We are well into 2017 and our last few blogs have been focused on resolutions and self-care. From care givers taking time out to replenish socially, emotionally and physically, to seniors finding a way to incorporate exercise into their daily schedule, our blogs have promoted adopting healthy changes in the new year. At Champion Home Health Care, we are advocates for in home senior health care. We also strive to disseminate information for both caregivers and seniors, and we work hard to provide you with timely and appropriate pieces through our website, blogs, email newsletters and services. Be sure to check out all our forums!

This post is concentrated on helping seniors adopt some healthy, positive food habits in the new year in addition to the exercise suggestions from our previous blog. The benefits of wholesome and nutritious eating and exercising will help your senior loved one age in a healthier manner. And with our services, they can remain happily and safely in the familiar environment of their home!

Whether you’re eating on a budget, don’t feel like cooking for just one or two, or just don’t have the voracious appetite you use to have, it’s more important to focus on eating healthy, well-balanced, nutritious foods. If you find yourself eating less, it’s wise to make sure your choices include nutrient dense foods such as lean meats, nuts, seafood, whole grains, low fat dairy products, fruits and vegetables. Try to avoid nutrient deficient foods such as sweets, convenience foods and snack items.

Changing your diet to incorporate healthy choices can help to improve how you think, feel and look no matter your age. Eating better will give you more energy and help you look healthier resulting in an overall mood booster! Eating right (omega 3 rich foods, fish, nuts, leafy greens, fruit) can improve focus and help in preventing certain disease risks. Good nutrition strengthens your immunity, reduces the risk of heart disease, bone loss, stroke, diabetes, and helps in maintaining a healthy weight.

Making some exercise and dietary modifications in the new year can have such a positive effect on your overall well-being and longevity. Just because you’re aging doesn’t mean your health will deteriorate if you take measures to stay healthy. If you are in the Melbourne area of Florida, Champion Home Health Care can assist you in your home with meal prep and errand running. Check out our website, blog, and Facebook page to see all we have to offer. Call us at 321-608-3838 to schedule your RN consultation today. Get started by eating right and exercising, and leave the rest to Champion Home Health Care of Brevard!