Getting older should not be a depressing idea. As we age we become wiser, more humorous, and more open to new ideas while keeping old ideas nearby. When talking about elders, most exude a natural warmth for the outside world to feed off of. When I think bout older people, I suddenly have to urge to hear long stories and eat baked chocolate chip cookies.
What would you say if I told you that some seniors do not feel that warmth on the inside? After losing loved-ones they were once close to in their younger years, failing health, and lack of motivation, the future doesn’t appear bright for some. These seniors feel that their best days are behind them and that the only major event they have to look forward to now is death. However, this is the opposite of the truth.
Get Them a Pet
Having a pet not only helps your mood, but it also could have some great health benefits that I’m sure you would not want to pass up. Pets have the ability to decrease high blood pressure, lower anxiety levels down to the bare minimum, and boost memory. Caring for an animal is an extremely rewarding gesture. Visit your older relative today with a new companion for a gift, I promise the action will be greatly appreciated.
Exercise with a senior between three to four times a week to let these happy hormones take over. Working out with others also gives you a social boost. Not only will your body be in shape, but your attitude will also be fit. Remember, when we look good, we feel good. For overweight elderly people, exercise will cut pounds and help them gain life.
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