It takes a group effort to keep a community safe—and that applies to health and wellness too! Some of our favorite family members and neighbors can sometimes be the most susceptible to failing health or adverse conditions. Fortunately, some health situations can be alleviated by routine physical activity.
What is National Senior Health & Fitness day?
This year, National Senior Health & Fitness Day is observed on May 27, 2020 with the goal to help keep older Americans healthy, fit and happy. It is common knowledge that a regular fitness routine can also help emotional and mental health as well, so it’s even more important to make sure our seniors are active and moving!
What are safe ways to get older adults exercising?
As people age, it becomes even more vital to make sure they do not forget to get up and moving daily. Here are some easy, but engaging ways to staying active:
- Daily Walking – Walking is a low impact form of exercise and doctors recommend around a half hour of walking each day!
- Staying Sociable – Joining clubs or a society is an enjoyable way to stay active, physically and mentally.
- Gardening – Starting or tending to a garden is a great way to get up and moving, while creating something beautiful.
- Swimming – Swimming offers a gentle way to exercise and water aerobics classes are a fun way to swim with a group of friends
- Seated Exercises – For those not as able to leave the home, seated exercises offer low-impact movements that still provide those exercise benefits. Moves like raising your legs, lifting weighted objects, or even some yoga positions can be done while seated!
How does the team at Culbertson help older adults?
Culbertson Memorial Hospital offers an outpatient program that provides a safe atmosphere where older adults can gather, talk, and feel a sense of community with their peers and compassionate providers.
Whether it’s the decline of physical ability, loss of a loved one, or other issues, Senior Life Solutions at Culbertson is ready to get you through it. Here are some other issues we can address:
- Depressed Mood
- Difficulty coping with healthy changes
- Isolation or Loneliness
- Unresolved Grief
- Recently Experienced a Traumatic Event
- Difficulty Sleeping
- And many more!