As the weather starts to warm up, it is perfect for finding an excuse to get outside. There are plenty of different senior activities that are available to you when the temperatures begin to rise. Why not try out some new activities to kick off the spring season?
At Southfield, we understand that seniors may naturally be less active during the colder seasons. We offer a fitness room that is available year-round to help our residents maintain an active lifestyle. In the springtime, we encourage everyone to spend more time outdoors to support their overall fitness. Call our team today at 855.947.3838 to learn more about the activities we offer to help keep our residents active.
Springtime Inspiration for Active Seniors
Just because you have retired does not mean your body has to retire too. Leading an active lifestyle has a significant impact on how you feel during your later years. While it can be more of a struggle to remain active during the cold winter months, you should find ways to move your body regardless of the weather. It is a great time to begin taking steps toward a more active lifestyle with spring upon us.
If you need some motivation to get moving, here are some of the top health benefits enjoyed by active seniors:
- Regular physical activity helps maintain strong, healthy bones.
- Staying active promotes cardiovascular health and energy levels.
- An active lifestyle is beneficial for your mental and emotional health. Seniors who exercise regularly notice an improvement in their mood and their general outlook on life.
- Moving your body daily helps keep your joints healthy and flexible. If you experience joint pain and stiffness in the morning, that is a sign that you may benefit from more movement in your day. Opt for gentle, low-impact exercise to care for your joint health.
Try New Senior Activities This Spring for Optimal Well-being
Now you know how staying active can promote your overall health. Do you have some activities you already love, or are you looking to shake things up a bit? Trying out different activities can help you discover a new favorite hobby. Do you need inspiration for new senior activities to try this spring?
Here are some fun activities to try while enjoying the springtime weather:
- Take up a new hobby. It is never too late to try something new. Plus, learning how to do a new activity is beneficial for your brain health. Develop a love of lifetime learning to help maintain cognitive function in your senior years.
- Participate in group activities, particularly team sports. It has been shown that team sports positively affect memory and concentration more so than solo exercise. On those beautiful spring days, grab some friends and play a game of tennis, Frisbee, beach ball volleyball, or any other activities you enjoy.
- Take a walk in the sun whenever possible. Combining the vitamin D3 from the sunshine and the aerobic benefits of walking are beneficial for your overall health and well-being. Many Americans are deficient in vitamin D3 due to lack of time outdoors and limited food sources of the vitamin. All you need is about 10-30 minutes of sun each day to boost your mood and support your bone health.
Southfield: Supporting an Active Lifestyle for Seniors
At Southfield, we encourage seniors’ active lifestyles to get the most out of their retirement years. Our independent living community offers various activities for our residents to choose from, including opportunities for group activities or solo hobbies. To find out more about the senior activities we offer to promote our residents’ health and fitness, call us today at 855.947.3838.