Everyone wants to live a long, happy, healthy life, and there are certain habits you can incorporate into your life to help you achieve that goal.
Here are some daily habits to help you live a longer life and enjoy the time you have.
Eat less, more often
The first habit you can start to incorporate into your life is to try to eat five small meals a day. When you eat smaller portions throughout the day, you deliver a steady stream of nutrients and energy to your body throughout the day. This can make a difference in your energy levels as well as your metabolism.
Get regular exercise
Exercising 30 minutes a day increases longevity and maintains good physical health. You can start by adding small amounts of exercise: take the stairs instead of the elevator, park at the far end of the lot, or walk up and down every aisle at the grocery store. Every little bit helps.
Studies show that laughter and joy boost immune functions and actually produce cells that help protect the body from illness. Also, having a positive attitude can increase your chances of living to old age.
Build and maintain strong relationships
People who create and maintain a strong social support network of friends and family avoid loneliness and depression. Healthy relationship building consists of having multiple circles of relationships and also having relationships in different age groups.
Get enough sleep
A good night’s sleep is an important habit that can add years to your life. Although it varies among people, you should try to get about eight hours of sleep a night.
Keep a routine
Consuming a healthy diet, exercising, and getting enough sleep for the majority of your life keeps the immune system healthy and strong. It’s also helpful to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
Helping you through the process
If your parent or loved one needs more help than you can provide, contact Oasis Senior Advisors for assistance. We offer resources for seniors and their families, as well as support and guidance every step of the way, so you can feel confident in your senior housing selection.