in our community to enjoy. Every month, the calendar at our independent living center is packed with physical and social activities designed to enrich your mind and body. Give us a call today at (408) 740-5256 to discover the benefits of independent living in our community.