Old Age is a Matter of Mind? Top Health Tips for Seniors 

2022-07-03 | By Orcam Staff

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Old Age is a Matter of Mind? Top Health Tips for Seniors 

Getting old is the way of life, an inevitable change that comes our way whether we like it or not. So how come we are never prepared? In this list below you will receive our top health tips for healthy senior living to keep you healthy and well when you have reached your golden years. We will give you a hint, it’s all about organization and a little help from assistive devices.

Go Say Hi to Your Doctor

Start by staying on top of your health by doing regular checkups to stay on top of your cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and more. 

It’s easy to forget these checkups so schedule everything in advance so you won’t miss anything, doctor’s visits or seasonal vaccines to prevent infections or viruses. Keep a calendar or a planner and if you have any difficulties reading it we suggest trying the OrCam MyEye assistive tool. 

The Positively of Physical Health 

After retirement many seniors tend to stay home more, however, physical activity and exercise are very important to prevent disease, and improve mental and physical health as well as cognitive function. Doing physical activity can also decrease the risk of falling. Go for a walk in the park, try tai chi, and if you find it all too challenging, we recommend taking a swim. Swimming prevents the risk of injury and water exercises work on all the muscle groups in the body. 

Senior man running

Mental Health Matters 

Enjoying your life is a big contributor to healthy aging. According to studies, happy seniors have less trouble with different daily tasks. Loneliness, stress, and boredom are all harmful to our health and can cause depression or even dementia. Unhappy seniors are twice as likely to develop diseases like diabetes, heart condition, cancer, and strokes. 

Eat Healthy 

As we age our metabolism slows down and we need more nutrition to keep our energy levels up and to prevent diseases. It is important to eat balanced meals with complex carbs (healthy carbs to eat), lean protein, and whole food lots of fiber. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water so always keep a bottle nearby! Thankfully, there are also supplements available to boost and support your healthy aging and help you feel your best.  

Healthy plate

Organize Your Meds 

About 1.3 million people are injured by medication errors every year in the U.S according to the FDA. Taking the wrong medicine, the wrong dose, or even forgetting to take your medicine is dangerous. With a lot of different medicines to take, you need to create an organizing system to help you keep track. Sort by day, have a reminder app and be on top of refills not to lose any day. If you need little help with the small labels use the OrCam MyEye assistive tool.

Keep an Eye on Your Eyes

Your vision is your independence and your freedom. Maintaining a good vision is important to your everyday life activities. Therefore, always make sure to keep an eye on your eyes by wearing your prescription glasses, protecting your eyes from the sun, and giving your eyes a break during the day. At old age, it is crucial to schedule regular eye exams to have a better chance of detecting potential eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Search “eye doctor near me” and find yourself a good one!

close-up picture on an eye

Challenge Your Mind 

Games, reading, riddles, and crosswords are very beneficial for your health by improving memory, and maintaining healthy cognitive skills. Reading also reduces stress and can improve sleep. If you find it difficult to enjoy games or can’t read your favorite book because of your eyes, we suggest trying the smart OrCam MyEye. You can find a list of Adapted Games for visually impaired seniors here

Assistive Technology for Your Health and Independence. 

OrCam MyEye is a smart assistive tool suitable for all eye conditions and all levels of vision loss, as well as for people with reading fatigue and reading difficulties. The device increases independence by allowing individuals to access visual information (text, faces, products, colors, money notes), conveyed by audio.
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