Carole C. Hadlock
The Importance of Self Care & Tips for Senior Citizens
In our younger days, all of us had much more energy and felt infallible.
“But as you grow older, taking care of yourself becomes more of a priority.” Rolling Green Village, Greenville, SC 29615
Self-Care for everyone is very important, and it's much more than just quick naps and bubble baths. It involves the mind, body and soul.
When seniors practice self- care on a daily basis, it reduces stress, improves energy and increases happiness. It also reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Self Care Tips for Seniors
Ask for help - Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength.
Laugh more Often - Laughter reduces stress and improves circulation.
Stretch -Develop a daily routine to improve strength and flexibility.
Listen to Music - Music can heal, reduce stress and calm and enrich our spirit!
Give - Studies show having a sense of purpose leads to better health.
Being active is another part of self- care such as connecting with others, keeping a gratitude journal or spending time in nature.
Self Care Low or No Costs Ideas for Seniors
Get a good night’s sleep
Go for a brisk walk
Make something healthy for dinner
Go out to dinner with a friend
Spend time with loved one
Seniors who take care of themselves by creating a daily routine and setting aside some time each day to do something good for themselves will improve their quality of life.