As you age, it becomes more important than ever to keep your mind sharp. This ensures that you are able to stay in tiptop condition to continue enjoying the activities you love doing for longer. Thankfully, there are plenty of simple ways you can keep your mind sharp, and you may find that you are already doing some of them.
Keep Physically Active
There’s no secret that physical and mental health are interconnected. When you keep your body active, you will find that your memory and cognitive skills improve as well. Something as simple as going for a daily walk can help to boost your mood and improve your energy levels. If you enjoy hiking, fishing, or swimming, you can make it a weekly habit to do so.
Eating a Balanced Diet
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. If you are pumping your body full of processed food and sugar, you can expect to feel more lethargic alongside increasing your risk of certain health conditions. Eating a balanced diet and regulating your sugar intake can go a long way towards improving your cognitive health. Some brain foods to incorporate into your diet include salmon, which is chockfull of omega-3 fatty acids, and berries, which come packed with antioxidants.
Read and Write More
Chances are, you already read something regularly, even if it’s just the daily news. One simple trick to keep yourself motivated to read is to cut out anything you are not enjoying. You don’t have to force yourself to read the classics if psychological thrillers are more your thing, or if you simply enjoy a good romance novel.
We all know that poor sleep is associated with a range of conditions and poorer overall health. Older adults aged above 65 should aim for seven to eight hours of sleep a day. If you have trouble falling asleep, you may wish to try taking chamomile tea before bed, playing relaxing music, or running a warm bath. Cutting out alcohol and limiting screen time before bed are some other suggestions you can try. A good night’s sleep can improve memory retention, making it easier to pick up new skills.
Aston Gardens At Tampa Bay Provides a Safe and Secure Environment for Aging
Whether independent senior living or assisted living is more suitable for you, you have come to the right place at Aston Gardens At Tampa Bay. The amenities you can find onsite include a senior-equipped fitness center, private dining rooms, lush outdoor areas, and more. You will never find a shortage of things to do both in and around our community, with regularly scheduled day trips available for residents to join in with.
If you are wondering whether independent senior living is right for you, we welcome you to be our guest for two days at Aston Gardens At Tampa Bay. With personalized VIP experiences planned just for you, you can experience it for yourself before deciding if our community is a good fit for you.