Seniors pick fun and healthy new year’s resolutions


January 5, 2012

Seniors pick fun and healthy new year's resolutionsIt is the new year and with it comes a slew of resolutions that people across the country hope to achieve in 2012. The usual losing weight and eating healthier are important, but some may want to select resolutions that is deemed important. For instance, seniors may want to consider some anti-aging resolutions to keep them fit throughout their golden years, according to Los Altos Patch.

A couple of these goals include partaking in a new sport, as exercise doesn't have to be performed in the same way each day. Also, plan a vacation for the new year, possibly somewhere that the senior has never been, as this can rejuvenate any person, the media outlet reports.

Another beneficial New Year's resolution for seniors may be to keep themselves safe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one third of people 65 and older fall each year, which can cause serious injury. Those who are aging at home may want to invest in a medical alert system to be able to contact emergency services in the event of a fall.