Tips for Active Senior Citizens to Ride Out Winter
As we age, keeping active is the most important thing we can do for our health. When you are over 55, it’s even more critical to stay active. But how can you do that when winter’s frigid weather, heavy snowfall, and sneaky patches of ice lurk about?
Keep your heart, brain, and the rest of your body active with these tips for seniors to stay active even during winter!
– Use an Exercise Video When You’re Snowed In
Sometimes, we make plans and the weather has other ideas. For those days, use an exercise video that focuses on calming joint pain through stretching while building strength. As a side bonus, these will help improve your mind too!
– Sign Up for a Senior Exercise Class
If you feel lonely, you can join an exercise class with other seniors. This is great to keep motivated, plus you may make some new friends while you’re at it.
– Walk and Window Shop
Indoor malls make for an excellent place to get in your daily steps. The climate is controlled and there is no snow or ice to pose a dangerous situation. Plus, with mall security, you’ll always be safe. You can look at the window displays while you walk and plan out any holiday gifts during your exercise.
– Look for Indoor Pools or Tracks
Not everyone enjoys the atmosphere of the mall, and if that’s how you feel, try seeking out a place that has an indoor pool or track. Gyms with these amenities often have saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms which you can use afterward to aid in your muscle recovery.
– Wear the Right Shoes
Wherever you go to be active this winter, make sure you’ve got proper support from your shoes that will give you a firm grip on any terrain. Even if you choose to exercise indoors, you may still encounter ice and snow on your way there. With the right shoes, you’ll be more likely to avoid slips and falls.
– Get a Personal Trainer
If you’re not even sure where to begin but know you need to keep active, having a personal trainer that has experience working with those 55 and up is a great idea. Not only will you have someone that knows what they’re doing to keep you in shape but you will also have someone to keep you company and cheer on your efforts.
In Your Home Therapy has senior services as well as personal training to help you stay in your best health all winter long. As the name suggests, we will come to you at your home when it’s convenient for you. Schedule a session to live your best life at 55 and beyond!