Ageing Well Positively and Your Wellbeing
For many, the thought of getting older can be a worrying and daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be.
As with many things in life, it’s always helpful to maintain a positive attitude as much as possible- our thoughts, beliefs, ideas and attitudes can have a significant impact on our physical and emotional wellbeing as we age.
Embrace positive thinking
Positive thoughts and emotions can make a real difference, even by following some of these simple steps:
- Do some form of meditation or yoga
- Spend time with people who uplift you and make you feel loved.
- Look for the positives and joy in even the littlest things.
- Immerse yourself in something that makes you feel good- listening to your favourite piece of music, watching your favourite film or tv show, or reading a book can all make a difference.
There are many benefits to positive thinking:
Some of the main benefits of embracing positive thinking are the following:
- Stress reduction
- Improved immunity
- Lower risk of heart disease
- Can help you to live longer
A recent study found that positive thinking can result in an 11–15% longer lifespan and a stronger likelihood of living to age 85 or older- although factors such as gender, income, depression, and health status were all taken into account.
Change your lifestyle
Following a simple, healthy lifestyle can definitely help to preserve your health and energy, and just a few lifestyle changes can add years to your life.
- Exercise regularly
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat a nutrient-dense diet https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-most-nutrient-dense-foods-on-the-planet
- Consume only moderate amounts of alcohol
- Do not smoke
By making some simple changes to your lifestyle and embracing positive thoughts, you may really start to notice the benefits to your physical, mental, and emotional health.
You can find out more about Ageing Well Positively at The Positive Ageing website, which is packed full of information and inspiration to help you and your loved ones approach ageing in a positive manner: https://positiveageing.org.uk
At Abicare we understand that anyone, of any age, may require care at some point in their lives – we recognise that all our clients have a variety of care requirements, based on the complexity of their needs.
We provide many activities to help stimulate the mental wellbeing of all our clients – something as simple as doing some puzzles with their carer or having a carer listen to their stories can make a real difference and can help to evoke some happy and positive memories.
Where appropriate, we have also taken some of our clients to our special Abicare tea parties! We have also hosted a Christmas party for some of our clients – these events are great for interaction and to have a good old sing song!
We assist all our clients to have positive thinking and to maintain their wellbeing, which is why we are proud to promote equality, respect and diversity to ensure that emotional, social, cultural, religious and spiritual needs are met.
You can find out about all the care we provide here: https://www.abicare.co.uk/who-we-support/
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