Developing Simple Yet Healthy HabitsWhile there are lots of options such as joining a gym or a workout group to keep fit, healthy and social, those seniors who live alone may not have as many opportunities to do so. That, however, does not mean that you cannot develop some simple habits that will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle bit by bit every day. Following are some simple health habits you can start adapting to ensure that you get better as you move deeper into your twilight years: Get Regular Checkups This gives you a chance to keep tabs on your physical and emotional health. A trusted physician will also give you advice on the kind of activities you should regularly undertake to regulate or correct any medical conditions that might be developing. They will also identify and determine what it is you are most at risk of developing and show you how you can either slow it down, treat it, or avoid it all together Besides, having a regular checkup is a good way to determine where you are at the moment and starting from there as far as healthy living is concerned (just to make sure you do not take on activities that are too rigorous for your current health). Invest in A Few Health Monitoring Devices There is a Tractica report that says the number of people relying on technology to monitor their health at home will rise to about 78.5 million come 2020. This is a sharp rise from 14.3 million three years ago (2014). That steep increase shows you just how far technology has come and how beneficial it is to those who can make good use of it. There are many devices that you can invest in to make your day-to-day life that much easier. Good examples include:
- Withings Pulse Ox: This is a wearable device that gives seniors more control over their own health. It monitors the users’ heart rate, sleep quality, and blood oxygen levels.
- AT&T’s EverThere Emergency Response System: This is a first from AT&T. It is a device that has a call button seniors can press to alert nearby care centers of any emergencies such as falls. It comes fully loaded with an internal GPS for easy location as well as voice command in case the wearer cannot press the emergency button.
- Metria Wearable Sensor: Created by Avery Dennison, this discreet device is a comfortable way for your medical providers to monitor your health. With the ability to stick directly to your body using a skin-friendly adhesive, it collects important medical data such as your heart rate, amount of sleep you get and your blood pressure. Your caregivers can then examine this data to determine the best way forward.
- Quit smoking
- Eat well
- Stay up to date on all your immunizations and health screenings
- Manage your stress by relaxing more, such as a yoga break
- Stay close to friends and family
- Keep your skin healthy and well hydrated
Safety Tips for Seniors Who Live AloneThere is more to staying safe and healthy than just hiring the best home security firms on the market. There are social aspects of the entire process that do more for your mental, emotional and physical health than having an electric fence will ever do. Things like: Building A Close Circle of Family and Friends One of the biggest risks to a senior’s mortality rate is isolation. There is a 2012 study that was published in the ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,’ which shows that isolation has a marked impact on the mortality rate of people above 52 years of age. The study showed that isolation increased the mortality rate of isolated seniors and that it also contributed to:
- Poor health
- Cognitive decline
- Natural disasters
- Freezing weather
- Power outages and so on
- Medical supplies
- Bottled water
- Dried foods
- Matches and so on
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