seniorfitness2Staying physical active helps Tennessee seniors battle a whole set of chronic conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity and depression. It doesn’t take much effort to incorporate exercise into daily routines.

For example…

Walking around the shops of College Square Mall or exploring the trail and butterfly garden at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Park. It can even be the hallways at Regency Morristown as you go about your day saying hello to friends. The point is to keep moving and take stairs instead of elevators or escalators. Walking burns calories, builds muscle and strengthens bones.

Swimming in a pool. This is great aerobic exercise, not to mention a lot of fun! If you never learned to swim, it’s never too late to take lessons.

Lift Dumbbells or books. Even light-weighted objects can improve muscle strength.

Eat balanced and drink plenty of water. Eating a mix of fruits and vegetables plus staying hydrated helps people of all ages stay fit.

Always stretch before attempting any sort of workout, and talk to your physician before starting an exercise program to make sure you are able to meet the basic requirements. Any attempt to get or stay fit needs to help more than harm.

Your health and happiness matters to us at Regency Retirement Community of Morristown, so ask us about programs we have keep seniors physically active.