Common Pain Points
Keeping Pain At Bay
- For one, seniors should keep their body mass index (BMI) within the ideal range of 21 to 23. A healthy BMI figure ensures that one’s weight is proportionate to his or her height and does not pose excessive pressure on the spine and knees. Seniors should also adopt a balanced diet. Doing so goes a long way to maintaining healthy bones and joints to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and sarcopenia (muscle loss).
- Keeping an active lifestyle is also important regardless of how advanced in age one is. The type of exercise performed does not matter as all forms of exercises help to achieve a long-term favourable outcome. In particular, the regular use of muscles helps to improve the longevity of joints, cartilage and nerves.
- In addition, seniors should have good sleeping habits by ensuring they get enough hours of shut-eye and also adhering to healthy sleep routines such as going to bed and waking up at a regular times. This is to ensure that they have sufficient rest.