If you have already taken the time to explore some of the luxurious amenities on offer at our Champion Forest senior living community, you will notice that we have a heated pool available for residents’ use. Swimming is a great way for seniors to keep fit, get in some exercise and stay mentally healthy. In this article, we share with you some great reasons you should make full use of the swimming pool in our Champion Forest senior living community.
Understanding Swimming for Seniors
We all know that cardio is a critical aspect of exercise. However, many seniors may not be able to walk, jog or run long distances due to the strain it puts on their knees and hips. As a weight-bearing activity, jogging and running can be unsuitable for seniors. When that’s the case, swimming is an excellent cardio alternative. Not only are you working out the same set of muscles and improving your cardiovascular health, it comes with low risk of injury and can be a relaxing way of exercising for seniors.
Easy on The Joints
Many seniors suffer from joint pain which makes putting weight on the knees and hips unbearable at times. With swimming, you can get your cardio fix without compromising on your comfort. Because it is not a weight-bearing activity, you can take the pressure off your joints and keep healthy!
Improve Strength and Flexibility
Swimming is a great way of improving muscle strength and flexibility. As we age, inevitably, we can develop some posture issues that are linked to back pain. Swimming can help to increase flexibility in your joints, improving your flexibility and posture. As a form of resistance training, you will also find that your muscle tone and strength improve over time the longer you swim. You don’t need a better reason to put these muscles to work!
Great Socialization Opportunity for Boosting Mental Health
Swimming doesn’t have to be a solitary activity. In fact, many seniors take part in water aerobics classes, where they can interact with others while getting in some much needed physical activity. This has the benefit of boosting mental health and making you a happier and healthier individual overall. Reducing your stress levels and avoiding feelings of loneliness, join us at the swimming pool in our Champion Forest senior living community today!
Enjoy Activities to Boost Your Mental and Physical Health at Conservatory At Champion Forest
When making the move to senior living, one major consideration is the activities and events on offer in the community. If you would like to keep physically fit while socializing with neighbors and team members, Conservatory At Champion Forest is the place for you. We offer a wide range of activities and events you can take your pick from, customizing every day to suit your holistic health needs. If you would like more information about our community or senior living program, please feel free to schedule a tour with us.