Starting on a good note sets the tone for the rest of your day. This is important for everyone, but particularly for the physical and mental health of seniors.
A good morning routine that promotes senior health should include some, or all, of the following:
A nutritious breakfast gives you the energy to complete your daily tasks and avoid fatigue for the day ahead. Having a glass of water with your breakfast can also ensure you are sufficiently hydrated.
Exercise has a wide range of physical and mental benefits, further detailed in Why exercise should be on your to-do list every day.
Good forms of exercise for senior health include low impact training that incorporates strength, balance, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. Examples of these forms of exercise are walking, tai chi, Pilates, swimming and senior’s gym.
Starting the day with something that brings you joy and relaxation can reduce stress and set a positive tone for the rest of the day. Mindfulness can take different forms for different people. Examples include meditation, doing a crossword puzzle or listening to music.
Having a large number of daily tasks can be overwhelming. Make a prioritised list to decrease stress and keep you on track.
As we get older, aches and pains may become a barrier to starting the day on a good note. Aged care physiotherapy can provide services to reduce and manage pain, improve quality of life and, where possible, increase range of movement for all joints of the body.
Physiotherapists can help you manage long-standing injuries and assist in determining what forms of exercise will be suitable for you and your health. To find out more about our approach to senior health at Life Ready Physio, be sure to visit our website.
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