We’re welcoming brighter days while continuing to promote health and safety.
As the calendar inches closer to winter, older adults may find themselves spending more time indoors. While walking and biking are popular forms of exercise on summer days, cold and snowy weather can put a damper on outdoor fitness activities.
But we all know how important maintaining an active lifestyle is to warding off disease. Exercise can play a role in preventing health conditions that range from depression to diabetes. Staying strong can also help to lower an older adult’s risk for falls.
The key is to find senior-friendly forms of fitness that can be performed indoors on days when snow and ice make exercising outdoors less than desirable.
Winter Fitness Activities for Older Adults
The good news is that there are a wide variety of fun and interesting fitness activities for older adults to explore. Here are a few that earn high marks from seniors:
As with any new form of exercise, talk with your primary care physician before getting started.
Wellness Programs at Sunrise
At Sunrise, one of our 8 Signature Programs is Live With Action. Because we know aging well requires staying active, you will find a variety of physical fitness programs every day at each of our communities. We invite you to visit us at your convenience to learn more.