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Improving Body Image in the Elderly
Many people who talk about being or feeling old suffer from poor body image. Luckily, this is something that can be reversed in many cases.
Paradise In-Home Care and the Paradise Gardens Care Homes encourage you to take steps toward improving your body image. This might sound difficult, but there are some easy things that you can do to improve what you think about yourself. By taking care of your body and your mind, you can easily start feeling younger.
One of the big things that makes people start to feel their age is a lack of energy. Some people just accept this as a natural part of aging, and to a very small degree they are right. Still, a lot of energy problems don’t come from aging but rather from not taking good care of yourself. If you eat a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetable, take the right vitamins and supplements, get enough sleep, and fit a little bit of exercise into your daily schedule, you will find that your energy levels will skyrocket. So many people lose energy when they get older because they neglect one or more of these things, yet the problem is quite easy to fix with a few small lifestyle changes.
Getting the proper amount of care can also play a big role in helping you to feel younger. For example, when you live in an assisted living facility, you don’t have to worry as much about eating right. In assisted living, your meals are all provided for you, and this eliminates the temptation to skip making your own healthy food and getting junk or fast food instead. This is a big factor. For many of us, these chores become a lot more difficult when we get older and making meals or taking out the garbage only makes us feel worse. When these things are provided for you, you can focus more completely on doing the things that you enjoy more thoroughly.
Assisted living is a great place to start feeling younger because you will have more free time, be surrounded by new friends, and these things allow you to have a whole lot more fun. This is an important part of feeling younger. Many of us think that sacrificing fun activities is a necessary part of getting older, but this is simply not true. When you have the right levels of care and support, your stressors will begin to disappear and this can have a profound impact upon how you act and feel.
In home care can help, too. While you won’t be surrounded by caregivers 24 hours per day here, little things can be provided for you on a daily basis, and these little things might be exactly what you need to start feeling better.
As you can see, getting care is not an admission that you are getting old. Instead, caregivers work to enhance the parts of your life that give you the most enjoyment by taking care of the little things that detract from how we feel.