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The Struggle to Remain Young

Whether you want to live longer or just hold onto a bit of your youth as you age, here we provide you with a few simple things that may help you to stay just a little bit younger:

1. Choose More Heart Healthy Foods – choose foods with strong anti-inflammatory affects that can help improve the health of your heart like fruits and vegetables, garlic, olive oil and fish. Steer clear of foods that can block the arteries like fried items or ones drenched in saturated fats.

2. Drink Water on a Regular Basis – Stay hydrated, it will help you to keep your energy levels up, and help you with the digestive process. Water can also help fend off hunger and prevent bad breath.

3. Take Aspirin – One terrific thing you can do for your health barely takes any effort at all. Pop an Aspirin daily with half a glass of warm water and help lower inflammation throughout the body and prevent colon cancer, esophageal cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer.

4. Use Mind Maps – It’s easy to become overwhelmed and stressed out when you have a goal in front of you. Instead of making a limited To Do List, use a mind map. Put your goal in the middle of a piece of paper and draw lines branching out from it with other ideas about how you can reach that goal. This method allows you to be more open-minded.

As a caregiver talk to your residents about keeping a healthy.  Likewise, always promote, encourage and protect what is in the best interest of your residents.  And remember caregivers, the tips mentioned above apply to you too.  Take care of yourself caregivers! 

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