Looking to age comfortably? It’s time to get (pro)active!

It’s no secret that our bodies change as we age, but it may come as a surprise to discover just how important leading an active lifestyle is for those age 50 and older. Learn more about the benefits of staying active while aging below!

Research Doesn’t Lie

Time and time again, research has shown just how beneficial the effects of regular exercise are for seniors. Staying active can help you maintain your independence, boost your energy, improve mental cognition, and reduce the aches and pains associated with joint inflammation. In fact, an in-depth British study concludes that not only are adults that remain active in their older years happier, they are also more likely to “age successfully”, with reduced chances for significant diseases such as Alzheimer’s

What Does Active Aging Look Like?

While there may be some recommended guidelines with regards to the duration and intensity of physical activity for seniors, there is certainly no shortage of ways to remain active, each of which are as unique as the individuals that partake in them! Whether you’re outgoing and love exercising in a group, or prefer a more laid back, individual approach, there are plenty of activities that will help you reap the benefits of getting active. Examples include:

  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Calisthenics
  • Resistance training
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Tai Chi and Qi Gong

Life At St. Andrew’s Centre

At St. Andrew’s we take pride in providing our resident’s with ample opportunities to take part in the many activities open to our community. With an on-site gym, fitness classes, community garden, active resident’s association, and numerous other options available, it’s easy to stay active! Our centre also offers a wide variety of social activities including bingo, a games room, shuffleboard and more. Simply put, we are a vibrant community full of healthy 55+ adults that are always on the go!

Are you looking for an independent living facility full of warmth, community, and plenty of ways to stay active? We’d love to meet you! Contact our team to learn more today!