With a light shining at the end of the pandemic tunnel, this past year has taught our community that strength and resilience can go a long way and that spending time with family and friends is something we should never take for granted. As 2021 comes to a close, it’s time to look forward to what’s to come in the new year. To get ready to bring your best energy into 2022, take a moment to reflect on how you want to better yourself in the new year with resolutions that are not only attainable but also impactful.
Here are the top 3 healthy New Year’s resolutions for seniors:
- Eat Healthier: While this may be the most common resolution for many people, it’s one that shouldn’t go unnoticed. Strive to improve your diet by eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, low-fat dairy and healthy fats. Add sources of calcium and Vitamin D to your diet like milk, yogurt or cheese. At Notre Dame Health Care, we believe a delicious meal not only nourishes the body, it also nurtures the soul. The Dining Services teams at both the du Lac Assisted Living Residence and Long Term Care and Rehabilitation Center take special care to offer residents a daily selection of mouthwatering, fresh and healthy options.
- Visit Your Healthcare Provider: Is it time for your next preventive appointments like physicals with your primary care physician or dental appointments? Now is the time to plan this out for the new year and make sure that you’re staying up to date with visits to your provider. Take the time to discuss any changes or concerns that you may have with your health whether physical or emotional, the current medications that you’re taking, and any recommended health screenings or immunizations.
- Stay Active: Next to eating healthier, many people find the new year to be the time to jumpstart their physical health. While you don’t have to commit to any heavy lifting workouts, it can be beneficial to dedicate some time in your day to doing something active that you enjoy. Whether it’s walking or yoga, 10 to 15 minutes of being active can make a huge difference in your health, happiness, and lifespan. Notre Dame Health Care offers a diverse range of indoor and outdoor activities and programs for the mind, body and spirit. No matter your interest, there is something for everyone!
Interested in learning more about how Notre Dame Health Care can help improve your health in 2022? Contact us today!