Celebrations are an integral part of life. From the very day a child is born, people celebrate. When a baby takes his first steps or utters his first words, his parents celebrate.
This doesn’t stop as we grow old. At 40 we celebrate Ruby jubilee, at 45, we celebrate Sapphire jubilee, at 50, we celebrate Golden jubilee, and at 60, we celebrate Diamond jubilee. At 70, we celebrate Platinum jubilee, at 75, we celebrate Diamond jubilee again.
Marking these milestones comes with great joy and excitement; however, once we attain the age of 60 and above there are various health issues that are common to senior citizens. Things like food choking, neck pain, leg cramps, and tingling feet are things older people can identify with.
The self-care tips outlined here will provide immediate help before getting to a doctor when faced with these issues.
1. Food Choking: In case of food choking all you need to do is raise your hands. By raising your hands above your head, the food stuck in your throat will go down by itself.
2. Neck Pain: Sometimes one could wake up with pain in the neck. Using a pillow wrongly can cause this. In such a situation, all you need to do is lift your feet then pull your toes and move your foot in clockwise or anticlockwise direction.
3. Cramps: When you have cramps in your left leg, raise your right hand high. When you have in your right leg, raise your left hand high, you will immediately feel better.
4. Tingling Sensation: If you experience tingling in your left foot, swing your right arm with all your strength. When your right foot is tingling, swing your left arm with all your strength.
Every aged person will agree that extra attention to personal well-being is needed.
The seemingly little adjustments that you make in your lifestyle after retirement will go a long way in maintaining your overall well-being. Some of these include:
- Avoid sleeping alone in the room at night if you can help it. Don’t ever lock yourself up alone in your room at night. Where your spouse is not available, get someone to stay with you, especially at night.
- Don’t be too tired or busy to take your medications. Regardless of how great you feel, don’t default on taking your prescriptions.
- Don’t neglect your doctor’s counsel, especially as regards what you eat and do.
- Avoid loneliness at all costs.
- Make yourself happy no matter the circumstance because life goes on with or without you.
- Be prayerful and less materialistic.
- Make people around you happy, but not at the expense of your joy.
- Avoid eating after 6:30 pm. Snack on fruits and water only if you feel hungry at night.
- Make the effort to take walks early in the morning to rejuvenate your body.
- Be grateful to God at all times.
New research is starting to explore how gratitude works to decrease depression and improve mental health. You will be doing yourself a world of good to remain thankful and choose to be grateful every day, every way, and in everything.
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