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New Year's Resolutions for Seniors

It’s not often that we associate New Year’s Resolutions with members of the aging population. Setting goals and making improvements to ones lifestyle, however, is not limited to age! These actions give us a sense of purpose and studies have shown that older adults with a sense of purpose experience better physical health.

Here are a few New Year’s Resolutions that Seniors can consider:


1.      Learn Something New


It’s never too late to learn something new. Learning something new can help to keep our minds sharp and can ward off against dementia. Try adopting a new or old hobby like knitting or even volunteering with an organization. Not only will it help occupy your free time, you may also make a friend in the process.


2.      Set Healthy Eating Goals


Healthy eating is always a great resolution, especially after the holiday rush of the holidays have calmed down. This year, resolve to eat better by adding more fruits and vegetables, cutting out junk and fatty foods, and drinking more water.


3.      Exercise


Exercise is important at any age. It can also provide many benefits to seniors. For example, exercise can improve bone density, decrease arthritis pain, and improve cognitive functions to name a few. Start slow with a ten minute moderate exercise routine and gradually work your way up to 30 minutes.


What are some resolutions that you would add to this list?


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