Maintaining physical activity is good for anyone’s health, but becomes even more vital as we get older. The decrease in strength and stamina normally associated with aging is actually partly tied to a reduction in physical activity. This is why we at the Spring Hills develop customized exercise programs for our seniors and offer fitness and wellness classes that are designed to keep them motivated and active. It’s part of our deep commitment to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional health of your loved one.
The many benefits of physical activity for seniors include:
- Help in maintaining an elderly person’s ability to live independently by improving balance, endurance, and mobility;
- Lower risk of developing high blood pressure (for those already suffering from hypertension, reduction of blood pressure), heart disease, and preventing strokes and blood clots;
- Help in preventing some cancers and diabetes;
- Improvement of stamina and muscle strength – especially for those with chronic conditions and disabilities;
- Help in maintaining healthy bones; and
- Help in controlling joint swelling, arthritis-related pain, and some of the effects of osteoporosis.