Maintaining good health is not just the young generation’s necessity and concern but as well as those who already belonged in the aged population.
The human body during this stage will more likely experience some alterations in its functions and capacities, thus increasing the need for a keener eye to look after one’s health. Fragility has increased and accidents are prone to happen especially when the possibilities provided by the surroundings are ignored.
As a healthcare provider assigned to look after the aged groups, it is necessary to derive at some alternatives on how to maintain the health of aged man and woman, not just physically but covering the whole health aspects as much as possible.
First and foremost, ensure that these people will get their daily nutritional requirements. Being older means putting a limit on salty and fatty foods intake and not totally cutting a large portion of the daily meal, resulting to a lower calorie consumption which in return could end up with low energy levels and imbalance nutrition. Watching what the person eats is far different from depriving what he should eat.
As a health care provider, see to it that each meal contains the right amount of fruits, vegetables, and other foods rich in vitamins and minerals, taking notice of any restricted foods in their diet.
Choose a healthy diet. This will also contribute to the prevention of gaining more and unnecessary pounds which could result to overweight, leading to the possible development of health diseases such as diabetes mellitus, heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure.
Include exercise in the routine. It doesn’t have to come in s strenuous form since older people can make use of a light to moderate jog or even just a simple walking exercise. It is much advisable though to contact a health or medical professional for the appropriate form of exercise which can be enjoyed and executed by these groups of people. Exercise, however, yield a lot of benefits especially in the prevention and minimizing health risk factors.
It is also essential to remind them to get enough rest in order for their body to recover from their daily activities.
A care provider can also provide some mental exercise such as mind games in order to maintain a sharp mind among these aged groups. Any form of recreational activities which will elicit fun and enjoyment is also a healthy way of boosting up the older people’s self-esteem and worth.
Encouraging these groups to practice and maintain a healthy lifestyle is of vital importance and showing one’s support and dedication in helping them to achieve such stage can contribute to their determination of keeping oneself in a healthy condition.