Accessible New Year’s Resolutions
There are a lot of things that are imperfect with your typical New Year’s resolution, with them often becoming either a stressful burden or a forgotten cliche.
However, there are ways of making this time-honoured tradition one you can approach with confidence and enthusiasm this year.
You can start by following this guide to implementing accessible New Year’s resolutions that will be suitable for everyone in 2021.
Forget all the promises about losing weight — it’s more important to find a diet that lets you enjoy food and get the right balance of nutrients, especially as you get older.
That’s why you should make a resolution that is specific and achievable.
Maybe you want to explore eating more seafood and fish dishes, or finally conquer your hatred of brussel sprouts. Alternatively, you could get scientific about it and try and eat more foods that are rich in specific nutrients and vitamins.
10 Minutes Of Exercise
It’s something nearly everyone always puts on their resolutions — but exercise can also be inaccessible.
This is why we think it’s important to keep things simple, and achievable, by aiming for an easy 10 minutes of exercise every day.
Don’t be fooled by the short timeframe. 10 minutes of exercise every day will actually go a long way to helping keep your body and mind healthy and active.
Here are some ideas for exercises for seniors.
Time To Get Creative
A resolution should be something fun and exciting that you can genuinely look forward to doing, and as an added bonus, creative resolutions can be among the most accessible and beneficial.
As you get older, keeping every part of your brain active becomes even more important, so really, this is the ideal time to learn to paint, or even take on a new instrument.
Here we gave some more tips on keeping an active mind.
Challenge Your Brain
Just as with creativity, challenging your brain is vital. It is something that you will want to be doing on a frequent basis, making it a great resolution topic.
Here are some ways you can keep your brain active and challenged that will be accessible to everyone:
Start A Book Club
Learn A New Language
Start A Hobby Club
Take An Online Course
One of the things you need to stay more aware of as you get older is monitoring your health. This doesn’t mean constantly worrying about warning signs, something that can have a detrimental effect if you're always stressing about every little new niggle.
Instead, it really means having a clear schedule in place, which is where resolutions come into play!
Make your 2021 goal to schedule regular check-ins with your healthcare providers, and to organize your medications in a way that ensures you don’t overlook anything. A medication dispenser can really help with the latter, and if you’re technologically savvy there are a number of helpful scheduling apps available.
Make Sure Your Home Is Safe
One of the most important things you should be taking care of is ensuring that your home is properly outfitted to help you move around it freely and safely and that your quality of life is preserved in a safe manner.
This may mean you have to make some upgrades, or you may have to install new features as your capabilities change. Either way, you won’t have to look far to resolve this particular resolution, we have a wide range of accessibility products from beds to grab bars right here at Island Mediquip.
While the focus of resolutions often lies on health — especially exercise and diet — sleep rarely gets a mention. Despite this, it’s just as vital to keeping your body and mind active, which is why it’s definitely a resolution goal that’s worth tracking.
Start keeping a sleep journal and you may be surprised by the results.
So many resolutions are about the future, but we also think it’s a great idea to look back into the past.
For example, if you have any family recipes or stories you want to pass down, why not collect them and put pen to paper, giving your family something they can cherish? Or, bring back the lost art of letter writing and get in touch with some old friends.
Here at Island Mediquip we’re committed to ensuring our customers are comfortable and well looked after, which is why we only stock the very best in accessibility products and aids.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch, or if you know what you’re looking for, you can browse our range of top-notch products today.