There are many indoor activities that can promote wellness in people of all ages, especially for seniors. As people get older, it’s important to stay active to prevent poor health. Staying active doesn’t necessarily mean working out or hitting the gym, it can be as simple as socializing with friends or even playing board games with your loved ones. Activities that promote wellness include but are not limited to activities that reduce lower extremity weaknesses, improves cognitive functions, prevent isolation and improves heart health. Let’s take a closer look at how indoor activities benefit adults.
Regular exercise can result in significant improvements to cardiovascular health, endurance, and muscle strength. It not only helps stave off diabetes and heart disease but also prevents the body from being susceptible to certain muscle and joint injuries. Exercise has a positive effect on emotional and mental health, especially for those who may suffer from depression or anxiety. Many activities that incorporate meditation also improve mental function. Here are some activities that promote physical, intellectual, and social well-being:
- Chair exercises and stretching.
- Yoga and Tai Chi.
- Walking on a treadmill or outside.