With the arrival of spring and the return of warm weather to those in independent living in Vernon, now is the perfect time for getting more active. There are a number of physical and mental health benefits to physical activity, and spring is the perfect time to add it to your Vernon senior lifestyles. With this being said, here are some perfect spring fitness ideas for senior assisted living.
Walk, Walk and Walk
Walking is a time tested and great activity for seniors. Walking is easy on the joints, especially hips and knees, compared to running or other more vigorous forms of exercise. Walking is also therapeutic, being a source of relaxation and calming for maSpring Fitness ny people, especially in the warm spring months. Walking has been proven to reduce the risk and prevalence of certain illnesses, including stroke, heart attacks and osteoporosis. Going for a spring walk can also be a very social activity if you include a friend or small group.
Go for a Swim
If you can, try and find an opportunity to go for a swim at a local pool. Swimming is very easy on the joints and body, yet has excellent physical health benefits. Many pools also offer aerobics classes which can help to give the swim time more purpose and really push yourself to your physical limits.
Take Up Yoga
Whether done inside, or in the garden, yoga has tremendous health benefits, both mentally and physically. Yoga will make you more flexible, and give you an overall sense of calm and relaxation. An excellent social activity, spring yoga is one of those activities that can not be beat.
Do not wait until summer to get more active and instead make use of the gorgeous Vernon spring weather by trying out some of these activities and becoming more active. Your health will thank you.