Making the Most of Spring: Exercises for Seniors

Making the Most of Spring: Exercises for Seniors

With spring in full force, it is a great time to consider some exercises. Physical activities are a great way to boost your health, maintain your independence, and to hold on to your youth. There are a number of different kinds of exercises you can do and during spring, this is the perfect time to enjoy the nice weather while improving your health at the same time. Also, if you are worried about working out on your own, our assisted living group home in Montgomery County, Maryland can provide you the helping hand you need. Besides, working out with peers or a companion is so much more enjoyable. It can even help you stay motivated with your fitness goals.

Here are a few exceptional exercises that senior citizens can enjoy during the spring:

  • Walking:
    Before you go and do any kind of exercise, it is important to prepare your body and to build up some strength first. Thus, you will want to stick with a basic exercise such as walking. This is fairly easy and can be used to prepare for more difficult exercises in the future. This is also a great exercise to enjoy the nice weather outdoors and to experience the beauty of spring.
  • Jogging:
    Jogging is the next step up from walking. This is more challenging but if you prepared accordingly, then it should not be too difficult. Jogging is one of the most common exercises people do because it is not only effective in maintaining many aspects of your health, but it can also be quite enjoyable. To get the most from your workouts, you will want to exercise for thirty minutes for five days a week. However, you can work up to this level gradually, which will help your body adjust while improving your physical strength and energy levels.
  • Cycling:
    One of the best exercises you can do during the spring is cycling. Riding a bike, while enjoying the flowers blooming is an amazing experience and a great form of stress relief. Through our residential long term care services, we can help you do this exercise safely and effectively. We can include this in one of our activities along with other residents. However, please make sure to check with your doctor before you do any form of exercise, especially cycling, since it might be a too strenuous an activity for you. Remember, your safety always comes first before any fitness goals you may have.

Those are just a few of the many different kinds of exercises that senior citizens can enjoy during spring. If you would like to find out more or if you are interested in learning more about the many other services Serenity Gardens Assisted Living offers, such as our dementia care and other elderly care services, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us anytime.

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