With the long, cold days of winter behind, take advantage of spring by caring for your health. The frigid temperatures and biting winds make it unbearable for many of us to get out and enjoy social gatherings. Of course, it is nice to enjoy the warm, stout stews and heavy meals we associate with the cold, but it also means we tend to sit more and move less. Now that the warmer temperatures have arrived, it is time to revamp your exercise and eating habits.  Now is the perfect time to rediscover nature, take a yoga class, or spend time gardening. Are you ready to make changes and get your spark back? The team at Wesley Enhanced Living continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) encourages our residents to eat right, exercise, and engage in social activities. 

3 Ways Seniors Can Remain Healthy in Independent Living Communities

Nothing says spring like rejuvenation. Remember all those years of spring cleaning? Airing out bedding, scrubbing floors, and clearing out clutter; all those activities aided you and your family in restoring some peace and sanity. Why not apply the same method to your health? Check out these suggestions:
  1. Get a Thorough Check Up: Before starting a new fitness regimen or adding nutritional supplements, take the time to visit your doctor. Have your vitals checked. Schedule those tests you put off last winter. See your optometrist. Visit your dentist. Work with your doctor to make the changes necessary for improved wellness. Think of it as a tune-up. Your car runs better when you take care of it, so will you!
  2. Incorporate More Exercise: Walking back and forth from your couch to your refrigerator does not count as exercise. There are many advantages to adding simple movements to your life. For example, stair climbing works the same muscles like the ones you use to get in and out of the chair. This is helpful to keep you stabilized. Establishing a new routine can include walking within the local mall, taking an exercise class, parking further from the door, swimming, and dancing. Every little bit adds up! 
  3. Overhaul Your Menu: As a senior, your appetite has probably diminished, but that does not mean you can shortchange your diet on the nutrients. In reality, you need to make every calorie count. Ditch the heavy meals from winter and grab the fresh fruits and veggies of the season. Enjoy soups, salads, and lighter meals. When you live in an independent living community like Wesley Enhanced Living, we make it easy to eat right with a healthy array of items on the menu.
Moving to a CCRC? Take Control of Your Health and Wellness Embrace the best years of your life when you take control of your health and strive for wellness. At our communities, we plan menus and activities to support you in your golden years. Visit a Wesley Enhanced Living facility to learn more. Contact one of our six Philadelphia area locations and find out why our seniors love it here. Our staff is happy to discuss your elder’s needs or your own, give you a tour, and inform you of our services. Wesley Enhanced Living provides high-quality senior living communities for you or your loved ones. Please visit us to learn more or click here to request more information today.