6 Simple Steps to Help Seniors Improve Energy & Health
Many men and women find that when they reach retirement age, their energy and health begin to decline. Sadly, many seniors erroneously believe that this is a “normal” part of getting older and that it’s time to start slowing down. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth! Prioritizing personal health and wellness after retirement enables a senior to continue to feel their best so they can enjoy these golden work-free years with energy and vitality.
In this article the hormone replacement specialists and anti aging experts at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ share six simple steps seniors can implement for improving energy and health at any age.
#1. Seniors Should Build a Routine to Improve Energy & Health
Once you no longer have to punch a clock it can be tempting to sleep in every day, or sit on the couch and snack for hours in front of the TV, or even stay up “as late as you want” and binge movies.
But establishing a routine is important for seniors to maintain a healthy lifestyle after retirement. Waking up and going to bed at the same time every day will improve your sleep quality and ensure your body gets the rest it needs. Making time every day for some stretching and regular light exercise will help your body staff fit and flexible. And planning out time to do the things you love – reading, gardening, antiquing – brings you joy that contributes to mental health and wellbeing.
#2. Senior Hormone Therapy Can Improve Energy & Health
Hormones – including estrogen and testosterone – affect literally every process of the body, including energy, vitality, sex drive, immunity, and much more. But hormone production declines dramatically in both women and men as they age. Symptoms of hormone deficiency or imbalance include weight gain, low energy, loss of sex drive, mental fog, and more.
By balancing and optimizing hormone levels, men and women can better support a strong immune system, increase energy, lose fat, build muscle, optimize wellness and feel healthier and happier for the long term.
If you’re a senior who is eating and sleeping well, but you’re still feeling sluggish or “off”, schedule a consultation at Tutera Medical. We’ll conduct a physical evaluation and do a thorough blood test to determine your hormone levels. If your hormone levels are imbalanced or low, we can bring them back into balance with convenient hormone replacement pellet therapy.
#3. Seniors Thyroid Hormone Therapy Can Increase Energy
The thyroid is vital to many aspects of your body’s healthy functioning. The thyroid gland produces hormones which are responsible for regulating “metabolism” – including how you convert food to energy, fat or muscle. When the thyroid doesn’t function properly, it can produce too little or too much hormone, which can lead to fatigue, fat gain, mental fog, and a variety of diseases and health risks.
Schedule a consultation with a Tutera Medical provider in Scottsdale, AZ, who can evaluate your thyroid levels and, if need be, bring them back into balance with hormone replacement therapy.
#4. Seniors Add Probiotics to Increase Energy & Improve Health
Probiotics are live bacteria naturally found in healthy digestive systems that are good for you. Sometimes probiotics are called “good bacteria”. When the body gets out of balance, due to poor diet, stress, lack of sleep, essential “good bacteria” can be missing from the gut.
Probiotics supplements help improve seniors’ gastrointestinal health and help prevent or treat diarrhea caused by infections or antibiotics. Probiotics also boost the immune system to fight bacterial infections and viruses. They can also improve systems of irritable bowel syndrome and reduce inflammation and allergies. Some clinical trials have shown that probiotics may also reduce acute respiratory infections.
By reducing infection and inflammation probiotics can increase energy and improve overall health and vitality in seniors of any age.
#5. Supplements for Improved Energy & Health In Seniors
A healthy, well-balanced diet is essential to general wellbeing, vitality, and health. But with today’s processed foods it is often necessary to supplement one’s diet with necessary vitamins and nutrients that may be difficult to attain from food alone
One supplement we love for seniors is SottoPelle DIM. (Diindolylmethane) is found in vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower that is beneficial for hormone balance and immune system health. DIM has been proven in clinical studies to improve estrogen metabolism, increase antioxidant protection of the heart and brain, and increase sexual drive, in men and women. There is also evidence that DIM is linked to aiding in the prevention of enlarged prostates in senior men.
#5. Seniors Stay Active for Improved Energy & Health After
While sleep and relaxation are important to health after retirement, it’s important for seniors to balance rest with staying active. Even moderate physical exercise can help elevate mood, keep your immune system strong, and keep your mind sharp.
Creating a regular exercise routine that fits your level of fitness and your lifestyle is another safe and important way to increase energy and maintain vitality. It doesn’t have to be at a gym. Taking regular walks, bike rides, or doing whatever you enjoy will help keep you motivated!
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