Health is priceless. Nowadays, people take health as their priority concern. Elderly are the treasure of every family. Their health conditions are our main concern because this is the main responsibility as son and daughter. The following tips can assist you to take care of you elderly.
ELDERLY HEALTH CARE
- More vegetable and less fat
The rate of metabolism is gradually decreasing due to the age. If the diets for the elderly contain high contents of fat will increase the risk of high blood pressure, high blood lipid and high cholesterol. The risk of cardiovascular disease will also be increased. Therefore, we should encourage elders to choose a low fat meal and increase the intake of vegetables and fruits to enhance absorption of nutrients and boost the immunity.
- Mental health
Life style will have an instant change after retirement which will give a huge pressure to the elderly as they cannot adapt the new life style easily. After their retirement, they may have wrong concept on they will become the burden of their family. Emotional fluctuation may occur due to the elderly under stress for a long period of time and lead to some health issues like fatigue, low immunity and so on. Therefore, family members should encourage them to participate in different activities and expand their social zone. Explore new hobbies and interact with different people can promote mental health and maintain a positive feeling.
- Sudden weather change
The weather may sudden change throughout the day. Elderly will get cold easier than adult because the immunity of elderly is weaker and their body cannot easily adapt the sudden change of temperature. The risk of respiratory disease is also increased. In cold weather, family members should remind the elderly to keep warm on their head and limbs with scarves or gloves. In hot weather, family members should ensure the elderly is fully hydrated and in a good circulation environment to avoid heat stroke.
CHILDREN'S MENTAL ELEMENTS OF CULTURE
According to government statistics, the number of elderly in the past 50 years of sustained average annual growth of 4.8%, the number of elderly people has now exceeded 100 million, and their physical and spiritual health are very worthy of our attention.
1. weather changes
2. Food too is a blessing
3. Mental stress
Of course, family care and care for the elderly are the most in need, and more opportunity to hold and cherish what you have, with your elders around to share emotions with it!
BODY DETOXIFICATION PLANT
Different organs have their own main role in body system. The heart is responsible for blood circulation. The brain is center of the nervous system and the stomach help to digest food. However, people often forget one important organ, the liver, which is also called the “human detoxification factory”.
Main functions of the liver:
- Regulation of sugar, protein and fat level in blood
- Detoxification and removal of blood bilirubin, ammonia or other toxins
- Process nutrients obtained from diet and transform them into the active form
- Storage of nutrients, such as vitamin A, iron and other essential minerals
- Synthesis of proteins
- Synthesis coagulation factors to help blood coagulation
- Decompose and metabolize alcohol and many drugs
How to protect your liver?
- Balanced Diet
A balanced diet is essential to protect your liver. You should pay good attention to the salt, sugar and fat content in each meal to ensure not to intake excessive salt, sugar and fat. Moreover, animal organs contain high level of cholesterol and fats. Consumption of animal organs should be minimized to reduce the liver load and promote liver health. Each meal should contain large amounts of fiber, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, whole wheat bread, rice and cereal foods. High fiber contents food can induce intestinal peristalsis and reduce constipation.
- Reduce Body Weight
High body weight can increase the risk of fatty liver. Fatty liver would affect liver function and may lead to more severe liver diseases. Therefore, you should maintain BMI at a normal level (18.5-24.9).
- Moderate Exercise
You should do moderate exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, such as, walking, jogging or swimming which can increase the burning of body fat and promote liver health.
- Reduce Alcohol Consumption
An enzyme in the liver cells is used in the decomposition of alcohol. Liver enzymes can break down alcohol into other inactive chemicals, and they will be further broken down into water and carbon dioxide. These chemicals are excreted through urine and lungs. Excessive alcohol will increase the workload of your liver which can increase the risk of fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis or other liver diseases.
- Understand Your Own Medication
Most of the medicine are decomposed and metabolized by the liver. They should be taken in accordance with the instructions of the doctor. Excessive intake of iron, niacin and vitamin A can also influence the health of your liver.
- Liver Health Supplement
Milk Thistle has detoxification effect and can resist and excrete toxins effectively. They can improve liver function and repair of liver cells as well.
BODY DETOXIFICATION PLANT
Nowadays, no matter during working hours or leisure time we have to use smart phones and computers. Our eyes are required to concentrate on those devices and you may encounter the followings problems:
• Pain, tiredness, burning or itching of the eyes
• Dry or watery eyes
• Blurred or double vision
• Pain in neck, shoulder or back pain
• Increase sensitivity to light
• Trouble on focusing
• Difficulty to keep the eyes open
5 tips to keep your eyes healthy
1. Starting from your diet
• Green leafy vegetables e.g. spinach, kale
• Salmon, tuna and other oily fish
• Eggs, nuts, beans
• Orange or other citrus fruits/juices
2. Smoking cessation
3. Wear sunglasses
4. Correct ways to use computer
• Adjust the screen to the position which the top of the monitor is level with your eyes.
• Avoid glare from windows and lights. Make sure the brightness of the monitor is optimized.
• When your eyes too dry, blink more to allow tears moisturize your eye
• Get your eyes rest for every 20 minutes and relax them with looking at something for more than 6 meters away. You should take a 15 minutes break after 2 hours working on the computer.
5. Regular eye check
IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF SLEEP
After a hectic day of work, most people will need a good sleep to refresh themselves to get ready for another day. Insomnia would be the worst nightmare to encounter. Irregular resting schedule, school work and pressure from work are some of the factors that influence sleep quality and cause insomnia. You may feel anxious or lack of energy the next day. Anxiety and stress switch on the vicious cycle. Here are some simple tips for you to get rid of insomnia and improve your sleep quality.
- Regular Sleeping Schedule
Regular sleep schedule can improve the sleep quality.
- Exercise Regularly
Swimming, jogging and walking are exercises that can help you relax. However, having vigorous exercise and exercise before bed should be avoided.
- Appropriate Sleep Environment
Sleep environment is a factor which can influence your sleep. You should ensure your pillows and mattresses are comfortable and supportive to you. You should avoid the bedroom not too hot, too cold, too bright and too noisy.
- Avoid tea or coffee before going to bed
Tea and coffee contain caffeine. Caffeine has stimulating effect which will keep you awake and it takes several hours to wear off from your body. You are recommended to drink a glass of warm milk before bed.
- Avoid alcoholic drinks before going to bed
Alcohol may make you feel sleepy at first, but will affect your sleeping quality which can disrupt sleep later in the night.
- Do not eat or drink right before going to bed
Eating right before going to bed will activate your digestive system and keep you awake. You should have your meal few hours before bedtime.
- Limit activities in bed
The bed is for sleeping, you should avoid watching TV, using your phone or studying on the bed. All these activities can increase alertness and make it more difficult for you to fall asleep.
- If you have insomnia, get up and do something
You should not stay in bed awake for more than 5-10 minutes. You should try to do something like read, listen to quiet music or watch TV until you feel tired enough and go to bed again.