As the weather gets colder and the holidays draw nearer people become less active. The National Institute of Aging recommends seniors to participate in 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity daily. Physical activity is essential for healthy aging. Most chronic diseases can be delayed and prevented through regular exercise. Daily physical activity keeps the body healthy and the mind clear, but with temperatures dropping and the risk of hypothermia rising, what is a senior to do?
Here are seven activities that will keep seniors active all winter:
- Yoga indoors
- Grow and tend an indoor garden
- Walking A.K.A. holiday window shopping
- Aqua Pilates in the community pool
- Light Fitness videos like Tai chi
- Host a cooking class with your favorite dish
Stay active this winter! According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, not enough older adults are physically active. More than 28% of adults over the age of 50 are inactive. Follow one of these tips and move your body. All adults should strive to remain active throughout their lives, especially seniors.
OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this holiday season from our team at OurSeniors.org. Happy Holidays!
OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility.