Five tips for seniors to keep mind active

As Seniors get older, there are some actions that you can take to help preserve mental abilities.  Mostly, it’s common sense.  While you cannot control everything, it is important that you put yourself in the best situation possible to keep a sharp and active mind.

Use it or lose it

reading and active

  • Read
  • Lean something new
  • Complete puzzles
  • Learn a new language
  • Start painting or coloring (yes, coloring books for adults are becoming very popular)

 

 

 

 

Get enough sleep

doggie sleeping

  • Try going to bed at the same time
  • Create an environment that promotes sleep
  • Don’t look at computer or phone screens before bed
  • Turn off the TV or radio

 

 

 

 

 

Get Exercise

couple walking

  • Exercise two or three times per week (get medical advice before starting any program)
  • Do not exercise too close to bed time
  • Do an activity you enjoy
  • Do it with a friend

 

 

 

 

Eat Healthy

healthy salad

  • Eat healthy foods
  • maintain a good weight
  • Reduce fatty foods

 

 

 

 

Stay socially connected

giraffes social

  • Join clubs
  • Eat meals with others
  • Talk or Text family and friends
  • Keep making new friends