We’ve just stepped foot into the new year and what a refreshing feeling it is to have a year full of prospects and promise ahead of us! It’s a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and set goals and accomplishments for the upcoming one. In retrospect, how did the past year bode for you? Are there steps you can take to change or cope with what didn’t work? Are there things you can do better? What healthier options can you adopt? How can you incorporate safety, peace of mind, exercise, and social activity in your daily life? No matter your age, the new year offers an opportunity for a new you! Of course, if you need assistance in reaching your goals and aspirations, Champion Home Health Care is here to assist you in your quest!

So, what are some possible resolutions to incorporate in 2020?  Well for starters, sticking with the popular pursuit of a healthier you is always a good one. There are definitely some hard to accept changes that come along with aging, such as differences in your body, greying or loss of hair, changes in mobility/stamina, and the appearance of wrinkles. But it is never too late to adopt healthier lifestyle habits which aid in aging gracefully. One wholesome plan you can incorporate in the new year is to get active! Why not start walking, try water aerobics, or take a yoga class? Being active as a senior has many health benefits.

Here is a list of some of the benefits exercise provides:

  • Reduces arthritis pain
  • Can be fun
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Helps in diabetes control
  • Reduces stress
  • Strengthens muscles
  • Improves flexibility
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Positively effects your mood
  • Improves digestion
  • Protects against loss of bone mass
  • Prevents obesity
  • Improves some medical conditions
  • Prevents chronic disease

Of course, before adopting any new exercise program, get an okay from your primary care physician. In your pursuit of being more active in the new year, it is important to have variety. Try to add exercises which incorporate flexibility and stretching as well as 30 minutes of aerobic/endurance daily. Balance this off with strength and resistance training and you will be well on your way to a healthier and happier you. Champion Home Health Care looks forward to meeting your senior home health care needs in with our senior services in Brevard County, Florida. Contact us at 321-608-3838. Stay happy, healthy, and at home.