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Tips for Eliminating Fatigue in Your Golden Years

By Rick Cohen, 11:29 pm on

Today, seniors can expect to live a full life well into their golden years. Yet, even the most active seniors may occasionally experience some fatigue. While it is normal to feel tired at the end of a busy day, Home Care Assistance of Milwaukee presents a list of things that can be done throughout the day to stop fatigue from interfering with your quality of life.

  • Establish a Bedtime Routine
    As you advance in age, you may discover that your sleep needs change. Some of these changes may be welcome such as less hours of sleep needed each night. However, going to bed at the same time every night can help to ensure you get quality sleep that will allow you to wake up energized and ready for the day’s activities.  To help establish a routine, try doing some relaxing nighttime activities such as reading a book which may help you relax and wind down after a long day.
  • Schedule Regular Health Appointments
    There are many physical ailments that can contribute to feeling fatigued such as thyroid problems or diabetes. Stay on top of your regular health checkups and be sure to mention any increased fatigue to your physician.
  • Check Medication Side Effects
    In addition to health conditions, certain medications can cause fatigue. If you notice that you are feeling extra tired after starting a new medication, check to find out if fatigue is a known side effect. Often, your physician can offer a solution to medication-based fatigue.
  • Maintain a Healthy Diet and Exercise Regimen
    Eating a diet that is full of nutritious fruits, vegetables and proteins will ensure that your body runs at optimum efficiency. When fatigue hits, try to make sure you eat plenty of omega-rich foods such as salmon, eggs and nuts. Then, keep your body going with a daily exercise routine that will replenish your energy.
  • Foster Social Connections
    Isolation can lead to feelings of depression, which is a known culprit behind unexplained fatigue. Strive to connect with at least one friend or family member each day so that you can maintain your emotional well-being.

If you continue to feel fatigued, those who are close to you can help with daily chores and other aspects of your routine until you are able to regain energy. Minimal assistance with household chores and errands a few hours a day, or a few days a week can go a long way in helping you reserve energy for the activities you love.

If you or an aging loved one need help with activities of daily living, don’t hesitate to contact Home Care Assistance for information about part time senior care in Milwaukee. Our professional, experienced and compassionate caregivers can provide hourly assistance in the mornings, evenings and on the weekends, ensuring maximum comfort and safety. Simply dial 414-964-8000 to speak to a devoted Care Manager – we look forward to hearing from you!