After a long and cold winter, you might be inspired to start making changes to improve your health. If this is so, this article is for you. Whether you are living independently, in a retirement community, or living with family, these spring health tips are great to consider. Read on to learn more about the best tips for managing your health in spring!
Go For A Walk
During winter, it is hard to go out on a walk. Your whole world can expand now that the spring sun is out and thawing out the land. There is no better way to celebrate this season than by going out for a nice walk. Walking is one of the best physical activities for older adults. Its numerous benefits include supporting bone and heart health, improving sleep, and controlling blood sugar. Walking in a forest or a park is a great way to connect with nature. If you join a hiking or walking group, it can be a way to meet new friends as well. Make sure that you choose a terrain that suits your level of activity and balance. Always wear comfortable and supportive shoes to reduce the risk of falling.
Take An Exercise Class
In addition to walking, you can take up an exercise class. Consider Pilates, yoga, or tai chi. All of these can help to improve your balance and flexibility, thereby decreasing your risk of falling. Aquafit is another social and fun way to improve your physical fitness, especially if you have chronic pain or arthritis.
Eat A Healthy Diet
Many healthy fruits and veggies come into season during the spring. So, this is the perfect time to add more vegetables to your meals. Try eating light soups, salads, and other lightly cooked fares. Make a diet change to reduce the risk of developing conditions such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. Cut down on red meat and processed foods. Increase your intake of produce and healthy fats such as avocados and olive oil. Replace white flour with whole-grain flour.
Drink More Water
As you grow older, your ability to notice thirst decreases. You need to keep an eye on your water intake to prevent dehydration. Aim to drink at least eight cups of water every day to stay hydrated. Choose to drink water, fresh vegetable juices, and herbal tea instead of coffee and sugary soft drinks.
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