What are some health-promoting daily habits for seniors who are in relatively good health? Also, do you know of any medicines and supplements (Ayurveda, homeopathy, allopathy, etc.) senior citizens can safely use on a daily basis?
Many seniors have healthy mental and physical conditions. Still, they should always try to improve their current status because as people mature, the more difficult it gets to spot diseases at their earlier stages.
Maintaining healthy physical and mental conditions is staying active by exercising and remaining as fit as possible. If one wishes to age healthily and happily, regularly exercising and following a balanced and nutritious diet will help.
1. Eating healthy and exercising will help prevent countless health problems like heart diseases, arthritis, hypertension, depression, and diabetes. Whole-grain foods, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables guarantee you’ll be healthy and fit in old age. However, it’s crucial to remember that the nutritional requirement differs from one person to another. Therefore, you should always consult with a professional before following or changing any dietary schedules.Since childhood, schools and close family members
2. Have constantly reminded us of how vital it is for our bodies to get enough sleep to function correctly and get through the day. Peaceful, deep sleep is essential for one’s body to relax and refresh before waking up to take on the next day to come. Professionals acknowledge that the needed relaxing time to sleep differs from person to person, like the nutritional requirements. Still, most of these professionals deem 7 to 8 hours of deep and quality sleep to be the sweet spot. Irritability, depression, and memory issues are a few problems with lack of sleep.
3. Social factors, genes, and environmental factors play pivotal roles in determining the quality of our health. It’s best to get to know your body as much as possible to understand what actions can harm or benefit your body and how your body reacts differently to various substances like caffeine.
4. Sharpening our cognitive ability and functionality can increase our mental well-being, as various mental conditions can strike us as we mature. We can overcome this by challenging our brain and cognitive functions and slowly pushing our limits while not straying away from our comfort zone. You’ll be surprised how playing different board games challenges and increases your mental health while often being a social activity that you can enjoy with your loved ones.
5. Reading and adding to our knowledge can also play a key role in our cognitive readiness. However, these are not the only activities that one can take part in to take care of their mental health. Learning a language, playing a new musical instrument, or even dancing can challenge our cognitive functions.
Bonus: There are a few other shortcuts like taking medications to absorb nutrients, but one should always consider the downside. While there are supplements that pharmaceutical companies formulate specifically for seniors, you should always consult with a professional before taking, decreasing, or changing your current medications and supplements.
If you’re almost standard in health, I just say focus on prevention. Many preventive care visits — such as cholesterol screenings, colon cancer screenings, and heart disease screenings — help seniors avoid missing a serious diagnosis.
According to current guidelines, women over age 45 should have an annual mammogram for breast cancer, while men over age 50 should consider regular prostate cancer screenings.
Regarding maintaining a healthy daily habit, I think it is the same for everyone, walking every day, doing yoga, eating small portions, getting to bed by 7:30 p.m., and having adequate sleep of 6–7 hours. Concerning supplements – some may require Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B complex, and Vitamin E if they show any deficiency symptoms.
As I am 71 years old, I am trying to answer your question. Thanks to God’s mercy, I have no health issues except for my blood pressure.
First and foremost, do not live a monotonous life. Every day, try something new. Don’t skip exercising or going for a walk every day. It uplifts your mood and relieves stress, the most crucial thing to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Second, do something you enjoy. It doesn’t matter what it is. If it makes you happy and helps you progress, do it.
Third, be mindful of your eating habits. Don’t underestimate the benefits of fruits and veggies. I’ve been taking Ashwagandha powder and Satavari powder with milk for the past five years, and it’s kept me fit and healthy. Also, I don’t take any vitamins or calcium supplements unless my doctor recommends them. I hope it helps.
There are a lot of good habits you can adopt as a senior to maintain good health. Try:
• Exercising regularly (the best option is probably yoga)
• Taking a walk every day
• Maintain a healthy diet that’s low in fat and salt
• Drink at least eight glasses of water every day
• Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
• Get 7-9 hours of quality sleep every night
Moving on to the second part of the question, I don’t think you need homeopathic and Ayurvedic medicine if you stick to healthy habits. And it’s not a good idea to take them simultaneously too. I suggest taking Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin B, and supplements rich in Calcium.