No matter what age you are, regular exercise is important. This is especially so for aging adults as regular exercise can help to significantly boost cardiovascular health, mood, and energy levels, as well as strengthen muscles, maintain a healthy weight and reduce levels of stress and anxiety. Overall, regular exercise helps to improve the quality of life. However, only about 25 percent of the elderly get enough exercise. Here at our senior living community, we ensure our residents get sufficient exercise by organizing daily activities for them to take part in. Read on to find out why exercising every day for the elderly is important.
Live a Longer and Healthier Life
No matter what type of exercise the elderly do- whether it is yoga, walks, hikes, water aerobics classes, or more, it can help them to live a longer and healthier life. One of the top causes of disability and death is a sedentary lifestyle. Research has shown that exercising regularly can help to lengthen the average lifespan of a person by up to five years. Furthermore, exercise releases feel-good hormones and endorphins which can help reduce stress and allow them to remain happy and healthy. Exercise can also improve the quality of sleep, which is especially important for older adults to rest and recover.
Reduces Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack
Regular exercise can also keep different diseases and health conditions at bay, including heart attacks and strokes. When you exercise, you get your blood flowing and your heart pumps even faster. This helps to boost cardiovascular function and improve health while lowering your risk of stroke and heart attack.
Increases Density of Bones
When you regularly engage in exercises like walking, tennis, jogging, or dancing, your bone strength will gradually increase and this can help reduce the risk of fractures and developing osteoporosis. A significant number of males and females suffer bone fractures or breaks due to osteoporosis, so it is important to keep the bones strong through exercise and diet.
Lower Risk of Falls
For adults over the age of 65, the leading cause of injury is falling. Hip fractures caused by falls can have devastating impacts, and affect one’s quality of life. As exercise helps to build muscle, balance, and bone density, it can reduce the risk of falling and fractures.
Reduced Dementia Risk
A sedentary lifestyle can ultimately increase the risk of the elderly developing dementia. Exercising regularly helps to stimulate the brain, and trains the motor skills of a person. This ultimately helps enhance cognitive function, lowering the risk of dementia.
Conservatory At Alden Bridge Offers Many Physical Activities
At Conservatory At Alden Bridge, we understand the importance of exercise and physical activities. This is why we provide a wide range of physical activities for our residents to take part in every day in order to stay happy and healthy. With our wide range of activities available, residents will definitely be spoilt for choice and have an enjoyable time in our senior living community every day.