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Living a full and rewarding life is a goal for many people. However, amid all the activity of a family, a career, volunteer work and other responsibilities, staying healthy can be a challenge. It is important that you take time to keep your body healthy by living a healthy lifestyle.
Our bodies are finely tuned machines and require the highest octane (or best fuel) possible to function correctly. Without proper maintenance our bodies can break down and crash, but making a conscious decision to maintain proper sleep habits, eat healthy food, and follow an exercise regimen can make a big difference in your life.
Studies by the National Sleep Foundation have shown that incorporating these three basic elements of health into your schedule, you will strengthen yourself physically, mentally and even emotionally. Stay true to the healthy trio of food, exercise and sleep.
The average adult needs to sleep about seven to nine hours to get the rest they need. Though a full night’s sleep may seem like a luxury to some, it is necessary for the health of your whole body. The benefits of sleep include reduced stress, a healthy heart, and a decreased chance to get diabetes and mood disorders. Since children need more sleep than adults, it is important that they learn to keep good sleeping patterns at an early age.
With a busy schedule, it can be easy to fall into bad habits. Many people forego eating because they do not have time or get distracted. Others do not have time to prepare meals, and often eat fast food, which most often is fattening and does not provide adequate nutrition. Follow some simple tips for keeping healthy eating habits, and your body will thank you.
Devoting hours to hitting the gym and pumping iron is just not in some people’s time brackets. Though some people enjoy their gym time, there are ways to exercise at home. Some people relax while doing yoga in the middle of their living room. Others have physical limitations that require different forms of exercise. Decide on how much time you want to devote exercise and fit your workout to your body. There are exercise habits for everyone. Find yours.
By sticking to a healthy living style, you can prevent bad health and encourage your body to heal. No matter your condition, Synergy HomeCare is ready to help you.
Tom Brokaw called them the Greatest Generation. They are those Americans who grew up in the hardship and suffering of the Great Depression and went on to win World War II. They experienced some of the most exciting events of the 20th century, and whether fighting overseas or serving on the home front, they all did their part to better the nation.
More than 60 years ago, the nation faced some of its darkest days. The Greatest Generation was instrumental in protecting our country and rising to the occasion during difficult times. Now, decades after the Great Depression and the Allied victories in Europe and Japan, this generation deserves our return service. The violence of combat and the onset of aging is a heavy cost to one’s physical and mental health.
The Greatest Generation experienced a time when a person had to get by with what they had. Their parents raised them with a set of strong values that included self-reliance and frugality. Seeking help or charity was not an option when everyone shared a lack of financial freedom. Aging veterans may still keep that idea and refuse the help they need as they age or become ill.
Being independent is commendable, but asking for well-needed help is realistic, not a failure. After everything the Greatest Generation sacrificed and accomplished for this nation, it is only fair we care for them in their elder years.
Here are some resources you can use to take care of the Greatest Generation member in your family.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has many benefits and resources to assist veterans and their families. The VA also offers a variety of resources for caregivers helping veterans.
Tools and resources are available nationwide from community organizations as well as the national government. Children of Aging Parents, a national nonprofit, is dedicated to helping the millions of people who care for the elderly and chronically ill in their families. Another great local source is the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, which helps family caregivers find services for older loved ones. You can find more caregiving resources at the VA website.
The Greatest Generation experienced some of the most historical years of modern history. Share their written or recorded stories with the National World War II Museum to be included in the museum library or the Oral History Program. The National Archives can help you submit, update and view your family member’s military records. You can also find help to replace lost or damaged medals.
If you are concerned about your family member who belongs in the Greatest Generation, contact us today.
Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis is a difficult experience to say the least. This life changing news is difficult for yourself as well as your family. Coping with this disease begins with setting a positive outlook and continues by keeping healthy routines and habits.
Usually, MS is a slowly progressing disease, often giving you many happy years with which to enjoy life. However, many people who have MS are cautious to participate in their favorite activities for fear that they will speed the onset of their condition. While some days may be worse than others, you can still take charge of your life when you are feeling well. Here are some tips that will help you to do the activities you love.
Studies have shown that people affected by MS feel differently in harsh weather. Stay out of the sun in the summer and think about trying a cooling vest. Also, keep warm in the winter. Once you have mastered your ideal body temperature, you can take part in your favorite seasonal activities.
Any type of physical activity is a great way to get exercise. A regular exercise regimen will stimulate endorphins and maintain your general health to help you feel better. However, if you push yourself too hard, you might not feel well afterwards. Be sure to stretch before you start your routine. Don’t hesitate to take breaks if you feel winded. If you are getting tired of your regular set of exercises, but don’t feel comfortable taking it to the next level, add a variety of different activities that require the same level of energy. Track you progress to see how far you have come.
No matter what kind of day you are having, you should always take precaution by having a few pieces of information with you at all times. Make sure that you have a note from your doctor and your doctor’s contact information in your wallet or something else that you carry.
While using these guidelines, you are free to take part in the activities of your choice. If you have any questions, Synergy HomeCare is here to help.
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