As we enter our golden years, our bodies go through different hormonal and physical changes. That causes us to feel tiredness and fatigue easily and more regularly, even if we’ve had a good night’s rest. Continued fatigue can affect our daily lives, hindering us from doing what we like. Spending more time resting equates to less time we can spend with our loved ones. Use these four tips to boost your energy level after 60.
Following a healthy diet is the first step to maintaining physical and mental health while improving energy levels. You should avoid food that depletes your energy, such as caffeine, sugar, high alcoholic content, high in fats and low in nutrients. It is also recommended to incorporate different healthy ingredients for a well-balanced diet such as protein, vegetables, fruits, fiber and carbohydrates to give you the energy you need to get through your day.
Eating smaller and more frequent meals can also help you feel more energized. Eating 3 big meals a day can cause your blood sugar to fluctuate throughout the day, causing you to alternate between two moods that cause fatigue – tiredness and low energy from starving or a food coma from feeling too stuffed. Having 6 small meals a day with a more regular infusion of calories may help you maintain a more consistent sense of energy.
Increase Water Consumption
Drinking enough water is important to help you promote a healthy metabolism. It is recommended for you to drink at least 500 ml of water a day to increase metabolic rates by 30%.
Exercising regularly can not only help you stay active. It can also boost your energy, and improve your appetite and emotional well-being. You can explore different workout regimes that work best for you based on your physical abilities, such as yoga, tai chi, brisk walking, jogging, cycling or dancing. Incorporating more than one activity in your workout regime can bring you more benefits, such as enhanced endurance, improve lung health and stress relief.
One of SummerHouse Vista Shores’s key programs includes Dimensions Wellness & Health. It aims to promote health and happiness through our senior-specific wellness programs, including scheduled stretching, cardio and balances classes, yoga, tai chi and more.
Ultimately, the most important factor that helps you feel energized and fresh throughout the day is getting sufficient rest. Ideally, you would need an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. It is also recommended for your sleep and wake-up time to be the same every day to maintain a healthy sleep cycle. Other tips to improve your quality of sleep include avoiding screen time before bed, taking naps longer than 30 minutes in the afternoon and consuming caffeine in the afternoon or evening.
Retirement Community at SummerHouse Vista Shores
SummerHouse Vista Shores is the perfect fit for you or your loved one who can benefit from accessible 24-hour care and services through our two senior living options – Assisted Living and Memory Care. We provide an overall living experience through our unique features, such as stylish senior living suites and apartment homes, a variety of amenities, as well as daily activities and social events.
To book a visit and guided tour, please feel free to contact us or call us at 504-308-0747.