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Resolutions That Promote Health Aging in the New Year

A new year marks the perfect time for active adults to start thinking about healthy habits that will last through 2023. Whether you want to pick up a new hobby, expand your network of friends or improve your diet, making resolutions help you stay on track and avoid falling back into unhealthy patterns. As you think about the positive changes you want to make for 2023, here are a few ideas worth adding to your list.

Try something new

Studies show that learning a new skill can be valuable in healthy aging and slowing cognitive decline. Think about something you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time for. Maybe it’s studying a new language or learning a talent like sewing. Or perhaps you want to rekindle your love for playing the piano or sharpen your woodworking skills. Whatever it is, set a goal to do it this year!  At The Reserve, our social calendar offers countless opportunities to stay active, socialize and sharpen your skill set.  

Focus on healthy eating

Many people set goals to eat healthier in the new year. To make this resolution attainable, start by making small changes to your eating habits. This may include drinking more water, replacing your soda with sparkling water or choosing dark chocolate in place of a slice of pie. Focus on incorporating more nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables into your diet to help reduce your risk for chronic illness, maintain a healthy weight and improve your energy levels. 

At The Reserve, we take great pleasure in providing residents with high quality foods and services in the comfort of their home. Resident can select from an expansive upscale menu, prepared by our onsite culinary director.  

Move your body every day

There are numerous health benefits to getting enough exercise. To make physical activity more achievable, set a goal to do some form of exercise for at least 30 minutes each day. This could be taking your dog for three 10-minute walks or participating in a yoga class with friends. Find a method of movement or exercise you truly enjoy and incorporate it into your daily habits. Physical activity is especially important as you age as it supports heart health, strengthens joints and reduces the risk of injury from falls. 

Spend more time with people you love

Surrounding yourself with other people is paramount to your emotional well-being. This year, resolve to maintain relationships with important people in your life. Whether it’s spending more quality time with the grandkids or making time for an old friend you’ve lost touch with, being socially active is good for the body and mind. At The Reserve, we make it easy for residents to engage with neighbors and friends through a wide variety of activities, outings and new experiences. Socialize with neighbors in one of our newly updated common areas, take an exercise class at the fitness center, join a group trip to a local sporting event or enjoy a game of pool with friends in our billiards room. We host a weekly women’s group, continental breakfast in the Bistro, impromptu Happy Hours and more—so many opportunities to get and stay connected.

At The Reserve of Geneva, we are eager to help resident set and achieve new goals in the new year. From our beautiful campus grounds and Geneva’s abundant walking paths to our healthy dining options and thriving social calendar, we strive to support your health and well-being every day. 

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