It is no secret that the young possess more energy. As we age, we naturally face decreasing energy levels and fatigue. Sometimes, you may just feel really tired and less energetic. It is part of the aging process, affected by a variety of hormonal, cell, and physical changes. These are natural concerns that we face, but keeping your energy levels high after 60 is not an impossible feat. If you check in with your body and notice yourself becoming increasingly tired, a health check-up could also be helpful to rule out fatigue from any possible illnesses or mental stressors. Otherwise, low energy levels can always be boosted with the right lifestyle changes. Ready to boost your energy levels? Let’s dive right in!
Remember to Exercise
Exercise comes in two forms – exercising your body, and exercising your mind. They also reinforce and support one another. If your body is inactive, your mind is too. Engaging in mild aerobics such as strength exercises, a walk around the block, or light swimming can help you build strength and a healthy body. Staying mentally active will also help with your mental health and mental acuity. Try a new board game, a puzzle, reading, writing, knitting, or cooking! These activities help you stay sharp. What’s more, you can make new friends and build meaningful connections with others along the way.
Get Enough Rest
Building a good sleeping schedule and maintaining sleep hygiene can go a long way in keeping your energy levels up during the day. If you find it hard to sleep, avoid napping during the day and cut off caffeine if it causes insomnia.
We know that smoking harms your health and induces cravings that could keep you up at night. Kicking that smoking habit would greatly contribute to boosting energy levels and protecting your health.
Hydration Is Key
The easiest way of maintaining a healthy body and sound mind, hydration is often overlooked. Seniors should drink at least 1.7 liters of fluid every day – about six to eight glasses. If you engage in exercise or outdoor activities often, staying hydrated is of the utmost importance in countering feelings of sluggishness and tiredness.
Seek Help When You Need It
Getting the help of professional caregivers can help alleviate much of the stress that comes from aging. At Spring Mill, leave the planning and preparation of nutritious meals to our culinary experts and go participate in the various social activities that we have planned for you or the various amenities we provide for the senior living community. Exercise in our fitness center, do some crafts in our arts and crafts room, and rest in a safe community at Spring Mill. Contact our friendly team members to find out more!