It’s important to take care of your mind and body, regardless of your age. That said, as we get older, something simple such as a cold or the seasonal flu could lead to unbearable complications. This is why it’s important to practice healthy habits especially as we get older. The good news is, it’s never too late to start!
If you want to live longer and take care of your health, begin by accessing your current habits. What habits should you stop and what should you start? Follow along as we dive into 10 things seniors should stop doing to help save their health!
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Not Getting Enough Sleep
Don’t underestimate the importance of sleep. Sleep plays a vital role in repairing your body and getting you ready for another day. There are other health benefits too such as helping prevent excess weight gain and warding off harmful diseases such as heart disease.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults need about 7 to 9-hours of sleep per night. If you’re not getting enough sleep then it’s time to reassess your daily and nightly habits. Check out these sleeping tips for seniors!