To truly enjoy a high quality of life in your golden years, fitness and wellness are indispensable aspects of your retirement life. If you or a loved one have some room for improvement in the fitness department, not to worry! Here are some ways to stay fit in spring this year to kick off your health journey in retirement.
Home is Where the Health is
Many older adults typically spend a large portion of their day in the safety of their homes. Hence, the first step you or a loved one should take to achieve your fitness goals is to create a healthier living environment to wake up in every morning.
Spring is the season of new beginnings, so don’t forget to spring clean! Spring cleaning together with a loved one not only serves to make the process less arduous with more hands on deck but also acts as a lovely bonding session between you and your friends and family. You can also bring in new implementations to your house that contribute to a healthier home environment. For example, an air purifier is a must-buy for the elderly, because improving air quality in your home goes a long way, especially during allergy season!
Working up a Sweat
The benefits of exercising for aging adults are countless, holistically developing an elderly individual’s well-being both physically and mentally. Thankfully, there’s a slew of different exercises older adults can participate in safely, so you’re spoilt for choice on which one suits you best! Some forms of elderly-friendly exercise include:
Fixing Unhealthy Habits
A healthy lifestyle relies on you having a healthy daily routine. Hence, the way you eat and sleep day by day is highly important when considering your fitness this spring. Your diet is especially important because you are what you eat. Spring signifies a new year and what better way to start a year than to set a new dietary goal? For example, you could implement meal requirements for yourself such as five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Such a simple change to your eating habits can be potentially life-saving, as sufficient vegetable intake lowers your mortality rate, along with your risk of potentially developing an aging-associated health issue, so you can live happily and healthily this spring and beyond.
You could also apply this logic to sleep, as insufficient sleep is also linked to higher mortality rates in the elderly. Sleep can be an unexpectedly serious health issue for many elderly folks, which makes it doubly important to set goals for the quality of your sleep. An example of a realistic goal you can start with to improve your sleep quality would be to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night.
Stay Fit With Us at TerraBella Marchbanks
With the support we offer at TerraBella Marchbanks, becoming fit and maintaining fitness is easy as pie! Introduce yourself or a loved one to our senior living programs, dedicated to ensuring a safer, healthier, and overall happier retirement lifestyle.