Today is National Senior Health and Fitness Day, a day built around encouraging and helping seniors stay fit and healthy.
There are a multitude of benefits that accompany keeping up with a well-managed fitness routine and healthy diet.
Through the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, Melody Living makes healthy living simple and enjoyable for our residents.
At Melody Living, we believe older adults thrive when in an atmosphere that focuses on the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.
Environmental Wellness, Physical Wellness, and Social Wellness are key when discussing National Senior Health and Fitness Day.
Melody Living Colorado Springs is situated with a beautiful view of Pikes Peak and an inviting landscaped garden that encourages the use of walking paths. Residents can even play a round of golf at our mini outdoor putting green.
Our state-of-the-art fitness center has everything you could need to maintain your fitness routine. Equipped for residents of all capabilities, our fitness center has on-site fitness experts to assist residents with the use of exercise equipment.
Heart disease has been the leading cause of death since 1950 and continues to hold that rank. The easiest way to prevent heart disease is through being more active and maintaining a healthy diet.
Whether you’ll be working out in our fitness center or taking a walk through Melody Living’s beautiful property, there are plenty of ways to stay fit and active all year long.
Low impact workouts such as yoga, walking, swimming, stretching, and tai chi are great for seniors. Each of these can also be modified to fit ability level, such as doing chair yoga or adjusting the speed and difficulty of your walking path.
Not only do these exercises help seniors to stay physically fit, they also help to reduce the risk of falling and increase the ability to live independently by maintaining strength, healthy joints, retaining bone mass, and lowering risks of developing diseases.
Exercise is also beneficial to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, those benefits increase with the combination of a healthy diet.
Maintaining a healthy diet boosts your immunity and energy as well. Melody Living’s in-house gourmet chef prepares three meals a day for residents using fresh, locally-sourced (when possible), and seasonal ingredients for every meal.