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Tips For A Happy And Healthy Fall At 55+ Communities In South Carolina

Fall is more fun when you feel your best

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All of us at Sunshine Retirement Living support living a happy and healthy lifestyle in order to make the most out of each day! As fall comes into full swing, we know that colds, the flu, and even seasonal allergies can have a huge impact on the fun of the season for so many. That is why we have compiled a list of our top five tips to stay healthy so that you and your loved ones won’t miss a second of the fall festivities and time together!

Wash Your Hands Often

We know, it’s one of those “tips” you’ve heard 1000 times, but that’s because it works! According to the CDC, washing your hands regularly can help reduce the risk of getting sick with gastrointestinal issues by up to 40% and illnesses like the common cold by up to 21%! That is why our first tip to stay healthy this fall is to wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. We don’t want you to miss out on the incredible and exciting activities at some of South Carolina’s best retirement communities this fall.

Get Enough Sleep

This is another one of those tips we know you’ve heard before, but like hand washing, it comes up for a reason! Sleep is important for both mental and physical health, and let’s be honest, no one has the most fun when they are exhausted. Getting at least 8 hours of sleep each night can help you enjoy your days more, help with memory, and is overall just good for your health and immune system. Make sure this fall season you make sleep a priority and get the rest you deserve so that you can make the most out of this time of year.

Incorporate immune Boosting Foods into your diet

Our third tip also focuses on ways to help keep your body healthy so that you can enjoy all of the fun activities happening at our communities and around South Carolina this fall. We encourage you to incorporate foods that are high in nutrients that can help give your immune system a boost to stave off any potential sickness. A few examples of foods to add into your diet are:

  • Oranges
  • Green tea
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Sweet potatoes

Visit with Friends and Family

Living a healthy lifestyle means focusing on both your physical health and your mental health, which is why our fourth tip to keep you happy and healthy this fall is to carve out time to see your friends and family! Having an active social calendar is something that we fully support and encourage for all of our residents. And there is nothing better than surrounding yourself with the people you love! Whether that means hanging out around one of our resort-style retirement communities, going into a nearby town with friends, or visiting family, this is a foolproof way to keep your spirits high as the weather continues to cool.

Practice Self Care

Similarly to seeing your friends and family, our fifth tip focuses on taking care of both your body and mind. A general term for this is called self care. Self care can look different to different people, but the gist of it is creating routines and habits that take care of your physical and mental wellness. A few of our favorite examples include adding 20-30 minutes of reading into your daily schedule, incorporating a daily skincare routine, or even making sure to exercise a little bit each day. It is all about finding activists that help you relax, unwind, and improve your overall well being!

We look forward to helping all of our residents have a fun, happy, and healthy fall! For more information on some of the best retirement communities in South Carolina, contact our friendly team today.

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