Nothing makes you feel young again quite like feeling that burst of energy you remember from days gone by. Getting older doesn’t necessarily have to mean losing your energy. You can live an active, full life by implementing these simple tips.
Only compare your progress to yourself
If you’re starting from a place where you’ve been extremely sedentary, you can’t be expected to get up and jog ten miles. If you try to compare your energy level to friends or family who have been more active than you, it will only cause discouragement. Keep making small improvements, and only compare your progress to your previous levels of activity.
Start by getting ample, high-quality sleep
You’ll never feel like you have enough energy if you aren’t sleeping properly. Try as hard as you can to stick to a regular sleep schedule where you get 7-9 restful hours of consecutive sleep each night. Remember, napping intermittently throughout the day is not a replacement for deep sleep at night.
Stay hydrated throughout the day
If you’re mostly sedentary, it can be easy to forget about water intake. Keeping your body hydrated is one of the best ways to ensure that all your body systems are working at peak function and can deliver the energy you need to get moving. Water also helps improve your metabolism and regulates your hunger, so make it a priority.
Don’t neglect strength training
Many seniors don’t think strength training is necessary because they aren’t trying to build big muscles. However, moderate strength training is linked to numerous health benefits, including lower rates of obesity, and healthier heart activity, even for people who aren’t looking to bulk up. When your muscles are stronger it will also help with increased mobility in daily activities and maintaining your energy level for longer periods of time.
At Atkinson’s Pharmacy, we want to make sure our patients have the energy they need to live a full and active life. Our line of pharmaceutical resources includes services such as home medication delivery, medical equipment, and prescription services for long-term care facilities so that our patients have the tools they need to focus on their health for the present and the future. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how Atkinson’s Pharmacy can be your partner in health.