Walnuts, or nuts in general, have been found to aid the prevention of chronic illness, improve lifespan, and, according to new research, combat inflammation, the single most important marker of aging. They are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, fiber, and minerals, all of which work together to reduce inflammation and its negative effects on the body. Here are some health benefits of walnuts that may help aged adults age gracefully and live long and healthy lives.
Have a Positive Outlook Towards Aging
For many people, aging might seem as though it puts a limitation on what you can do or accomplish. This is not the case. The fact is that the more positive you are towards aging, the more likely you are to hope, explore new things, and remain more emotionally and physically resilient. In fact, research has shown that as compared to people who view aging as a period of uselessness or helplessness, people who associate aging with satisfaction and wisdom are more than 40% more like to fully recover from disabilities.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
While this is important for everyone, food can play a really big role in how your body ages. The best option is to maintain a low-glycemic diet where you have a varied intake of fresh vegetables and fruits. Not only can this help you feel better and slow down the aging process, but it can also help you to remain healthier by lowering the chances of you contracting illnesses or diseases.
On top of this, it is also important that you regulate the amount of food that you are having. Eating too much can cause you to be lethargic after your meals, but the long-term effects can lead to obesity and other health risks that can affect your quality of life.
Use Sun Protection
Many people view sun protection as a kind of feminine product or cosmetic, however, it is crucial if you plan to lower the risks of skin cancer and want to look more youthful. Wearing sunscreen helps to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. This is important even on days that you are traveling or plan to be indoors.
Enjoy the Best of Senior Living with The Park Oak Grove
Here at The Park Oak Grove, we understand that sometimes external factors can be what is hindering you from enjoying your golden years. Whether it is having to keep up with household chores, maintenance, or even landscaping, that are many different factors that can contribute to why you are not living your best life. This is why in our senior living community, we offer resort-style living where our team is able to help you to maintain your home so that you can enjoy the things you love.
On top of this, we also have a wide variety of exclusive senior living programs where our residents are able to look forward to exciting new activities and events every single day. For more information about our housing options or amenities, contact us today and our senior living coordinator will be able to share more.