Health and wellness can be the key to your quality of life in your senior years. The efforts you make to care for your well-being can make a huge difference in how you feel and your ability to participate in all the activities you enjoy.
At Senior Living Redefined Northfield, we realize that exercising for seniors is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for senior living. We provide our residents with plenty of options to support their overall health and wellness. Call us today at 844.334.1490 to learn about the activities we provide for those in our independent living community.
How Can You Support Your Health and Wellness as a Senior?
To look and feel your best throughout your later years, you must stay active. Leading an active lifestyle can benefit your physical health as well as your emotional and mental well-being.
If you are already in overall good health, it is generally recommended that you engage in:
- At least 150 minutes per week of aerobic activity
- At least 2 days per week of muscle-strengthening activity
Your activities can occur throughout the week, so do not worry if 150 minutes sounds like a lot at first. If you take a 30-minute walk 5 days a week, you will easily meet the recommendation. It’s also a simple way to develop a healthy habit that keeps you active and engaged with others in your community. There are also many fun ways to incorporate exercise into your lifestyle, so you will be sure to find something you enjoy.
If you have any health conditions, it is best to consult with your doctor to recommend a safe level of physical activity.
What Are 3 Ways to Incorporate Senior Exercises into Daily Life?
To help maintain optimal health as a senior, you need to include exercises that work your cardiovascular system, strengthen your muscles, and improve your balance and flexibility. This does not always have to mean following a standard exercise routine. Keeping exercise fun and interesting can make it easier to stick with it.
Here are three ways to make exercising for seniors a regular part of your life:
- Go for daily walks. This can be done alone if you want to clear your head and enjoy some peaceful “me” time. When you feel more social, you can grab a friend or a group of friends and encourage each other to stay fit by walking together and catching up with one another. This is a great way to get cardiovascular exercise.
- Participate in group classes. Find your local exercise classes designed for seniors, such as those offered by your independent living community. Trying new classes can help you discover a new favorite. You can join with a friend or use the opportunity to meet new people.
- Take up a hobby. There are plenty of hobbies that involve physical activity so that you can combine fitness with fun. Some options include gardening, golfing, hiking, dancing, or playing outdoor games such as horseshoes, croquet, or bocce ball.
As you can see, there are several enjoyable ways to implement senior exercises into your lifestyle. Choose what works for you so it will be easier to support your physical fitness.
Exercising for Seniors is Made Easy at Northfield
Staying fit in your senior years is convenient and enjoyable in our independent living community. At Northfield, we provide our residents with a variety of options to promote their health and wellness. Our activities appeal to many different interests, so you are sure to find something you love. Northfield also offers a fitness room where our residents can work out at their own pace and convenience.
Whether you are looking to work on your cardiovascular health, muscle strength, balance, or flexibility, we have what you need. Call our team today at 844.334.1490 to find out more about how Northfield can support your physical fitness needs while you enjoy the best senior living has to offer.