A new year is a time for a new attitude. Why not do yourself a favor and adopt some fun, healthy habits? The senior community here at our Alpharetta apartments is the ideal group for finding partners to help keep you motivated and on track. Find a group of like-minded neighbors and help each other to develop a healthier lifestyle. Choose one or more of these examples for a fun new change in your life.
Cook Healthier Foods
Sure, cooking for one or two can be difficult, but eating premade can be healthy if you do it too often. Start by learning a healthy new recipe each week and turn it into a social occasion by cooking and eating it together with friends. Learn to stir fry one week, go vegetarian the next, or look into cooking food from other countries once a month. Food tastes better when it’s freshly prepared, and it’s much healthier as well.
Form an Exercise Club
There’s no sense getting bored by doing the same type of physical exercise every day. Get together with a few friends and try new things each week. Spend half an hour in our fitness center, go for a swim or do water aerobics in our pool, stroll around the grounds or at a nearby mall, or do a workout video together in your living room. Let each group member pick a new activity at the beginning of the week, and vote for your favorites at the end of the month. Who knows, you may fall in love with a new activity that you want to do all the time.
Life can be stressful, no matter who you are or how you live, and meditation is a proven way to help reduce stress and increase well-being. You can meditate in any part of your home, or use headphones to take your instructions or music outdoors. Just find a comfortable spot where you won’t be interrupted for a while. Use guided meditation recordings or find an online class to use at home. In just 20 minutes a day, you can find new energy and purpose for the rest of your life.
Learning and trying new things is a healthy way to live, and it’s always a good idea to develop new healthy habits. The amenities at our 55 plus active adult community make it easy to do. Call our office to schedule a tour today.