Winter is here, which means exercise and staying fit are top of mind. This should also apply to older Americans. While it is common to believe that assisted living limits your freedom, the truth shows the exact opposite. Assistive living’s goal is to give you as much freedom as possible. One way we do this is by making it easy and encouraging residents to exercise regularly. We have some tips for you if you or someone you love is having trouble staying fit in assisted living Myrtle Beach.
1) Know Your Limits
Our bodies age and we may not be able to perform certain exercises as often as we used to. To stay fit, you must first recognize your limitations and stop pushing yourself too hard. This can lead to injury. You can create a workout program that suits you once you have established your limits.
2) Explore Your Options
Many assisted living communities provide exercise facilities and equipment for residents. Ask staff members if they have any information that can help you stay fit. You may be amazed at all the options that are available to you. At Reflections Assisted Living, for example, we offer something new every day! We encourage you to explore our beautiful hallways!
3) Find a Workout Buddy
A great benefit of assisted living is its sense of community. It is a great idea to find a buddy to work out with. You can have someone take your dance class, or go for a walk along with you. Working out with someone makes it much more enjoyable and allows you to make connections with other assisted living residents. You are certain to find a friend in any of our classes.
4) Get Outside
Exercise in nature has been proven to be beneficial for both mental and physical health. Get outside and take in the fresh air and beauty of nature as often as you can. It is also important to keep in mind that winter is often warm. This means that exercising outside may be possible. Try to do your exercise first thing in the morning, before it gets too warm.
Reflections Assisted Living at Carolina Forest ensures all seniors receive proper care including physical activities to keep them fit.
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