Happy and Active Older People Live Longer

Old age is the time in a person’s life when they can and should enjoy life. Old age is a time when a person should have the freedoms to do the things that he or she wants to do.  Studies show that there is a direct correlation between happiness and long life. And there is a strong correlation between positive outlook and physical well-being. That means that a person who sees their life in a positive light will have better physical fitness, overall.

One way that a person can stay healthy and mentally happy is to exercise. For those who experience mobility issues, those issues can obviously pose certain challenges to a person’s ability to perform exercise. But that’s where mobility assisted devices such as a golf cart or even a scooter can get a person moving and interacting. For example, even a simple trip around the neighborhood can stimulate and release endorphins. And if a person struggles with the aches and pains of arthritis or pinched nerves, then he or she can find some relief from the pain because of exercise.

A nutritious diet is also critically important to a person’s health and well-being. In addition to exercise, quality food and clear water will only bolster a person’s health. And for someone who struggles to prepare their own food because of mobility issues, then it may become necessary to either find them assistance or design the kitchen—when appropriate—to fit their needs. And when a person loses the ability to cook food that is nutritious, then his or her health will definitely suffer.

Research has shown that when older people have a sense of purpose, then that sense has an absolutely positive effect on their life. Reduced mobility can cause a person to feel less purposeful, and when that mobility begins to interrupt daily life, then daily life can become a challenge. If you or one of your loved ones are experiencing reduced mobility, then call the mobility specialists at G and J Enterprises. Mobility is important to quality

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