Importance of Staying Active for Older Adults

The National Institute of Aging recommends at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. Despite the challenges that colder weather may pose to your normal routine, it is important to stay active! Staying active can help reduce risks of developing high blood pressure, alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, and help maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints.

Although it may be too cold to walk outdoors, why not march in place while watching TV? You can also perform arm circles and seated knee lifts to keep your body moving while sitting! Available at no cost for adults 65+ through select Medicare plans, the SilverSneakers program is geared towards older adults and offers more than 70 on-demand video workout classes, personal training and healthy living discounts.