In the run up to the winter season, older adults may find themselves spending more time indoors. Like we all know that exercise is integral to healthy aging but cold and snowy weather puts a damper on the outdoor fitness activities. It is very important to maintain an active lifestyle in order to ward off disease and exercise plays a huge role in preventing health conditions like depression, diabetes, etc. Staying strong also reduces an older adult’s risk for falls. It is important for senior people to find senior-friendly forms of fitness that can be performed indoors during the winter season when snow and ice make exercising outdoors least desirable. At Anthem Senior Living, the award-winning Anthem assisted living facility in the Phoenix region in Arizona, we know that aging well requires staying active which we ensure by providing a variety of physical fitness programs every day to our senior residents which take place under expert guidance.
Some of the older fitness activities for senior people during the winter season are:
Yoga And Pilates– Both of these help build core strength and overall fitness which a senior person can perform quite safely in their own living rooms. Chair yoga is a very popular form of yoga which is offered at many senior centers, libraries, and community centers for those who like the companionship of group exercise programs.
Swimming– This is a good form of exercise which is very good for the body and mind and very soothing as well. Swimming helps soothing anxiety and pain. It also helps relieving pain in joints damaged by arthritis.
Stationary Bike- If you like biking outdoors in the summer months, you can enjoy the same through a stationary bike which will allow you to continue pedaling in the winter months. A safer style of stationary bike for senior people is the recumbent bikes.
Silver Sneakers– Seniors can explore Silver Sneakers, an effective fitness option who provide free fitness club memberships in addition to different health insurance plans. For more information, visit the Silver Sneakers website.
Tai Chi– It is an ancient form of exercise which helps in building stamina and strength. Tai Chi involves gentle movements which can prove to be good for seniors especially those who might have mobility issues for whom performing high-intensity forms of physical fitness may be difficult. Tai Chi teaches breathing techniques which can reduce stress.
Performing the above-mentioned fitness activities during the winter months can help you to stay healthy. Giving up on fitness activities altogether is a big no-no during the winter season.
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The senior health challenges that we work with are dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lewy Bodies Dementia, high blood pressure, companionship care, wound care, bed bound patients, Feeding Tubes/Picc Lines, heart disease, cancer, Arthritis, respiratory diseases, diabetes, falls, depression, etc. Our senior friendly services include medical doctor on staff, registered nurse on staff, awake staff at night, weekly massage therapy, weekly hair and nail services, weekly Bingo and Fresh flower shop, 24 hour assistance provided by certified care giving staff, trained and experience in all levels of care, three delicious home-cooked meals prepared fresh daily, daily stretching classes, daily housekeeping and laundry services, quarterly care plan prepared by facility RN, flexible visiting hours, complete medication management and administration, so on and so forth.
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