Having a consistent workout routine has a tremendous impact on seniors’ health. One of the most simple and low-impact cardio exercises is walking. Below are the many benefits you will experience by going on a daily walk.
Maintains Physical Health
Walking allows senior citizens to live a more independent lifestyle by lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and colon cancer. Walks also strengthen muscles and bones, which reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
Improves Mental Health
Fresh air and daily movement can have a noticeable impact on your mood. In fact, walking has been found to reduce anxiety and depression in senior citizens. Being able to move independently will provide a higher quality lifestyle, as walking keeps joints flexible and improves balance.
Going on a walk with friends is the perfect opportunity to safely socialize without needing to remove your mask. Going with a friend or a group of people will not only keep you accountable for your exercise, but it will make the experience more enjoyable as well.
At Glen Arden, we provide many opportunities for our residents to stay active, even when there is inclement weather. We recognize how important it is to ensure residents stay engaged socially and physically. Whether that be walking, taking classes, or independent work-outs, our residents exercise year-round.