An active lifestyle does not have to mean rigorous workouts every day or even attending fitness programs. Instead, it means avoiding a sedentary lifestyle, one in which you spend most of your time sitting down. For those who are older, an active lifestyle is critical for many reasons. It can improve quality of life and help maintain healthy longer. If you are unsure how to transform your life, consider a bit of support from the community at Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City. Contact our team today at 833.497.4390 to learn more about our community.
Why Is an Active Lifestyle Important?
For older adults, having an active lifestyle enables the body to remain stronger and healthier longer. There are numerous benefits to this type of lifestyle, such as:
- Reducing the risk of falling, or if a person falls, the severity of the injuries they sustain
- Improve overall fitness to strengthen core muscles, ensuring better strength and balance
- Keeping the heart’s function at its best with cardio workouts and improvements
- Minimizing risks for injuries
- Keeping the person’s weight at a healthy level to reduce risks to health
- Minimizing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer
When you have an active lifestyle, you are more likely to have stronger bones, muscles, and joints. That helps to improve overall health and keeps you engaged in activities you enjoy doing. That could be going for a walk with the grandkids or spending time in the garden. It may even mean keeping up with your friends on the tennis courts.
How to Engage in an Active Lifestyle
If you haven’t been as active as you should be, now is an excellent time to make a few changes. It may be easier than you think. Consider a few simple ways to get more active every day.
- Do tasks at home standing up, such as folding laundry
- Go for a walk each day, with an outdoor walk one of the best overall options
- Take a fitness program at the local rec center
- Go for a swim
- Spend more time moving around the home, such as taking on a safe project around the home to complete
No matter what you decide to do to get moving, choose something that you can enjoy.
Are You Unable to Live an Active Lifestyle Right Now?
It’s not uncommon for people to find themselves unable to remain active due to a previous injury or illness. You may have chronic pain or limited overall mobility. If that’s the case, consider the options for seeing improvement. You may benefit from physical therapy for example. Our residents can use this service in our community, as well as through home health services to get physical therapy. We can help work on what’s holding you back, empowering you to live the active lifestyle you desire.
Invest in Your Future by Calling Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City
At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, we know that living an active lifestyle is essential for physical health. It is also vital for mental wellbeing. That’s why we encourage you to engage in a wide range of activities that we offer. You are sure to find things to do and explore that are enjoyable and keep you moving when you live within our senior living community.
Check out some of our programs and activities. These are good starting points for those who are ready to start living an active lifestyle again.
- Recreational programs
- Educational programs
- Transportation services
- Arts and crafts programs
- Wise and Well program
When the time comes to improve your health and achieve an active lifestyle again, put your trust in our team at Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City. Our comprehensive programs, including our physical therapy program, can help give you the support you need. Learn more about our assisted living programs and services by calling 833.497.4390 or connecting with us online today.