5 New Year’s Resolutions for Older People

Written by: Cypress HomeCare Solutions

Every new year comes with new resolutions! Here are 5 new year’s resolutions we recommend for anyone older.

  1. Walk for 10 Minutes a Day

If you are able, taking a daily 10 minute walk is good for your health. It keeps you active and keeps your blood flowing. It can also build your confidence and strength to take on more difficult activities. You may start walking 10 minutes a day at the beginning of 2020 and find yourself joining a water aerobics course by March!

  1. Volunteer

Volunteering is wonderful for the soul. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and helps you stay connected with the needs of your community. There are a multitude of ways to volunteer in Phoenix, from food banks to letter stuffing. You can choose a faith-based organization, a nonprofit that aligns with your political compass, and so much more.

  1. Spend More Time with Family

You will never look back on your year and regret spending “too much” time with your family. There’s no such thing! While it’s healthy to have boundaries and sometimes say no to family visits when feeling a bit overwhelmed or unwell, make it a priority to see your family for more than just the holidays, even if it’s just for an afternoon in the park.

  1. Eat Healthier

Eating healthier rarely starts with changing your entire diet right away. Take small steps first. Be wiser about your dessert options and avoid mindless snacking throughout the day. If you’re finding it difficult to prepare food and are eating out a lot, we recommend hiring a caregiver! They can assist you in strenuous activities like grocery shopping and cooking.

  1. Play Memory Games

It’s important to challenge your memory as you get older. There are many memory tools and games one can use to keep their brain active. In fact, caregivers like ours are trained to help older adults with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Contact Cypress HomeCare Solutions today to learn more!

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