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5 Easy and Fun Ways to Stay Active as You Age

Everyone knows that it’s important that you stay healthy as you age. To do this, you need to stay active. There are fun ways to get your exercise in so that you don’t put off being active. Staying healthy is key to being able to grow and handle these types of life changes. No matter how old you are, you can follow some of the tips below to live life to the fullest and delight in the good things.

Some Ways to Stay Active as You Age

Some ways you can keep active include:

  • Joining a walking club.
  • Picking up new hobbies with new friends.
  • Visiting friends in a community.
  • Attending exercise classes.
  • Mastering a machine at a fitness center.

1. Keep Active

Research has shown that living a sedentary life is not healthy for adults who are over the age of 50. It can lead to more doctor visits, hospitalizations, inability to do the things you enjoy, and using more medications for illnesses.

2. Walk

Taking an easy hike or walking with a friend or a pet is a perfect way to get your exercise. You can walk to the beach, around the block, or take a simple nature hike—all of which will work your lungs and heart.

3. Activity or Sports Classes

Pay a visit to a local YMCA or community center to see what types of activities are available to you. Many have a big list of fun things to do such as Tai Chi, golf, dance classes, yoga, or exercise classes. Make it a goal to master one fitness equipment machine at a time.

4. Connect with Friends

Meet new friends and connect with old friends to help you flourish. You can book a lunch date, take a walk, go shopping, or whatever makes you happy. This will also get you out of the house and keep you active.

5. Volunteer

Give back to your community. It’s the perfect way to meet other people and strengthen social bonds. It enriches other people’s lives and expands your own.

Any of these are good ways to keep you active. No matter which one of these activities you decide on (or do them all), you are adding value to your life, strengthening your body and mind, and best of all, staying active.

Benedictine Living Community-At The Shrine has exercise classes and physical activities scheduled five days per week and outings available multiple times per month that appeal to a wide range of interests. Humor and playfulness is a recurrent theme of any program. Stop by for a tour or give us a call at 800-533-6279.