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Exercise is the key to staying fit and independent, especially as we age. Feeling a little intimidated by the prospect of daily exercise is understandable; physical limitations and the fear of injury are common, normal concerns, especially if we are not as mobile as we used to be. Thankfully, adult assisted living communities such as Spring Hills, offer senior-friendly fitness classes and tailored exercise programs to fit the needs of residents and home care recipients alike.
Regular exercise helps to prevent numerous health concerns that assisted living and home care seniors face, such as heart disease and diabetes. Additionally, it supports continued mobility by improving body strength, flexibility, and balance. Our caregivers have even witnessed reduced arthritis pain, as well as lowered blood pressure.
The mental and emotional benefits of exercise are also important. When exercising, endorphins are released; these elevate mood and promote confidence, crucial for maintaining happiness and independence among senior citizens. Light daily exercise also aids in achieving deep and restful sleep, a common concern for memory care seniors.
Despite what so many believe, there are a variety of exercises available tailored to the capabilities of seniors, designed to support both balance and strength. When participating in a fitness class at one of our facilities, exercise also becomes an excellent avenue to stay social and connected with others. Both Spring Hills residents and home care recipients can participate in our variety of exercise opportunities, including:
The Spring Hills approach to wellness is holistic, which is why we are proud to offer assistance in establishing an enjoyable and easy exercise routine for our seniors. This not only helps the members of our community maintain physical health, but also improve their overall quality of life while maintaining a sense of independence.