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Staying connected and active may prove to be challenging once you enter the twilight of your years.

Living a healthier, longer, more active lifestyle, will more often than not include doing easy tasks that become part of your everyday routine.

So, below we’ve included four ways for you to sustain or perhaps improve your mental and physical wellbeing.

Staying Connected

It’s typically said that elderly people who remain connected with others are more likely to have a better quality of life and prevent mental decline. And best of all? They enjoy greater independence.

Meetup groups, rotary groups, social support groups and so much more are great ways to get out there and connect with other like-minded people.

Or maybe you enjoy helping others? Why not volunteer somewhere like the Salvation Army soup kitchens?

But, if you do need assistance in this area, there are a number of aged care service providers in Melbourne that can help you maintain a socially active life by having visits to your home or assisting you in getting out and about.

Accent Home Care

Get Active

Doing at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days is incredibly beneficial to older Aussies – or at least that’s what the Government Department of Health recommends!

And the good thing is that you don’t need to do it all at once. Five minutes here, five minutes there across the day is more than fine.

What are the benefits? The World Health Organisation says that regular physical activity can:

  • Reduce the risk of falls 
  • Improve weight management and energy levels
  • Enhance cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness
  • And so much more

The great thing is that local fitness and aquatic centres are now slowly reopening so your opportunity to stay active has increased dramatically.

Don’t Be Afraid To Reach Out and Ask For Help

Regardless of your age, it’s okay to reach out and ask for help. So don’t be afraid to.

There’s nothing wrong with feeling down or sad. The most important thing is that you reach out to a friend or any of the various professional services that are available to you.

Everyone needs a hand from time to time and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Keep Eating Well…Or As Well As You Can

We’ve all just come out of isolation here in Victoria so the temptation to sneak in an extra bickie or two was always there. And we totally get it!

But if you did fall into that category, you can kick start your post isolation life by getting back to eating a nutritious diet. At the very least it might make you feel a little healthier and at the very most it’ll help reduce the risk of diet-related chronic diseases.

So, start putting the chocolate back at the supermarket and opt for lots of fruit and veggies. 

If you would like to find out more about how our home care packages can support you, please click here to leave an enquiry or call us on (03) 8720 1338.