A happy, fulfilling lifestyle, included the consideration to take a holistic approach to wellness. Emotional, physical and psychological health are all essential to overall wellbeing and quality of life. Practicing strong wellness habits may seem overwhelming, but little changes to your daily routine may make a big difference.

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Here are some wellness tips that seniors can start following today.

1. Proactively manage stress. 

When you realize that you’re feeling stressed, a suggestion is to practice relaxation techniques to manage and/or cope. Try listening to music, taking a hot bath, or spending time outdoors. Other stress management techniques may include exercising, engaging in your favourite hobby or socializing with friends.

2. Do something active every day.

Regular activity is KEY to overall health and wellness, helping support your mobility, maintaining a healthy weight, sleeping better, improving balance and even preventing or controlling illnesses. There are so many different ways that you can be active, so no matter what your interests or activity level, find an exercise that works for you. 

3. Pursue something meaningful.

Stats show that one of the keys to living a healthy and happy life is maintaining a sense of purpose. Don’t let the days run by. Take advantage of the opportunities you have and stay connected to the people and things that mean the most to you. 

4. Keep a positive outlook. 

Did you know that seniors who tackle life with a positive attitude have a lower risk of developing health conditions associated with stress and inflammation? If you need a reason to see the rainbow after the storm, this is a great one to see!

5. Live life to the fullest. 

Life doesn’t stop with age, and neither should you stop pursuing that which makes you happy! Do something creative, plan a trip, learn something new, pursue a dream!

 

Your parents care will require practical financial planning. Do your parents have assets, savings, debts, mortgages, insurance?

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 Will they need supplemental income? Do they qualify? 

There are a number of variables to consider when making plans for your parents future. It’s important to always keep your parents’ health and physical condition in mind, as well the type of care they will need immediately and down the road. 

Are you an older driver who may have fallen in the past year or so? Do you find yourself losing your balance more than you have in the past? (unrelated to any ongoing medical issue)

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For adult children, have you noticed more trips or falls in your aging parent? Has your loved one recently stumbled or tripped in their home? Are they still driving? If so, this post is for you!