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Looking to make your health a focus in 2018 but unsure where to start? Get your body back into the rhythm of exercising with these low-impact methods!
Yoga and Pilates
Did you know there are many benefits to doing Pilates and yoga when you are over 60 years old? Not only do both of these exercise types help your body stretch properly, but they also help your bones get stronger and assist you in achieving better balance.
Here are a few YouTube videos and channels that offer great, helpful guides to get you started!
- Gentle Yoga for Seniors: Yoga Practice
- Chair Yoga – Yoga for Seniors | Yoga with Adriene
- Beginner Senior Pilates with Sunshine
- Pilates Techniques: Pilates Exercises for Seniors
Swimming and Water Aerobics
Many seniors are unaware that swimming and water aerobics are some of the best ways for your body to build and tone muscle, without the high stress and impact that normal exercising can produce.
So why not try swimming some laps, or grabbing a few friends and neighbors and creating your own water aerobics class with water weights, noodles, and paddle boards.
When it comes to exercising as you age, many older adults find the stress they get on their knees, hips, and ankles too hard to bare. Thankfully, there are many exercises you can do while sitting in a chair to make that stress disappear!
Here are a few that you can try out, via Vive Health:
- Shoulder circles
- Toe taps
- Knee lifts
- Stomach twists
- Seated tap dancing
The best part about all of these is that you can do them in the convenience of your own room or home!
Short Walks Around the Community
Walking is an easy and stress-free way to get moving and help your body get back in a good cycle. Whether you plan to walk throughout the city of Bradenton or just around the Water’s Edge of Bradenton campus, you’ll be helping your body out. Be sure to stretch before and after if you feel sore!
About Water’s Edge of Bradenton
Let us be your top choice for the best senior living in Florida! You’ll love our active campus and all the features and amenities we offer right outside your doorstep.
We have a strong focus on wellness, and want to make sure we do our part in offering ways for our residents to stay happy and healthy. And our convenient Town Center is the perfect place to stay active! Here are some of the things you’ll find there:
- Outdoor heated pool
- Club/game room
- Fitness center
- Movie theater
Check Out Our Blog for More Ways to Get Healthy in 2018
Our blog is always being updated with new articles and posts for our residents! Here are a few of our most recent posts that you may enjoy.
- 10 Healthy New Year's Resolutions to Put on Your Checklist for 2018
- 5 Daily Activities You Can Do to Stimulate Your Brain and Stay Sharp
- 12 Essential Senior Nutrition Tips
- How to Take Advantage of Our Outdoor Heated Pool
- 4 Fun Ways to Stay Fit in Bradenton and Manatee County, Florida
Start 2018 Off Right By Moving into Our Florida Senior Living Community in Bradenton!
Are you on the search for the perfect place to retire, or just looking for a change of lifestyle? Come see what our community has to offer and be sure to reach out today if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you!