Fatigue is something that every older adult faces. But it often gets ignored by many as irrelevant. If seniors feel fatigued, they should look at how to treat it. If they completely ignore it, fatigue will start to affect their daily living. In order to keep it away, here are four tips for seniors on how to fight off fatigue.
Seniors who are lacking bodily fluids are the first to experience issues with daily activities. It becomes hard for them to even stay awake. In order to stay focused, and alert, older adults need to be hydrated. Being hydrated is the key to the physical and mental health of the elderly. When the body lacks water, your metabolism will be affected, and you will have less energy. This leads to fatigue and various other health issues.
With age, many seniors become less active. It is normal to not be as active as they were in their youth, but they shouldn’t avoid physical activity. Without activity, elderly adults start losing energy and that affects their strength, balance, and vision. All of these factors lead to fatigue. But, if seniors start exercising, they will boost energy levels and improve their heart, lung, and muscle health.
Get Enough Sleep
Missing sleep during the night will lead to fatigue during the day. In order to get more sleep, the elderly should avoid activities and large meals before going to bed. Also after getting into bed, older adults should stay away from TV, smartphones, and computers.
Eat Healthily and Often
Seniors should incorporate a healthy diet which will give them enough energy for the day. They should eat smaller meals during the day to keep their metabolism going. Also, they should always have a snack rich in iron nearby in case they can’t get home to eat but are starting to feel fatigued.
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