4 Tips from a Senior Living Community for Mindful Self-care and Better Health

January 24, 2021

 

Categories : Senior Health Tips

 

You can’t prevent the passage of time, but when you’re proactive about your health, your senior years can be wonderful and comfortable. It’s never too early or too late to start taking care of your body. The sooner you start taking care of your health, to the more likely are you to adopt positive ageing. Here we discuss a few healthy choices that you can make to enjoy a healthier, longer, and happier life.

Tips for mindful self-care and better health from one of the leading senior living communities in India

  • Tip 1: Do mind-body training exercises: There are several ways to use your thoughts to positively influence your body’s response to stress-inducing situations. You can try different breathing techniques and mind relaxation exercises to manage and reduce stress. At our communities, the day starts with stretching exercises and there are dedicated yoga classes in the mornings and evenings.
  • Tip 2: Engage in mentally stimulating activities: Senior adults benefit from starting a new hobby or playing crossword puzzles or other challenging board games. Such activities not only boost their cognitive abilities but also have a positive effect on their emotional health.  At our communities, there are several workshops and lectures conducted from time to time to engage our residents. In our monthly journal, we feature writings, artwork and photography submitted by our residents. There are several intra-community competitions where our residents get to showcase their creative side.
  • Tip 3: Pause your mind: During meditation, you clear your mind of all the distractions. It lets you detach from all kinds of stressors, thus restoring your body to a state of calm. Meditating every day even for a few minutes can help you gain a sense of calm and balance in your life.
  • Tip 4: Pen down your thoughts: Writing is a great way to express your emotions and thoughts. It helps you clear away negative thoughts that builds up over time. Whether it’s bullet-journaling or a letter to self, writing helps you get clarity on your thoughts and offers you a fresh perspective on issues that need to be addressed.

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