Living Healthy

Many of us wish to be able to live alone and stay healthy as we age. And, it can happen. Take a few important steps today to insure a healthier tomorrow.

There is a lot of advice that tells you to eat this, drink that, take this vitamin, drink a smoothie, etc. It can really be information overload. Some of it is great advice, but do you know what is best for your body to keep it strong and healthy? Here are a few pointers:

  • Stay up-to-date with dental appointments. Disease in the mouth can travel throughout the body. Prevention is key, so see a dentist every 6 months.
  • Have your eyes checked at least once a year by an ophthalmologist. They are medical doctors who can treat eye diseases and perform surgeries on the eyes.
  • See a foot doctor if your feet feel numb, sore, or if you experience pain. Most often, quality foot wear can make a difference in how you walk. A podiatrist can diagnose and treat conditions that may cause problems with walking.
  • Keep your weight in check. Your family doctor can help by referring you to a dietician.
  • Exercise at least 2 hours per week. This can be walking or swimming. Talk to your doctor first.
  • Start a hobby.
  • Take an online class. Learning new things keeps your mind active.
  • Stay social. Attend church, volunteer, or participate in other social functions once a week.

If you find that you need a little help around the house, Legacy In-Home Care will be happy to evaluate your situation and offer solutions. If you are having difficulty doing chores like the laundry, washing floors, cleaning bathrooms, or keeping up with household duties, Legacy can help. Legacy offers solutions to problems seniors and the disabled struggle with every day and will find the right people to assist you. Call Legacy In-Home Care today.