As we age, most people know that our sight and our hearing deteriorate. What most don’t know is that our other 3 senses (smell, taste and touch) can also diminish.
Here’s some practical tips for keeping your senses sharp.
Sight: Exercise (helps blood flow to your eyes) and a good amount of sleep
Hearing: Wear ear plugs around loud noises (lawnmower, power tools, etc.), watch your weight (lower blood pressure helps keep the cells in your ears healthy)
Smell: Exercise, avoid strong aromas and even spending time smell familiar aromas can help maintain your sense of smell
Taste: Maintain good dietary health (blood sugar, etc.) and experience more complex and intense flavors when eating
Touch: Exercise and practice touching and being touched (hugs, pet the dog or cat, schedule a massage, etc.)