Home care service providers encourage and support healthy lifestyle changes to increase vitality, health, and overall well-being.
ComForcare home care providers assist clients who are looking to make healthier choices in their lives every day. No matter what your age is, it is never too late to get healthy. By making a few healthy choices and behavior changes, you can greatly improve the way you feel and lower your risk for certain diseases.
Studies Support Healthy Choices
A recent article in The Atlantic shares that there are ways people can improve their health. The article states that over half of our mental and physical health status is related to lifestyle choices. By starting small, people can try new ways to make a difference. For example, consider taking small walks during the day, reaching out to old friends and family, or adding a new fruit or vegetable to your diet each month. No matter what you do, it will have a positive impact and you will feel better about yourself.
Make a Goal and Share It
Many people don’t realize, but they have a powerful influence over their own health. To jumpstart your new commitment, share your goals with family, friends, or home care providers. They can provide valuable support for you and may even join you in your pursuit of better health. Studies have proven that social and productive activities affect good health as much as physical activity, so bring a friend along!
When making new lifestyle changes, The Atlantic encourages people to make choices that already fit their overall lifestyle or personality. Look for activities, foods, and changes that already fit your sense of self, your interests, and your schedule. Once you have found them, speak with your family or home care provider to help you implement them. Whether you want to set a better sleep schedule, to add small afternoon walks to your schedule, or to make a trip to the local farmer’s market, don’t be afraid to ask for support.
Finding Support with a Chronic Condition
At ComForcare, we provide services for many individuals who are dealing with the challenges of a chronic condition or long-term illness. In fact, over 70 percent of seniors have a chronic condition. Whether you deal with heart disease, diabetes, or arthritis, there are still changes you can make that will help improve your health and even your chronic condition. Speak with your home care provider or your family and friends to set realistic goals for yourself. For example, if you have diabetes, try starting a healthy food swap group to share and enjoy healthy meal ideas with friends. It is okay to adapt your goals to meet the demands of your health condition, and always be sure to consult your physician before starting a new exercise routine. However, by starting small and staying dedicated, you can find many fun new ways to improve your lifestyle even while you manage a chronic condition.
New Choices for a Healthy New You
Healthy living includes more than just diet and exercise. By examining your social, physical, emotional, and spiritual activities, you can find ways to improve your health to help prevent concerns like illness, depression, or fatigue. Remember, start small, ask for support from home care providers, family, and friends, and set realistic and exciting goals for yourself and you will find success!
About ComForcare Home Care
ComForcare is a premier provider of private-duty, non-medical home care services to people of all ages, with offices located nationwide. Each office employs experienced, compassionate caregivers who make life easier for those coping with a chronic medical condition, recovering from an illness or injury, or dealing with the challenges of aging – in the comfort of their own home. ComForcare offers home care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving its services. Each ComForcare office is independently owned and operated.
ComForcare Home Care
2510 Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302