The holiday season is the busiest time of the year. Most people look forward to the holidays with anticipation of happy times spent with family and friends, honoring cherished traditions, and sharing in holiday cheer. Some of the warmest, most favored memories are created during the holidays.
For seniors, however, holidays may bring feelings of nostalgia and melancholy that can lead to the holiday blues. Whether it’s their concern of health issues, loss of loved ones, or just the sense of growing older, seniors are especially prone to feeling isolated and depressed during this time of year. Take time out of your busy holiday schedule and reach out to the seniors in your life. A simple phone call or a visit to see if they are in need of anything, or a holiday card, will surely lift their spirits.
A well balanced diet, along with physical and mental activity is key to everyone’s health. Discuss how they’re feeling and whether they have any concerns. Find out what dietary restrictions they have and what is lacking in their diet, and then stock their pantry for them. Often it’s hard to get the required fresh veggies, fruits and whole fiber when your diet consists of items that might have a longer shelf life, or those bought out of convenience. Consider buying a mix of healthy frozen foods (which have much more nutrients than canned foods), low-sodium canned soups and fruit, and bulk dry foods such as pasta, rice and beans. Grab a crossword puzzle book at the checkout counter too!
Dietary nutritional supplements are very important and easy to keep on hand. Put together a care-package of supplements for overall wellness, achy joints and bones, or basic nutrition. NutraSense carries a targeted line of high-quality nutritional supplements made in the USA. Products like Multi-vitamins are always a good bet. Omega-3, Co-Q10, and SelenoSense are heart-healthy antioxidants good for overall health. We recommend ImmuneSense with EpiCor for immune support, especially during the winter months! EpiCor is a natural, nutrient-rich ingredient comprised of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. It’s clinically proven to help support and balance the immune system and maintain wellness, helping to keep flu and colds at bay. Find more information on these products and more under the Immune Support and Specialty Supplements Tabs.
Happy holidays and Cheers to a prosperous and healthy New Year from the NutraSense family.