Smart New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

Eat more healthy options.

No matter what your age, it’s important to eat your fruits and vegetables. It’s suggested by the USDA to have at least five servings of fruits and vegetables in order to maintain a healthy diet. Opt for dark leafy veggies that are high in vitamins and nutrients this year.

Take your vitamins.
Talk to your doctor about vitamin supplements if you haven’t started already. If you have dietary restrictions that make it more difficult to intake needed nutrients, like lactose intolerance, taking Calcium vitamins can help keep your bones and teeth in good shape.

Stay active.
No matter what your physical condition is, it’s crucial to keep moving and stay active every day. Taking a walk with a friend is an easy way to get started if you need a challenge try taking up yoga or water aerobics.

Challenge your brain.
Mental health is just as important as physical health. Reading, crossword puzzles and Sudoku are simple activities that can be done virtually anywhere. Join a card club to not only keep your brain active but also your social skills.

Update legal documents.
If you have paperwork that you’ve put off for months or documents that you haven’t updated in years, make this year the one you where you get it done. This includes things like wills, directives like a living will, or power of attorney documents.

New Years Resolutions can be big or small as long as it improves your quality of life in any big or small way.

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