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5 Ways Older Adults Can Be Healthy and Happy in 2019

As 2018 winds down, many of us are looking forward to the fresh start of a new year. It’s common for people to make several resolutions but abandon them after a few months. This year, consider focusing on one or two important goals. If you’re unsure where to start, you can choose one of the five resolutions laid out below.

  1. Spend Time With Loved Ones

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as maintaining your physical health, and resolving to spend time with the people you love, including family members of friends you treasure, can have great benefits in both areas. When you focus more on your relationships, you may notice that your spirits become lifted, and you feel more energized.

  1. Stay Active

Just because you’re no longer as young as you once were doesn’t mean you can’t still do the things you enjoy. Community centers often organize fun runs, senior sports tournaments and other group activities. You can even pick up a new active hobby such as cycling or dance.

  1. Take Time For Yourself

This is a critical resolution if you stay busy or have a lot of family obligations. It’s incredibly important to make sure that you take the time to do things that you find relaxing and rejuvenating. Whether this is meditation, crafting or taking solitary walks, resolve to care for yourself like you would a dear friend.

  1. Discover New Foods

Did you know that your tastes and food preferences can change over time? This year, why not resolve to try as many new types of cuisine as you can? Whether you cook the dishes yourself or visit a restaurant, you may discover that you have a new favourite food.

  1. Reinvent Your Look

Looking stylish and having fun with your appearance is something you can do at any age. Even if you have a few more wrinkles or a couple of extra pounds, you can resolve to showcase your personal style in 2019. Salons and department stores often have in-house expert stylists to help customers achieve a style that makes them feel happier and more confident. Don’t be shy about enlisting their help!

Let 2019 Be Your Year

Don’t let yourself get bogged down with too many ambitious goals for the new year. Pick one or two resolutions that really speak to you and let them guide your path. Then make 2019 your best year yet!