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The importance of self-care

Thursday is International Self-Care Day. Self-care occurs when someone consciously takes steps to support their overall health and well-being. It becomes more critical for seniors because they are more vulnerable to mental, physical, and emotional health problems than younger individuals.

Below is a list of 5 tips to help seniors maintain a good level of self-care.

1. Get enough sleep. Although sleep patterns change with age, seniors need the same amount of sleep as other adults, about 7 to 9 hours per night. Establishing a regular sleep schedule and avoiding caffeine and alcohol at night can help you fall asleep.

2. Stay physically active. Exercising is critical for seniors because it helps improve flexibility, balance, and strength. In addition, physical activity can reduce the risk of falls, which is the leading cause of injury in seniors.

3. Maintain good hygiene. This can help you prevent the spread of illness and maintain good health.

4. Eat a healthy and balanced diet. This helps maintain a healthy weight, improves overall health, and reduces the risk of chronic illnesses. A diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and healthy fats is optimal.

5. Perform mindfulness exercises. This can lead to a feeling of being relaxed, reduced stress, and improved mental health. Yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercises are some ways to practice mindfulness.

Love them without losing yourself. The Boom Health app helps you manage your loved one’s home care in one app. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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