Staying Fit While Living in a Nursing Home
Staying fit after our 50s can be a difficult task. As we age, our bones become brittle and our muscle mass decreases. Those who live in nursing homes have an even harder time staying active, especially if they are suffering from a chronic illness or are just lacking motivation. The good news is that there are many ways to exercise and levels of fitness are different for everyone.
Here are some tips to help you get your groove back:
- Get up and stretch (Try some yoga)
- Take a brisk walk outside early in the morning
- Try wall push-ups
- Slow and steady bodyweight exercises
- Meditation to keep the mind young
- Resistant band workouts
The most important thing you can do is move! Keep your body active and limber. The less active you are, the harder it will be to do the things you love. We all only have one body, so take care of it as it has always taken care of you.
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