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New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

While the holidays may be ending, it leaves room for the new year and New Year’s Resolutions. This is the perfect time to add a fresh start to your routine and make way for much more positive and healthy choices. 

It’s a no-brainer when it comes to the most common resolutions like exercise and health. Most people like to start their new year with changes that will benefit them positively. However, it’s also very important to remember that not just physical health, but mental health and family are great ways to make a positive impact. These are all great ways to start the year in a healthy direction.

Let’s Get Physical

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A great way to start the new year is to begin the day with a healthy routine. Physical health will never stop being important and it’s good to know the right way to keep the body in check. The best way to find what works is to start with a balance of exercise, diet, and sleep. 

Try to do at least 10-minute exercises every day. Whether it’s in the morning, middle of the day, or at night, just a few minutes a day can keep the body working like it’s supposed to. This small amount can increase oxygen to the brain and calm nerves, making it a perfect way to keep the body happy. 

Keep a healthy balanced diet. Having healthy foods in an everyday diet can produce many positive benefits. The best thing about a great diet is the boost of energy gained from just a simple snack choice. Not only energy is achieved from this but a positive mood as well, making it both physically and mentally beneficial. 

Get the right amount of sleep. On average, most adults need at least 7 hours of sleep each night. This will enable feeling much more energized and not so exhausted during the day. It makes way for other healthy choices and being able to go through the day fully rested will allow the body to breathe in a better well-being.

Bowl of fruit and veggies and work out gear

Mindful Balance

While physical health is always important, mental health and balance is just as necessary. Intellectual stability is easy for anyone to keep up with and stimulating the brain has endless positive effects. 

Keep a positive mindset. This is key to moving forward in any situation. Being able to stay positive can help when things change, as they do each year. An easy way to do this is to focus on the good things and practice gratitude. The new year brings not only new lifestyle choices but also healthy ways of thinking. 

Stimulate the mind. Being able to keep the brain stimulated by restoring and reviving memory is a great way to stay mentally fit. Engaging in things like art, crafts, or creative activities is a perfect method to keep the brain functioning the way it should. Games and music are another way to work those memory muscles, to stay mentally healthy. 

Speak up when feeling anxious or down. The importance of mental balance and stability is emphasized in communication with friends or family. Make sure to find a trustworthy someone to share both negative and positive feelings with. Talking with people who are important can ease worry and doubts by a simple conversation. 

Family Comes First

The importance of family is endless. Whether it’s joining in a family gathering or simply playing with grandkids, the experience is a priceless treasure. Making memories can be the best way to enjoy each other’s company when surrounded by friends or family. It’s always great to be close with family, and, coming into the new year, make sure not to miss out on family moments.

Senior woman with her grandkids on a couch

Make time for the grandkids. Playing with grandkids keeps not only the children entertained but can be stimulating and fun for everyone. Take a trip somewhere or just stay in, both can be filled with fun activities that will help build relationships between everyone. 

Visit family and friends. There’s nothing better than being around loved ones, whether it’s close friends or long-time family relations. Keeping in touch is important to everyone involved. Simple visits can brighten anyone’s day. Even a short visit is easy and won’t take a lot of time from anyone, while still being beneficial overall.

New Year’s Resolutions can be easy to write down but a little harder to self-discipline the completion of them. When it comes to finding the best resolutions to try, make sure to include important people like family and friends. Keep in mind to have a thoughtful balance of healthy tasks for both physical and mental wellness. Follow any of these guidelines and the rest of the year will follow through with as much passion and positive atmosphere.

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