5 Simple New Year's Resolutions

December 28, 2017

1. Take a walk every day.

Only 20 minutes of physical activity a day, such as walking, can have huge health benefits. Decrease your risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and more just by staying active. 

2. Pass on dessert or opt for the sugar-free option.

Eating dessert after dinner each night can lead to unhealthy weight gain and risk of high blood sugar. In the New Year, make an effort to skip dessert a few times a week, or choose the sugar-free option instead for better health.

3. Visit or write your grandchildren.

The art of a handwritten letter isn’t lost just yet! If you can’t get out to visit your grandchildren due to locality or mobility reasons, try starting a pen pal system with them. Older adults who stay connected with family and friends are more likely to feel content.

4. Rekindle or find a hobby.

Whether it be painting, photography or collecting items, many seniors forget about hobbies they once enjoyed for hours on end. Use the start of the New Year as inspiration to get back to one of your favorite pastimes, which will conjure many postive memories. 

5. Volunteer.

Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose and satisfaction. There are endless opportunities for volunteering - on campus at Piedmont Crossing, local soup kitchen, nearby theater, animal shelter. Helping others (humans or animals) will instantly make you feel renewed. 

Take advantage of these New Year's resolutions to discover a better YOU! To learn more about retirement living, call Blair at 336-474-3605. www.piedmontcrossing.org