Posted on: February 8, 2018
In the winter, with the cold weather that tends to keep us indoors, it can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, remaining inside with little to no activity is not just unhealthy for the body, but the mind too. This is especially true for senior activity. There are plenty of activities that seniors can use to get moving inside even when the weather isn’t cooperating outside.
Always consult with your doctor or health professional before making any changes to your lifestyle.
For starters, seniors can exercise during the winter months by simply moving around the house. Whether you walk up and down the stairs or taking a walk throughout the house, this can help break up any long periods of sedentary time. Also, changing positions and getting just a little bit of exercise can be enough to make you want to be more active.
If you enjoy warmer-weather activities, you can keep them up throughout the colder months by simply relocating them inside. You can take your walking routine to your local mall. You don’t have to give up swimming and water aerobics by finding an indoor pool. Many community and fitness facilities feature an indoor pool where you can swim laps or participate in group exercise classes. Many places also offer discounts for seniors, so it’s a good idea to call about special pricing and classes.
If you enjoy workout classes or even lifting weights, you can use the winter as the perfect chance to build a small home gym. There are countless workout DVDs available for practically every type of exercise. It doesn’t matter if you want to participate in yoga or aerobics, there is a DVD on the market that’s perfect for what you’re looking for.There are also numerous exercises that can be done in the comfort of your home, just using your own body weight.
Contact a senior care advocate from Alivity Care Advocates at (248) 375-9125 to learn about how we can help maintain senior activity for aging loved ones.