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Hydration is an important aspect of senior health. Drinking water daily keeps you in better health and helps you to enjoy the activities you love. With age, feelings of thirst often diminish, so it’s essential to drink water for improved wellbeing even when you aren’t feeling thirsty.
Drinking enough water daily gives your body the ability to function healthily and comfortably. Adequate water intake can improve symptoms of arthritis and ease other aches and pains, meaning you will be better able to enjoy everyday activities. Water improves your metabolism, helping you to maintain a healthy weight and keep conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes under control.
Dehydration can be particularly dangerous for seniors. A lack of water in the body can cause dizziness and confusion, leading to falls that can cause serious injury. Dehydration is also responsible for the worsening of health complications and can lead to toxicity and organ failure if wastes are not flushed from the body. When you don’t drink enough water to support your body’s needs, you will feel lethargic and may even have trouble thinking or concentrating.
Seniors Have Special Needs
Seniors are at an increased risk for dehydration, so maintaining adequate hydration is essential. Kidney function decreases with age, so your body needs more water to adequately process and eliminate waste. Thirst also decreases in seniors; once you begin to feel thirsty, your body is already severely lacking water. Some daily activities may require more effort than they once did, leading to increased perspiration and the need for replenishment of hydration within the body.
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Age affects your body’s ability to balance, increasing your risk for falls. However, the right exercises can increase your strength and reduce the likelihood of losing your balance or falling while walking.
This video shows you three easy exercises to improve balance and strength. You will learn the front knee lift, the standing kickback, and the hip abduction. Each of these exercises is done using a chair for balance. As you get stronger, increase the number of repetitions you perform to enjoy easier and safer movement every day.
Take advantage of our fitness center at San Clemente Villas by the Sea to maintain a strong, healthy body throughout your retirement. Our staff is trained to offer exercise and wellness services for safe and active senior living. Check us out online or by calling (949) 485-4028 today!
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Indoor plants not only add a decorative flair to any home, but also hold valuable health benefits. Plants purify the air and improve ease of breathing via all-natural means. Take a look below at the value of including indoor plants in your retirement home at San Clemente Villas by the Sea.
Plants make the air in your home easier to breathe in a number of ways. Through the process of photosynthesis, indoor house plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, increasing the oxygen content in your home. Additionally, plants remove many types of toxins from the air. The levels of formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene are all lower in a home that incorporates indoor plants, resulting in cleaner, healthier air.
During the process of respiration, plants release moisture into the air. This improves humidity levels in your home and increases your wellbeing, reducing discomfort and difficulty breathing that result from asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Seniors living in a home with plants are also less likely to suffer from ailments such as dry skin, sore throats, and colds.
Plants Improve Mental and Physical Health
Many seniors have health concerns such as high blood pressure and increased susceptibility to disease. The presence of plants has been found to decrease blood pressure and heart rate and reduce the incidence of colds, coughs, headaches, and other illnesses. Plants also reduce your levels of anxiety and fatigue while improving mental focus. Less stress and improved mental clarity will allow you to enjoy every moment of retirement living with better health and productivity.
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If you’re interested in learning more about senior health issues, including tips on maintaining health and fitness, check out the resources below.
If you like the idea of swimming for seniors as a pastime, you’ll probably enjoy this article from Livestrong.com.
Seniors who enjoy gardening as a hobby will appreciate the senior gardening tips in this Yahoo! Voices article.
For more information about San Clemente Villas by the Sea, give us a call at (949) 485-4028.
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Depression is a medically recognized condition that does not discriminate based on age, race, gender, or religion. It can affect everyone from high school students to active, independent seniors. Many times, depression is mild and temporary; however, it’s important to address symptoms if they last for more than a few days.
Though a very small percentage of the senior population struggles with chronic, major depression, most seniors will experience some type of depression at some point. Aches and pains that come with aging can cause independent seniors to become less active and more withdrawn. Deaths of friends and loved ones produce grief that can turn into depression if not dealt with in a healthy manner.
Health Effects of Depression
If depression is ignored, a senior’s wellbeing is very much at risk. Along with a declining mental health, physical health can deteriorate due to a lack of motivation to move around, socialize, or even eat. Some seniors may even have thoughts of suicide when the grips of depression are strong.
The good news is that getting older does not automatically mean you’ll develop depression. The trick is recognizing the condition for what it is and reaching out for help early. If you notice decreased motivation, feelings of hopelessness, or sleep and appetite disturbances, consider talking to someone about it.
How Retirement Communities Help
Human interaction is vital to mental wellbeing. Many times, seniors who lack adequate companionship sink into depression. A retirement community is a wonderful way to reduce the risk of depression, as they give seniors a chance to make new friends and interact with one another. Retirement resorts also encourage active senior living, which is a key to fighting off depression before it can take root.
Assisted living can be a great help for seniors, whether they are feeling down or simply need a little extra help. Contact San Clemente Villas by the Sea by calling (949) 485-4028 for information about our retirement community.