Nutritional Needs Change with Age: What You Need To Know

According to the National Institutes of Health, the ability for your body to stay healthy, support a robust immune system, and even boost your mental capacity can be traced to your gut’s microbiome. As we age, this ecosystem becomes even more important. A senior’s microbial profile becomes more susceptible to change after the age 65, which means that maintaining a proper diet is perhaps more important now than ever before.

Happy Living: How Meet-Ups helps Senior Citizens stay Social, Active, and Healthy

The idea many have of life after retirement is often dream-like. It is filled with rounds of golf, enjoying hobbies both new and old, and a complete sense of well-being. Now you have the chance to live for yourself once again. You can spend more time with those you care about and decompress after a lifetime of hard work and dedication. No longer does your employer dictate your daily schedule. Instead, your schedule is entirely your own. This is an appealing thought for anyone who has worked and lived through the good times and the bad. Unfortunately, the idea that retirement brings with it a happy, healthy, active, and social lifestyle is not the reality for many seniors.

Relaxing Vacations for Retirees and Seniors

Traveling in retirement is blissful. After years of family vacations where the children dictate the itinerary, traveling as a mature adult provides the freedom to accommodate your interests and on your schedule. There are several adult-oriented travel destinations to choose from, providing a relaxing experience and an opportunity to meet “like minded” travelers along the way. When you go is equally as important as where you go, which is a big bonus for retirees. Opt to travel during non-peak seasons and you will mitigate the inconveniences of large crowds and overbooked services. Here are a few ideas for your next relaxing getaway.

Stretching: How to Begin a Stretch Routine for Seniors

As we age, movements that were once routine – such as getting dressed or reaching for objects on a shelf – become cumbersome. Keeping our bodies active and moving is the first step in prolonging our comfortable enjoyment of life as we’ve known it. Stretching is a low-impact, high reward method for relieving stiff muscles and retaining range of motion and mobility. A routine stretching program can also improve balance, thereby decreasing the chances of injury due to a trip or fall.

Technology for Seniors

Aging Americans often share their dismay – and sometimes frustration – with living in a world that looks so different from the one they were raised in. While older adults (defined as those aged 65 and older) may have resisted new technology at first, it appears the hesitation is waning as they find the necessity, and sometimes the joy, of being connected in this now “digital world.”