The Importance of Routine Physical Activity in Senior Living

For those transitioning into new senior living arrangements, the dramatic change in environment can result in poor sleep, depression and general mental health decline. The importance of routine exercise programs have been clinically proven to make the transitional change easier for seniors and further improve overall elderly quality of life. 

It is recommended that seniors age 65 and older exercise at least 2.5 hours every week, averaging out to about 30 minutes of exercise each day, 5 days a week. 

Some suggested low impact physical activities for senior are including (but not limited to): 

  • Water Aerobics or Aqua Jogging 
  • Chair Yoga 
  • Resistance Band Workout 
  • Pilates 
  • Walking
  • Dumbbell Strength Training 

Benefits of Routine Exercise: 

Routine exercise assists seniors with maintaining independence, improving overall energy, managing pain, relieving stress/anxiety, and strengthening the immune system. 

For some seniors who crave support, group exercise programs can create a sense of camaraderie, establishing relationships between those taking the class, as well as with those doing the teaching/training.
Almost every senior living facility/community offers a series of exercise classes and programs, both individual and group, that will meet the needs and interests of any older adult.  With our extensive experience in the senior care industry, A Rae of Hope Advocacy Center offers free guidance to seniors and their families in search of the community that is the best fit. Having difficulty finding the right place for yourself or your loved one,  Contact us today for your free consultation and speak to one of our skilled experts!

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