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  • Writer's pictureGabriela Chim

3 SIMPLE WAYS TO BOOST SENIORS’ MENTAL HEALTH

1. Fuel the Brain

Diet not only impacts the body physically, but can influence senior’s mental health for better or for worse…

Embracing a heart-healthy, balanced diet rich in whole grains, fruits and veggies, lean proteins, and healthy fats has proven promote brain health, even with potential to mitigate against depression and reduce dementia risk.

But eating a balanced diet does not have to be difficult… One of the best things to make life easier (and healthier) for the elderly is by utilizing Silver Cuisine!

Created for seniors in mind, Silver Cuisine is an a la cart meal delivery service providing well-balanced meals straight to doorsteps. (No grocery shopping, meal prepping, kitchen cleanup required – just nutritious and delicious meals to quickly heat up and enjoy!)

2. Move the Body

Whereas exercise is mostly known for its physical benefits , it is also an essential mental health activity. Exercise boosts mood by increasing endorphins and other feel-good chemicals in the brain and reduces stress hormones, proving to be a remedy for managing both depression and anxiety!

Aim for 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity most days of the week and incorporate various forms of movement, including cardio, resistance training.

Want to get a little more social? Try group exercise as a fun way to get 30 minutes or more of physical activity per day. Plus, group exercise also comes with a number of other benefits as well!

But the most importance is not necessarily on the type of activity itself, just that you are moving the body!

3. Go Outside

Even if just for 20 minutes, go outside! A short bout of the great outdoors can instantly boost mood and energy levels.

Getting outside also supplies vitamin D, with a deficiency of the “sunshine” vitamin being been linked to higher rates of depression and cognitive impairment. And with Senior more susceptible vitamina D deficiency , getting outside more often can deter such risks.


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