The connection between seniors and loneliness has been talked about for years, but recent studies on the subject have found that more than 40 percent of seniors experience loneliness on a regular basis and that loneliness and isolation are slowly becoming a public health crisis.
No matter your age, it’s important to take care of your body and prevent illness. Here are ways seniors can stay healthy all year.
It is true that many senior citizens are more susceptible to illness because of their advanced age. Even though there are many seniors who maintain a healthy weight, some still experience illnesses and other health problems due to obesity. The following few tips are aimed at helping you achieve healthy aging for seniors.
People’s health in their 70s varies a lot. Some people are completely healthy while others have multiple illnesses. No matter what your condition, there is a lot you can do to improve your health, prevent illnesses and keep your brain sharp.
In the last census baby boomers, those 65+, accounted for 13% of the population. This age group grew at a faster rate than the population under age 45, and it’s clear that the US is an aging population. Happily, aging is different now than it was for our parents and grandparents. Today, there are more people living longer than at any other time in history.
How much you spend in retirement will be related to what you do with your time. Before retiring, give serious thought to what you will do once you are retired. If you will be on a limited budget, as most people are, you’ll want to find affordable activities that contribute to your overall well-being. If you have expensive hobbies such as golf or sailing, you’ll need to budget for those.