Ah, retirement. After decades of hard work and saving up, now you can sit back and spend glorious days of rest and relaxation, with a lot of free time to do whatever you want. Some people may find that without a job, the sudden amount of free time can be staggering. It can be certainly be boring, but it doesn’t have to be! There are so many possible hobbies and activities to do, depending on your interest, personality, and preferences.
The holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends. But even though it is the season to be jolly, this particular time can be difficult on elderly people’s health, as schedules might be disrupted for trips, shopping, and rich and decadent feasts. This can mean disrupted medication and sleep schedules and can make it harder for them to stick to a healthy diet. Large gatherings can also be the source of infections, and this doesn’t bode well for their immune system as well. Here are some tips for our senior loved ones to stay healthy during the holiday season.
Even though lounging in the sun feels amazing—and it does have some benefits, such as Vitamin D production and mood elevation—too much of it can also damage the skin. The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) light, which can reduce skin elasticity and can lead to premature aging. However, over time, UV exposure causes cumulative damage in the skin through unrepaired genetic mutations, and skin cells proliferate unchecked, thus resulting in cancers.