Health at Home Senior Life Updates are helpful pieces of healthy information created for the over-50 crowd. Whether you consider yourself a “senior” or not, these healthy tips can serve as useful reminders for you to take care of yourself. Live Well. Be Well.
Health at Home Senior Life Updates Archive
Simple Steps to Stay Independent Longer
MAKE YOUR HOME SAFE
Keep floors free of clutter.
Remove small rugs or secure them with double sided tape.
Add grab bars in the bathroom and shower.
Use the handrail when on staircases.
Make sure your home has plenty of lighting.
Talk openly with your doctor about fall risks and prevention.
Regular exercise can improve your balance.
CHECK YOUR EYES
Have your vision checked at least once a year.
By Holly Kline, PT, COS-C, HCS-D; Corporate Director of Rehabilitation Services
Be Kind to Your Heart
Start with one or two of the following steps and continue, step-by-step, to a healthier you!
Reduce stress - take quiet time for yourself.
Limit the use of alcohol - moderation is key.
Watch your weight. Losing as few as 10 pounds can lower the risk for heart disease.
Eat Healthy. Eat your vegetables, watch your salt, limit your caffeine, low-fat diet.
Limit your caffeine.
Become more active.
Become a partner with your health care provider.
When you eat right, exercise, don’t smoke and talk to your doctor about any health concerns or symptoms, you can have a
Limit outdoor activity to morning or evening Noon to 3:00 pm is the hottest part of the day (Take regular breaks in the shade).
Bring Water With You on Outdoor Excursions Take a drink about every 20 minutes
Drink Plenty of Water or Sports Drinks Depending on temperature, humidity, & activity
Wear a wide-brimmed hat in the sun Avoid direct sunlight
Eat fresh fruit A good source of nutrition & fluids
Talk to your doctor about what's right for YOU Prescribed fluid restrictions may need adjusting for the heat
Know the signs of dehydration Thirst, flushed skin, headache, fever, dizziness, rapid pulse & difficulty breathing
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