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4 Holistic Approaches to Senior Living

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Your lifestyle includes the way you spend your days and even the kind of food you consume. From the way you spend your mornings to the degree of mindfulness you practice, everything matters in the holistic approach. With a wholesome quality of life, you can lessen the effects of health issues prevalent during your senior years. Holistic living nurtures your body, feeds your mind, and guides your spirit towards health. Also, you can practice such a lifestyle without modern technology or high-quality gadgets.

What Exactly is Holistic Living?

Your quality of life has a large impact on the long-term health and well-being of your mind. One of the best ways to stay healthy physically and mentally is through a holistic approach. It involves purposely nurturing your body and mind, as well as spirit, every day. Whether it's a meditation routine in the morning, or switching from junk foods to green veggies, every little step counts. Also, such a way of life is ideal for seniors to achieve longevity and wellness. The best part is that you can start practicing these little habits right away! Read on to learn how.

Practice Mindfulness

Many times, we can end up worrying too much about the future and overlook the present moment. To enjoy the now, you can try practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness can calm your mind and tackle negative thoughts, help prevent anxiety, and help you avoid fear of the future. While following a mindful routine can be difficult in the beginning, it gets easier as you practice. From observing flora and fauna around you, to practicing deep breathing exercises, to enjoying every bite of your food, mindfulness can include many methods.

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Get Enough Sleep

 We all know the importance of getting a good night's sleep, but many seniors begin experiencing insomnia as they age.  That's because as you grow older, your body experiences changes in melatonin production. Sleep hygiene is imperative in these cases, and can include things like ensuring your room is dark and cool, going to bed at the same time every night, and avoiding computer and phone screens right before bed.  Some seniors benefit from drinking chamomile tea or taking a melatonin supplement.  Others may be interested in the fast-acting CBD sleep tincture.  With all of these methods, be sure to consult with your doctor to ensure you're making the healthiest choices.

Follow the Right Nutrition

Just like a holistic lifestyle, you can follow a wholesome diet to stay fit and healthy. Hence, it's crucial to adapt to holistic nutrition techniques for maximum well-being. Some easy changes you can make right away are limiting sugars and caffeine or including a vegetable with every meal.  But everybody is different, so if you're unsure where to start, consider enlisting the help of a nutritionist.

Exercise Your Brain 

Good food, restful sleep, and mindfulness techniques are vital for our brains.  Just like exercising your body, your brain also benefits from mental exercise. Exercising your brain helps keep it alert and helps to reduce the risk of brain-related ailments.  Fun ways of exercising your brain include playing crossword or word search games, reading a good book, learning a new skill or language, or even playing a game of cards.

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Final Thoughts

Following a wholesome lifestyle can promote contentment and longevity, and you can start today! Consider mindfulness techniques, nutritional adjustments, sleep hygiene, and mental exercise as some of the most important times of your day. As always, whenever you're making changes to your lifestyle, always consult with your doctor, nutritionist, or other healthcare professional for healthy, safe, and effective results!


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Resort Lifestyle Communities

Resort Lifestyle Communities (RLC) develops all-inclusive resort-style communities to provide a relaxing and worry-free retirement lifestyle for residents. The comfort, safety, and enjoyment of our residents are our top priorities. For this reason, every community is staffed with live-in managers, a 24/7 emergency alert system and concierge service, gourmet chefs, housekeepers, maintenance staff, a full-time lifestyle director, and more. For more information about RLC, visit RLCommunities.com.

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