6 New Year’s Resolutions for Boomers & Seniors

December 27, 2021


The new year is a special time that invites everyone to reflect on the past 365 days. With that comes the setting of new goals, wishes and resolutions for the upcoming year. While those of us who set ambitions have the best intentions of keeping their personal promises, it’s important to recognize whether they are achievable or not.

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Make 2022 a great year by making a list of important resolutions to you that are easy to keep, as they simply help you become the best version of yourself.

1. Eat a Healthy Diet

Whether you already have a balanced diet or not, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to packing more nutrients into your body. Consuming a nutrient-dense or a Mediterranean diet, as we know, provides our bodies with the fuel we need to maintain a strong immune system, solid mental health, and physical strength.

2. Learn a New Skill or Hobby

Have you always wanted to learn how to knit a scarf? How about how to whip up a new, delicious dish? This year, make a promise to yourself to learn something you’ve always been curious about. Whether it’s in the gym, art studio or kitchen, be sure to have fun with your latest hobby and that it gives you spirit a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

3. Give More Compliments

Did you know that a study allowed researchers to discover that “receiving compliments led to similar activation in reward areas of the brain, such as the striatum, as receiving monetary gifts. This suggests not only that social and monetary rewards are processed in a similar manner, but also that social rewards can feel just as good as monetary rewards.” Giving a compliment is truly a gift. Though, while you’re giving words of praise to others, don’t forget to look in the mirror and applaud yourself.

4. Stretch Your Cognitive Muscle

At Moorings Park Communities, we’re all about lifetime learning. That’s why we believe it’s important to stretch your cognitive muscle. It’s never too late to learn about a new intellectual topic through one of the many lectures offered, or simply keep your brain sharp with reading. Take a look at the books we recommend to read to strengthen your brain.

5. Make a New Friend

One can never have too many friends. In 2022, go out of your way to make a new friend. Keeping an active social life helps anxiety and depression levels decrease as a sense of loneliness is diminished, and happiness and self-confidence is boosted.

6. Exercise More

Nearly everyone has the goal to take better care of their bodies via working out, but it’s especially important for the senior population to keep active. At The Center for Healthy Living®, staying healthy and active is made simple thanks to the fitness center equipped with stellar pneumatic strength equipment, personal trainers and even TrackMan Golf Simulators.

The key to keeping your resolutions is to not overwhelm yourself and over commit. Start off by creating one or two goals, and once those become a habit, integrate more into your life. Remember, you can make resolutions to better your lifestyle and habits any time of year.

At Moorings Park Communities, we strive to help our members live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives; we provide the resources you want and need to succeed. To learn more about our healthcare services, wellness and fitness teams and of course, our variety of luxury residences, please call 239-643-9111.

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