Winter can be rough at any age. The fluctuating temperatures that can quickly drop below freezing, random snowstorms that are impossible to plan for, and cold and flu season is in full swing. But that doesn’t mean you can use winter as an excuse not to stay active. There are plenty of great indoor winter activities for seniors and adults to add to their routines.
In general, seniors should aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise each day. To get the most value from a workout, seniors should try to incorporate exercises that focus on balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength. Choosing a routine that is enjoyable and social is important for seniors because it helps to keep them engaged, accountable and committed.
Exercise has a huge array of health benefits for seniors and that’s why staying active in the winter is so important. It’s important to stay busy, healthy and in a good frame of mind. So, even when the weather isn’t cooperating, seniors can still stay active with these great indoor winter activities.
As always, before starting a new fitness routine it’s important to talk to your health care provider. Let them give you suggestions about ways to stay active during winter and let them know you want to choose indoor winter activities that workout both your brain and your body.
One of the many benefits about a senior living community is that there are always activities planned to keep residents engaged, healthy and happy year-round. Our independent living community takes care of the activities associated with daily living so residents can focus on new interests, exercise programs, eating nutritious meals and socializing. Find out for yourself. Schedule a tour of one of our North Carolina campuses. Contact us today.