You may think there is nothing that you can teach your elderly loved one. They have already lived their life and learned all that they need to know, right? While your elderly loved one may already know a lot, that doesn’t mean they can’t continue to learn. In fact, research shows that continuing to learn can be beneficial for the elderly in many ways. It can help them to keep their mind active for longer. If you want to help your elderly loved one, you can teach them about healthy living. There are some things that they might not know.

Home Care Squirrel Hill PA - What Can You Teach Your Elderly Loved One About Healthy Living?

Home Care Squirrel Hill PA – What Can You Teach Your Elderly Loved One About Healthy Living?

It Takes Work

When it comes to keeping the arteries clean, it takes work. Research shows that committing to a healthier lifestyle such as eating right, avoiding smoking, exercising regularly, not drinking alcohol (if so, only in moderation), managing blood pressure, and keeping stress levels low helps to keep the arteries clean. This isn’t easy to commit to all of these lifestyle choices. However, if your elderly loved one works at it, their arteries will be better for it.

It Isn’t Just About Living Longer

You or your elderly loved one may have thought that healthy living was just about living longer. However, that isn’t the case. Life shouldn’t be just about how long someone lives. It should also be about living a better life. How does your elderly loved one feel right now? What is their age? Now, compare that to how you feel and your age. Do you see differences? Living healthier also means living a greater life. If your elderly loved one can enjoy their life and make healthy choices, they can live a better life overall.

Socializing and Exercise

Exercising isn’t meant to do on one’s own all the time. In fact, exercising can be a social activity. It can be something that your elderly loved one does with neighbors, friends, family members, and their home care providers. They can do yoga, martial arts, tai chi, and other exercises with others. When socializing and exercising together, your elderly loved one can develop a greater sense of inner peace and balance in their life.

These are some of the things that you can teach your elderly loved one about healthy living. Just because your elderly loved one is older that doesn’t mean they have learned everything they can. Teaching your loved one these things can help them to live their best life. If your elderly loved one wants more guidance on these tips, be sure to talk with them about it. If you don’t have the information they are looking for, you can find it out together.

Sources:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3074345/

If you or a loved one are considering Home Care Services in Squirrel Hill PA, please call and talk to the caring staff at Extended Family Care of Pittsburgh at (412) 693-6009. We will answer all of your questions.

Nicole Kelly, Branch Administrator