Sep 15, 2017 by Tammara LaCasse
There may be days when your loved one is bouncing off the walls and ready to tackle every task put in front of them and then there are those days when your loved one barely moves from the couch and does not want to handle their obligations. A loss of energy can occur, especially as we age and you will notice that you slowly lose your oomph While a lot of energy loss can be chalked up to age, age cannot be blamed for all of it. It is important that your loved one have their health checked by a primary care doctor often and our home health care team can transport them to and from their appointments. Below, you will find three ways that your loved one can boost their energy with help from their home health care aide.
It is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Poor hydration leads to a loss of energy and can even result in more serious problems such as dehydration. Seniors become dehydrated quicker than others because they do not always recognize the signs that they are thirsty. Seniors should be drinking and average of 7 to 8 glasses of water per day.
Your loved one’s home health care aide can see to it that your loved one consumes enough water. When hydrated, you will notice that your parent or grandparent has much more energy.
The foods that you consume help to fuel your body and if you put junk in, then you will experience a lack of energy. Your body needs wholesome foods to sustain itself and to ensure you have the energy you need to push through the day. Energy boosting foods include:
As you can see, even a simple change in diet and hydration can boost your loved one’s energy levels. If you would like to learn more about our home health care services, call Comfort Keepers today.