What Your Loved One Can Do to Enhance Their Quality of Life

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What Your Loved One Can Do to Enhance Their Quality of LifeAging can be difficult, and many older people see both their health and their mental wellbeing decline as the years go by. Of course, the two are connected, although the link may not always seem obvious at first. Many seniors who get out of the habit of trying new activities and exercising regularly find it extremely difficult to motivate themselves to get back in the fitness saddle; others never built a strong foundation of physical fitness in their youth, and find the idea of starting later in life to be intimidating. Yet, there are many reasons why fitness is an essential part of helping older people feel better about themselves, both physically and mentally.

If you have an elderly loved one who is looking to enhance their quality of life, statistics indicate that their best bet may be to set personal fitness goals and work toward them every day. Fitness-related goal setting is one of the most reliable mood boosters and confidence builders. Seniors who exercise daily are far more likely to perceive the previous year of their life as “better than normal,” rather than worse. Seniors who set health goals are also more likely to feel better about the future, with 38% indicating that they think their quality of life will improve in the next 5 to 10 years, and 28% believing that their health will improve in the same time span.

Finally, seniors who have support from their loved ones are far more inclined to set these all-important health goals. If you are concerned about an elderly person’s health or mental attitude, start by offering encouragement. It could do more than just brighten their day – it could potentially save their life.

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