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What Every Senior Hoping to Boost Their Overall Quality of Life Should Know

What Every Senior Hoping to Boost Their Overall Quality of Life Should Know

By Jason Lewis of

Despite what you thought when you were 25 or what you hear from the younger crowd today, your golden years can actually be the most rewarding stage of your life.

It doesn’t just happen that way, however.

As a senior, in order to enjoy a higher quality of life, you need to work for it. Here’s what you should know to make it happen.

Staying Physically Active Is Where to Begin

Although exercise can be uncomfortable for seniors suffering from some ailments or mobility issues, know this: There is always a type of workout that you can do without too much pain and the benefits of exercise are well worth it.

Seniors who exercise spend less time injured or disabled than those who don’t — 25 percent in fact. The benefits of exercise extend far beyond that, however. Seniors can expect improvements to bone health, circulatory function, immune function, and more.

Even doing a few simple stretches can have a host of positive benefits, including reduced tension and calmness within the body and mind. If you need some stretching pointers, there’s a handy infographic that can provide some assistance, or check out the Mathias Method Mobility Guide.

You Can Easily Get Your Workout Indoors

When some seniors think about exercise, they think about scary things like running around the neighborhood, pumping iron at the gym, or barreling down a track on a bike.

You may be concerned about the weather as well. How can you exercise when it’s too hot, too cold, or storming outside? It doesn’t have to be this way.

Seniors can get more-than-adequate physical activity safely indoors. Try swimming, yoga, bodyweight exercises, group fitness classes, resistance band training, YouTube exercise videos, or even fitness-related video games.

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You Can’t Isolate Your Way to Better Health

It doesn’t matter whether you want to spend time with friends at church, call up a workout buddy to accompany you on a walk, or host a weekly card game — as long as you’re socializing with other people with relative frequency, you’re actively improving your overall well-being.

It is thought that “older people who have close connections and relationships not only live longer, but also cope better with health conditions and experience less depression.” It appears that being an active member of a social group stimulates brain activity in a positive manner.

Your Dietary Needs Have Expanded

Eating a well-balanced diet full of fruits and veggies and low in sugar and saturated fat is what keep all humans healthy. When you’re 30, that’s about all it takes. But when you’re 60 and older, that well-balanced diet is necessary, but it’s not enough.

Your dietary needs have expanded. Your body now requires specific vitamins and supplements and perhaps extra nutrients.

You should work to increase your calcium, vitamin D, B1, and fiber at the very least. Also, remember to stay hydrated. You may have to drink more water than you think you should.

In the end, consult your doctor and listen to what your body is telling you.

Getting Quality Sleep May Be the Key That Unlocks It All

If you don’t give your mind and body the shutdown time it needs to replenish and recharge, then everything else you do — from diet and exercise to socialization — may be all for naught.

Sleep is vital to help you maintain and improve pretty much every aspect of your physical and mental health. For better sleep, try sticking to a strict bedtime and wake-up schedule, avoid eating in the hours before bedtime, try to limit your exposure to “blue light” (smartphone screens, computers, TV), and consider melatonin supplements.

What is the thread tying all of this together? Control. You are ultimately in control of your overall health. Sure, there are some things that are out of your control. But taking a “woe is me” or an “I’m just too old to change things attitude” won’t get you anywhere.

Make some of these smart lifestyle changes or additions and you’ll improve your overall quality of life in no time.


Confidence Is Key For Success!

Confidence Is Key

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Confidence is key to success. If you want to be successful, you must be confident in yourself.

By simply being confident you are much more likely to succeed! Know that you are great, and you always have been great! You just have to find a way to show others how great you are! 

In order to build your confidence, start by doing things that you are good at, or at least enjoy doing.

Create some success in doing things you know you can succeed at, and grow upon them. Keep creating small victories, and then start to branch out to things that are new, or more difficult.

You don’t have to jump straight into the shark pit right off the bat. You can build up your strength and courage through small victories, and let each victory make you stronger and more courageous to try new, more difficult things. 

For example, we have all had fear before taking tests in school. Many of us would get so stressed that we lose confidence and do worse than if we just relaxed, and did what we knew we could.

It is always best to start by doing some problems that you know you can get right, both in practice and during the test. That will build up your confidence and also help you solve the more difficult ones by giving you a base to build on.

If you start with difficult questions first, you may lose confidence and then the easier questions become more difficult.

The same rules apply to any test life hands you! Give yourself that initial boost and keep the momentum going!

Let your small successes motivate you to do more!

When you want to reach a goal, or you are presented with a challenge, start by planning out small victories that will lead towards your ultimate goal.

If you’re trying to lose weight, or become more fit, be happy with small victories. Even a half pound loss is a success. Doing one more rep, or an extra minute during exercise is a success.

Keep creating those little victories and they will add up to incredible success!

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How To Defeat Your Self-Doubt

How To Defeat Your Self-Doubt

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This is an excerpt from my Book “Motivated Mindset“. 

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We are hard on ourselves. We all want to succeed, yet many of us live with self-doubt.

We doubt our future. We doubt our abilities, qualities, and our dreams. We doubt ourselves too much, too often.

If you don’t defeat this self-doubt, then you will never succeed.

You MUST not doubt yourself! You must have the self-confidence to succeed!

Believe in yourself because no one will do it for you. 

It’s not easy to be confident when you just keep failing. We tend to get in our heads and start fighting against ourselves, thinking about all the things we are not good at, rather than the things that we are good at.

There’s always that battle going on inside of us, trying to hold down our confidence. If we don’t defeat it, then there’s little chance for success.

We have to let go of what has already happened, learn from it, and look forward, to when we will succeed.

We get held back by what is in our head, so we have already lost before we have begun. We have to learn to defeat our own self-doubt before we can defeat our opponent.

Nothing will change the past, so all we can do is fight for our future.

Fight for our goals, fight for our dreams, fight for success. We have to fight, and keep on fighting until we have defeated ourselves because the only thing holding us back is us.

Defeat yourself, and you can do anything!

You are not weak or average! You are a powerful being that has nothing to lose (except self-doubt) and everything to gain!

You have the strength to take on anything and will defeat everything in front of you because you have the power within yourself to fight for your dreams! You have everything you need right inside of your head and you are ready to let it all out!

Get ready world, you are coming to take over!

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