Let's see how to properly maintain the health of the elderly.
Staying active as if you were of a productive age, enjoying old age and spending time with family is priceless happiness. To achieve this, of course, must start with a healthy lifestyle. So, how to maintain the health of the elderly? Come on, let's discuss together!
5 Ways to Maintain the Health of the Elderly
So that the elderly can enjoy happy days with their loved ones, here are 5 ways to maintain the health of the elderly that must be done:
1. Enough Rest
There have been many studies that say that adequate rest is the key to physical fitness. The ideal sleep time for the elderly over 65 years is 7-8 hours per day.
By making sure the body gets enough rest, the metabolic processes of the body's organs will run as they should. Moreover, the function of organs in the elderly will decrease over time.
To provide quality and restful sleep, several things can be followed:
Stop activities that involve gadgets at least one hour before bedtime
Create a more relaxed sleep atmosphere by using minimal lighting
Avoid eating dinner near bedtime
2. Stay Active Move
WHO (World Health Organization ) recommends that the elderly do exercise with several types of duration, such as for moderate-intensity exercise for at least 150 minutes a week and for vigorous-intensity exercise for at least 75 minutes a week.
Activities that are suitable for the elderly include walking, gymnastics, cycling, and tai chi.
Many benefits result from exercise to maintain the fitness of the elderly, such as reducing the risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and stroke. In addition, exercise can help improve blood circulation, strengthen muscles and joints, and can reduce the risk of stress and post power syndrome that often occurs when you retire.
3. Maintain Diet
After applying adequate rest and doing regular exercise, don't forget to eat healthy and nutritious foods. By adopting a healthy diet, the weight will be controlled and reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
Some tips to start a healthy diet are:
Avoid foods with
preservatives Meet protein intakes such as tempeh, tofu, fish, eggs, and low-fat milk
Consumption of carbohydrates with alternative sources, namely sweet potatoes, cassava, brown rice, and oatmeal
Increase consumption of vegetables (spinach, broccoli, carrots, etc.) and fruits (apples, bananas, watermelons, pears, etc.).
Strengthen the health of bones and teeth by consuming calcium every day according to the doctor's recommendations.
Hydrate the body by consuming more water as needed to avoid dehydration.
4. Routine Medical Check-Ups
Increasing age makes the risk of disease increases. Decreased organ function due to the effects of aging and the weakening of the immune system is one of the causes of the elderly's vulnerability to serious diseases.
Therefore, routine medical check-ups or checks with doctors must be carried out so that the health of the elderly remains under control and if a disease is detected, it can be treated and given treatment as early as possible.
5. Joining Communities and Maintaining Relationships
The lonely atmosphere at home because the children are starting to live apart often makes the elderly feel lonely. This is what makes the elderly depressed because they feel left behind and alone.
Therefore, the elderly are encouraged to join the community and start getting acquainted with new relationships. In addition to providing a sense of comfort, socializing and maintaining relationships with people can reduce the risk of dementia and reduce depression.
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Come on, keep the health of the elderly and provide protection for your beloved family with the BNI Life Plan Multi-Protection!Stay Healthy
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