Now What Did I Come In Here For?
By Stephen R. Farris
Have you ever been at home watching television, then when a commercial comes on you decide to go to the kitchen to grab a snack? You know exactly what you want to get as soon as you rise out of your recliner. But for some reason, as soon as you walk through the doorway to the kitchen, all of a sudden your mind goes blank. You ask yourself, "What did I come in here to get?"
Hey, it happens to the best of us. Our brains get foggy on occasion. A lot of people do this and it's not just limited to the older generations, but all ages do it. We simply momentarily forget things. But there are ways to help keep your mind sharp and less forgetful, especially for those of us reaching or nearing the senior level of our lives.
Not only does exercise help keep our strength levels up, but it can also help improve our mood. Regular exercise lowers your risk for heart disease, diabetes and hypertension as well, something a lot of seniors face as they grow older.
Check Your Health
If you're not feeling well or you think you might be at risk for certain medical conditions, then don't hesitate to go see your doctor or chiropractic and get checked out. It's always best to catch health problems early, rather than late, plus it'll give you a little more peace of mind instead of wondering and worrying constantly.
Get More Sleep
We all need a good night's sleep in order to properly function each day, especially when it comes to our mind and body. At least eight hours. If you're not sleeping well at night, then it could be from the mattress you're sleeping on, the way you sleep, or the medication you're taking. It could even be from a hidden sleep conditions such as apnea or from stress in your life. If you feel you might have sleep apnea, get it checked out as soon as possible.
Stay Socially Active
Remain active in social circles. Keep in touch with friends and family. Make new friends, engage in conversations. There's nothing better than conversing over dinner with a good friend or family member. Do anything to keep your mind active.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, Ariz.