Staying Fit

Staying Fit

September 29th, 2016

Being physically fit at any age is well known to be beneficial to your mental and overall well-being. Even if you weren’t physically active as a younger person, embarking on a fitness journey at a later age still has many benefits and can help you to live a longer and happier life. It is never too late to get started, and your loved ones living in senior living communities in Penticton can participate in summer outdoor activities as well as winter indoor ones. Staying Fit with regular exercise is known to improve mood, help prevent chronic disease, and also prevent physical injury.

Reasons For Staying Fit

senior fitnessAs we age, often times the life that we formerly had can drastically change. The loss of identity, such as being important in the workplace, or being needed by our children can cause the loss of our sense of self. Staying Fit with physical exercise, at any age, releases endorphins in the body that can help to improve mood. This alone, is a reason to get your senior physically active. Increasing the heart rate and breathing by walking for 30 minutes can be a good way to start getting seniors active and increase endurance. Elders living in senior living communities can start by walking or take part in local activities provided. Following doctor’s recommendations before embarking on any exercise program is important before beginning any activity.

Certainly there are some seniors that may not be able to take part in physical activities due to medical limitations. However, rather than dismissing it entirely, finding them some type of gentle movement or even simply moving to music, can have a great positive impact on their mood. Exercise at any age, gets the blood flowing which can help one to be more physically connected with themselves. If you are unsure of how to get them started towards staying fit, the team of caregivers in your Penticton retirement community can help guide you to find the perfect physical activity for your family member.