17 Jul Enrich Your Life Series: Tips for a Healthy Body
It’s important to take care of your body, no matter how young or old you may be. In today’s post, we’ll provide you with two tips for maintaining a healthy body as you age. When you’ve finished reading this post, be sure to look at our calendar to find an event or activity that will improve your quality of life.
Liberty Ridge is proud to offer senior living in Lexington that can accommodate a variety of needs and lifestyles. We would love to show you our senior living community, so please get in touch with us today to schedule a tour!
Take Walks and Exercise
Numerous studies have found that consistent exercise is the biggest contributor to longevity, even if you’ve been inactive for the majority of your life. You may not be able to bench press or deadlift like you did in your younger days, but taking short walks, going for swims, and participating in group exercise classes can all help you keep your body looking and feeling great. You’ll even find that exercising helps to alleviate joint pain, stiffness, and other physical ailments that develop with age. Our senior living community proudly offers fitness equipment and classes that can help you develop a consistent, safe, and enjoyable fitness routine.
If it’s been several years since you last exercised, then you should speak with a doctor before beginning a new exercise regimen. Current or prior health conditions may affect the exercises you can perform safely.
Watch Your Diet
One of the best ways that you can help your body age gracefully is to develop a healthy relationship with food. Your metabolism will slow as you grow older, and you may find that a slower digestive system greatly reduces your appetite.
Eat a variety of high-fiber vegetables, fruits, and unprocessed foods along with plenty of water. Avoiding foods high in sugar will help you to maintain stable energy levels throughout the day, and you may even find that your sleep is more restful after changing your diet. Our senior living community in Lexington offers a variety of wholesome meal choices that support a healthy lifestyle.
While it’s important to ensure that you’re eating well, you should also remember that food is a fantastic way to celebrate and enjoy the company of your friends and family. Don’t let your diet stop you from enjoying yourself or from going out — having fun is equally important!
Keep an eye on our blog page for future posts in which we will continue to provide you with tips for a healthy body. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our senior living community to learn more about our life enrichment programs. We offer a wide variety of programs and activities that can help you keep your body, mind, and spirit healthy as you age. We also offer free tours of our senior living facilities, so reach out to us to schedule yours today! We look forward to seeing you soon.