Staying Active In The Winter
With the harsh, cold weather it may be tempting to stay on the couch in the blankets all day. Although that is nice at times, it is important as you get older to stay active. Here are some easy, winter-friendly activities to try this season.
3 Winter Friendly Activities
Attend A Virtual Class
Local fitness clubs, local libraries, and resource centers tend to offer low-impact virtual classes or one-on-one training services using Zoom or other similar platforms. Something geared for seniors is a great low-impact way to keep your body moving! Such as incorporating stretching, strengthening, and low-impact cardio. This may include chair yoga, seated strengthening exercises, or chair stretching.
Find Local Classes
Many different kinds of local establishments offer beginner, low-cost classes for many different activities. Depending on what you are interested in you can find local dance companies, local gyms, libraries, and resource centers that'll offer something that sparks your interest. However, It is important to know your body's limits and strengths. Similar to virtual classes, finding a class geared toward seniors can be a great start!
Get your walking in at Museums
Going out to a museum is a good way to get your steps in without being out in the cold. It is also a great way to get the mind moving by learning about all the different kinds of history!
Many museums also offer senior discounts or even free admission!
No matter what you do this winter, having a balance of getting cozy by the fire and also remaining active in your everyday life is essential for your mental and physical health. It'll have you feeling good and help avoid the winter blues!
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