14 November 2017 by Retirees and healthy living 4946 Views

Some health Tips for Senior Citizens

There are several tips out there on how to stay healthy even at old age or after retirement. These tips are expected to help an individual stay physically fit and emotionally balance and enjoy live to the fullest.

As a senior Citizen, you must try as much as possible to stay physically active by engaging in regular exercise, a ten minutes walk out daily will keep you healthy and refreshed. You can engage the services of a fitness coach who can from time to time advise and help monitor your fitness level and recommend some easy but routine exercise for you. Physical activity is good for people at any age. Falls are a common cause of injury and disability among older adults. Physical activity makes your bones and muscles stronger because when your muscles are strong, you are less likely to fall. If you do fall, strong bones are less likely to break.

Always find time to rest well every day. As a senior citizen, one very important thing you owe yourself is adequate sleep. Ensure you always get the sleep that your body system requires at all time, do not deny yourself of sleep where and when necessary.

Periodic routine checkup is very important. As a senior citizen, do notating before visiting the hospital for medical checkup. Don't neglect yourself, have a regular check-ups with your doctor, dentist, and optometrist frequently.

As Senior citizen, it is very imperative that you stay socially active with friends and family and within your community. Ensure you are a member of an approved community development team, be known in your community for your humanitarian activities, this will keep you relevant and happy, with great people around you.

Avoid self-medication, stay close with your personal doctor and ensure you take all medications as directed by your doctor.

You are a senior citizen, you need to limit your alcohol consumption and cut out smoking, as your body system is not strong for such again at this age. Instead, eat a healthy and well balanced diet. You can as well dump the junk food in place of low-fat, fiber rich and low cholesterol eating. Avoiding foods sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. In middle age, we should eat foods as close to naturally prepared as possible.

Having a good feeling and Living a healthy life at any age of one’s life should not be as a result of years that have gone by. No matter the challenges or life threatening situations that may arise, we must learn to handle the situation such that our health and life will be better for it.  Staying healthy and keeping yourself always happy is an important antidote for living long. There is no doubt that the situation of the country including career, retirement, the lost of loved ones among others can come with some negative feelings but how we handle this ugly situations and come out better from it, is a strong key to staying agile and happy. There is no generally accepted formula for staying healthy as a senior citizen but there are some basic soul lifting and positive ingredients one can rely on to stay healthy.

Practicing healthy habits throughout your life is good, but it's never too late to reap the benefit that comes with taking good care of yourself, even as you get old. Practicing healthy lifestyle is a very ideal way of living, you cannot over emphasize the importance that comes with healthy living for senior citizen. It is very important to maintain good physical look and health while aging, it is also very imperative to value the experience and maturity you gain with advancing years.

gain with advancing years.

In conclusion, now is the time to enjoy healthy living and happiness.

Taking care of your physical self is vital, but it’s important that you concentrate your emotional health as well.

Reap the rewards of your long life, and enjoy each and every day.

God bless you all as you live and enjoy the fruits of your labour.


By Afolabi Babatunde

Senior Admin Officer

NNPC/DPR RSA, Lagos Branch.

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