Staying active at any age is important to one’s overall health. As we age, however, this becomes a bit more challenging. Our bodies can become more susceptible to injury from conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis and the general changes that come along with aging. Therefore, although physical wellness is critical for maintaining overall wellness, it really should be done with the supervision and support of expert caregivers as we age.
Small Group Exercise Classes
These pre-planned classes are held throughout the day and are an excellent way for residents to stick with a normal routine that creates balance, helps reduce stress, and improves physical wellness. Please note that with these group activities, we will have six or fewer residents in the room at all times.
All residents who are participating in group activities must sanitize their hands before entering the room and when they leave. Masks are mandatory and must be worn properly. The staff who are hosting these activities must sanitize the room and equipment after every group activity. We also are asking that our residents sign up for a time frame, so we have an idea of who will be attending.
When the weather permits, Melody Living’s beautifully landscaped community offers excellent outdoor recreation activities to include walking groups where residents can enjoy our secured outdoor paths, garden area, and patio for some fresh air and activity.
We also want to offer helpful activities for those who prefer to stay in the comfort of their home. These activities can be done with pop-by visits from our care staff or through virtual opportunities. Whether you have equipment or not, there are plenty of ways to stay physically well in your home. Various online programs offer fitness routines that can be enjoyed sitting or standing and with or without weights. Stretching regularly is always another excellent routine to get into the habit of. However, it’s always best to consult your doctor on what exercises are suitable for your body and fitness level. Always make sure to consult with your doctor before practicing any new routines that you’re not familiar with.
However you decide to stay physically active, remember that physical wellness plays a big part of your body’s overall wellness and can directly impact the other elements of the Eight Dimensions of wellness if not maintained, thus creating an imbalance. For more about the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, check out our home page for details.