There are many things people can do to improve their safety. It doesn’t matter whether somebody’s in their 40s, 50s, 60s, or older. However, as people get older, their physical abilities begin to diminish. They lose muscle mass each year, reducing strength, increasing potential balance related issues, and for seniors, safety can be compromised.
There are ways that seniors can improve safety.
There are numerous things people of all ages can do to increase their safety at home, when they’re out and about, and in most other situations. Staying healthy is a general statement, but what does it mean?
Exercising, for one.
When people exercise on a regular basis, they tone muscle, improve stamina, increase strength, and much more. For people in their late 60s, 70s, or 80s, regular exercise can help them slow down the loss of muscle mass, which can increase their overall strength, help to maintain balance, and keep them safer within the comfort of their home or when they’re out in public.
Focusing on a healthy diet is another.
When we eat the right foods, foods that are low in bad cholesterol, reduced carbohydrates, increased omega-3 fatty acids, and more, it allows our body to operate at peak levels.
Peak levels for somebody in their 70s are much different than a person in their 20s, but everything is proportional. If a person in their 70s is exercising regularly and focusing on a healthy diet, rich in greens and fruits and vegetables, increasing their consumption of fish and reducing red meat, for example, they will likely have more strength, energy, and more.
Getting healthy a night’s sleep.
A person is supposed to get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. A lot of people, especially younger adults, have a tendency to assume they can operate just fine on a few hours of sleep, but their body will pay the price. They might not have the kind of energy they would if they got the appropriate 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night, they might be at an increased risk of getting sick or having other health issues, and may have difficulty staying focused throughout the day.
For somebody in their 70s or 80s, getting a healthy night’s sleep is going to improve their focus, concentration, and energy level, which can all have a positive influence on their safety at home. Staying safe truly does start with a healthy lifestyle.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care to improve senior home safety in Cinco Ranch, TX, please call the caring staff at At Your Side Home Care. We will answer all of your senior care questions. Call today: (832) 271-1600.
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Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week