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Realistic Resolutions That Promote Healthy Aging in the New Year

It’s the start of a new year and, no matter your age, there’s no better time than the present to get started on your wellness goals. As you ponder new hopes and dreams for 2023, here are some of our favorite New Year’s resolutions that will help aging adults lead happier, more active lifestyles.

Make Healthy Diet Changes
Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet ensures your aging body gets the nutrients it needs to keep your muscles, bones and body healthy. Start by making small changes, like giving up soda or incorporating fruits and vegetables into every meal. Make it a habit to
drink plenty of water throughout the day as well to keep your body hydrated.

At Country Place Senior Living, seniors enjoy three meals daily in our restaurant-style, full-service dining room. Our dining program is designed to help support our residents’ health with a focus on variety and nutrition.

Introduce New Exercise Habits
From walking around the neighborhood to taking a fitness class with your friends and neighbors, Country Place offers a variety of ways to start adding extra movement to your daily schedule. Even just a few minutes of activity per day can go a long way to
promote a healthier body and even improve certain health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. Physical activity is important for older adults and can help control weight, build muscles and bones, and improve balance, posture and mood.

Keep the Brain Active
At Country Place Senior Living, we love watching our residents rekindle old interests and try new things. This year, resolve to pick up an old hobby, like baking, or learn a new skill, such as knitting or gardening. Puzzles, reading books and socializing with others can
also help challenge your cognitive abilities and keep you engaged. When you dedicate a certain amount of time each week to learning something new, you will increase your sense of accomplishment and improve brain health.

Surround Yourself with People You Love
Staying connected keeps your brain active and helps combat feelings of loneliness.  This year, take the time to make relationships a priority. Set up times in your calendar to have dinner with family and friends, or consider joining a social group, like book club,
game night or a fitness class. It’s fun to surround yourself with people you enjoy—and it benefits your health as well!

Sort and Declutter Your Belongings
The start of a new year is a great opportunity to organize your belongings. From paperwork and photographs to treasured mementos, decluttering your living space is a good way to reduce stress and improve your quality of life. If you need help sorting through your possessions, ask a family member or friend for help to ease the workload.

At Country Place Senior Living, we are eager to help residents set and achieve new goals in the new year. Whatever goals you have for 2023, we’re here to help you achieve your resolutions, improve your health and keep you feeling your very best!

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