I pray that the prospective residents/family feel the love and experience the genuine kindness when they walk through the doors of Harbison Shores in Irmo! My mom has been a resident since 2018. Unfortunately not all the past experiences have been pleasant, but so far under this management I sense a more resident/family centered facility. Everyone is amazing, from the maintenance staff, to the administrator! I have heard caregivers affectionately calling my mom, “mom” or “grandma” depending on their age; telling her they love her while putting her to bed with big good night hug! They comb her ...Show More
Maintaining Your Health Back
Staying healthy while living at your senior living community is important. Whether you want to lose weight or switch to a healthier lifestyle, it is never too late to make simple changes in your day to day life that will enhance the quality of your life. Here are a few simple tips for staying healthy and enjoying life while living in your senior living community.
Eat a well-balanced diet – Eating and maintaining a well-balanced diet is important when improving your health. Eating a balanced diet helps to keep your organs performing well and helps to fight sickness as well as fatigue. It is important to reduce the amount of sweets and fatty foods you eat and increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat. It is okay to splurge on occasion, but decreasing the portions when you do will go a long way to helping you.
Never skip breakfast – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is vital to starting your day off right and giving yourself energy to get through the day. By eating a healthy breakfast every morning, you will decrease the chance of overeating at lunchtime. Make a quick bowl of oatmeal or have some fresh fruit. These options will keep you satisfied until lunchtime and you won’t feel guilty after eating them.
Drink plenty of water- Drinking a lot of water is the simplest, yet hardest task. Water keeps your body functioning properly and helps to keep you hydrated. That is especially important during the summer when the temperatures rise or when you are exercising.
Exercise regularly – Exercise is another important factor to staying healthy. Exercising regularly helps you to maintain a healthy weight and good overall health. Most senior living communities offer a gym or workout program, so it’s easy to get the recommended amount of daily exercise.
Cut out unhealthy habits like drinking and smoking – Maintaining a healthy diet also includes reducing or cutting out unhealthy habits altogether. The overall benefits to your health if you stop smoke and drinking are incredible and you will feel so much better.
Get plenty of sleep – Getting plenty of sleep will not only have you feeling refreshed in the morning, but will keep you healthy because sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. You’ll be able to function well in the mornings. Be sure to put your phone aside well before you go to sleep so it will not disrupt your sleep or keep you awake later than you want to be up. Following these simple steps can help you lead a healthy lifestyle and allow you to live life to the fullest.