Heart disease is one of the number one causes of death in the US to date. There is clear evidence showing how living a healthy life where you stay mentally and physically active will slow the effects of aging. It is never too late to start some heart-healthy activities that can boost your spirits and make you stronger and healthier.
At Southfield, we have plenty of senior activities to keep you mentally and physically fit. Our health and wellness services will give you access to all activities and games you enjoy doing without worrying about driving. To learn more about our heart-healthy activities, call 855.947.3838 and speak with one of our caring support staff.
Heart-Healthy Activities For Seniors
Staying active as we get older is essential to holding off the deteriorating effects aging has on our bodies. Our metabolism slows, taking longer to convert food into energy, and our heart’s ability to pump large amounts of blood through our body weakens. We tire quicker and take longer to recover.
You can slow this from happening by staying active and keeping up your cardiovascular strength with heart-healthy activities for seniors.
Water aerobics allows for a near-zero-impact workout where the water works like a resistor and a helper. Those with mobility problems can join in with the proper flotation devices and still get a great heart-healthy workout.
Walking and Hiking
Walking and hiking are always great ways to get a good workout that you can do practically anywhere. Many senior living communities will have walking and or jogging paths along with stationary bikes and treadmills for those cold and rainy days.
Dancing is a fun way to get an excellent heart-healthy workout that will not only get your heart pumping but will improve your mood and help you sleep better at night. And it is a great chance to socialize.
Many seniors living at home miss out on the fun social activities they enjoy because it is difficult to get around and meet their friends. Your friends are already here at Southfield, and we have plenty of senior activities and scheduled outings that you will love.
Senior Activities to Stay Mentally Active
Heart-healthy activities are not just about getting a good workout in. Depression, stress, and anxiety can all have negative effects on your heart. Staying mentally active with fun activities that you enjoy will help keep you happy and heart-healthy.
Living in a senior community can give you access to plenty of social activities that you could not get at home.
Arts and Crafts
Making jewelry or needlepoint for friends and family is a fun way to keep your mind busy and give your fingers and hand-eye coordination a good workout. You may even be able to earn some extra income by selling your crafts at local fairs.
Acting and Singing
If you prefer to express yourself through song or acting or have always wanted to learn to try, releasing your creative energy is an excellent way to stay mentally active and entertain your friends and family.
Board Games/Trivia Night
There’s nothing like a good board game or trivia night to get the heart pumping and the mind working. Friendly competition is a great way to feel young again and socialize with others.
Join Southfield For Heart-Healthy Senior Activities to Stay Physically and Mentally Active
At Southfield, our senior activities are here to help keep you active with heart-healthy activities that are good for the body and mind. Being fit mentally and physically is the best way to fight off the effects of aging. Our senior living community has everything you need to live an active life with the social activities and outings that you will enjoy.
To learn more about our health and wellness services that include plenty of heart-healthy activities, call 855.947.3838 today to learn more about our senior activities.