04 Jun Enrich Your Life Series: Three Tips for a Healthy Mind
As you’ve grown older, you’ve probably become more aware of the importance of maintaining your body and your mind. Many older Americans are taking steps to maintain a healthy and active mind as they age, and Liberty Ridge is here to support that goal. As Lexington’s Top Rated Local® assisted living facility, we’re dedicated to providing our residents with care and activities that enrich the body, mind, and spirit. From prayer groups to lively discussions and debates, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Liberty Ridge.
Get in touch with us today to schedule a viewing of our senior living apartments, and read on to learn more about maintaining a healthy mind.
Tips for a Healthy Mind
It’s well-established that a healthy body is strongly associated with mental well-being and a healthy mind, no matter your age. Regular exercise not only keeps you in shape, but also reduces stress and keeps your muscles healthy. Moreover, engaging in regular physical activity promotes the growth of new cells in the brain and improves connectivity between synapses. At Liberty Ridge, we offer a variety of ways for our residents to stay active, including flexibility classes, dance courses, and opportunities to explore the wonderful areas surrounding our senior living apartments.
Reduce Your Stress
Numerous studies have shown that chronic stress is not only harmful to the body, but that it is also incredibly harmful to the mind. Chronic stress is associated with mental aging, so pinpointing and addressing the biggest sources of stress in your life can help keep your mind young. Community involvement is associated with lower levels of stress, and Liberty Ridge offers a variety of community programs that can help you become connected to like-minded individuals. Our senior living apartments regularly hold book club meetings, mentorship opportunities, and prayer groups that can help you reduce your stress levels and engage your mind.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best ways to prevent dementia and cognitive decline as you age. Studies have shown that diets low in refined sugar and rich in foods such as vegetables, fish, and other items from the Mediterranean, can help to prevent and delay dementia. Liberty Ridge is proud to offer a number of healthy meal options for those who are interested in dining with their neighbors, and we also offer nutritious cooking courses for those who would like to learn to cook on their own.
We hope that this post will help you maintain a sharp and healthy mind as you age. Keep an eye out for future posts in this series in which we’ll provide you with even more tips for a healthy mind, body, and spirit. If you’re looking for more information about the activities and classes we offer at our senior living apartments, you can find all the information you need on our calendar.
We would love to provide you or a loved one with more information about our senior living facilities in Lexington. Call or email Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community today to request more information!