The Importance of Routine Exercise for Seniors

With summer on the horizon, seniors have more opportunities to get outside and exercise. After long stretches of time spent indoors during the last year, now is the time for seniors to start and maintain an exercise regimen.

By moving to Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown, seniors can devote more time to their health and wellness and can exercise in a safe, engaging environment.

Benefits of Routine Exercise

Routine exercise provides many benefits to seniors. Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of common diseases, including heart disease and diabetes, and can strengthen immune systems. Consistent exercise can also help maintain healthy bones, joints and muscles.

Various workouts, like aerobics, have many mental health benefits for seniors as well. Physical activity can help relieve stress and has been linked to improved sleep. Studies also show that exercise can improve cognitive function and reduce the risk for dementia.

Routine physical activity also provides an opportunity for seniors to socialize and maintain friendships. Exercise classes help seniors stay on schedule and build relationships with their classmates, and friends can make walking, hiking and gardening much more enjoyable and rewarding experiences.

Exercise has countless social and physical benefits, but before seniors start their routines, they should make the following considerations:

  • Understand physical limitations. Seniors should know what they are capable of doing and should avoid pushing themselves past their limits to avoid injury. 
  • Consult a health professional: Before starting their routines, seniors should consult their doctor about what types of exercises are recommended for them.
  • Be consistent. Seniors should make a plan and stick to it. It may be hard at first, but seniors will notice the health benefits if they make exercise a routine.

What Kind of Exercise/Activities Should You Try?

While the benefits of routine physical activity cannot be understated, it can look different for everybody! Take the quiz below to learn more about what kind of exercises and activities you should try:

Join an Exercise Class at Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown

Take control of your health and social life today! Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown maintains a full calendar of exciting programs and activities designed for your mind, body, and spirit. As an added bonus, you can expect to make plenty of new friends by participating in any of our exercise classes! Find out why our seniors love it here by choosing from our independent living, personal care, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing options. Give us a call today to find out which option may work best for you.

Wesley Enhanced Living provides high-quality senior retirement communities for you or your loved ones. Contact one of our Philadelphia area locations and find out why our seniors love where they live. Our staff is happy to discuss your elder’s needs or your own and inform you of our range of services. Virtual tours are now available. Call us today for more information.

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