We’ve all heard that physical activity and exercise are good for us. In fact, being physically active on a regular basis is one of the best things older adults can do for themselves. According to the National Institute of Health, even moderate exercise can improve the health of people who are frail or who have diseases that accompany aging.
Being strong and fit can allow us to continue doing the things we enjoy as we age. Making exercise a regular part of our lives helps improve our health and maintain our independence as we age.
At The Atrium, independent living at The Cedars, our residents can attest to that. Our Wellness Coordinator develops customized wellness plans based on each person’s goals and abilities. After just one year of exercise, our residents have experienced significant gains. Here are some of their gains:
- 38% more upper body strength
- 63% more lower body strength
- 117% more aerobic capacity
- 1500% better balance
Wow. With programs and classes such as strength training, Aquacize in our pool, tai chi, yoga, Zumba gold, circuit training, walking and more – our residents have fun while getting healthy. Combined with delicious, nutritious meals and a calendar full of social, cultural and educational programs – it’s no wonder so many of our residents wish they made the move sooner. For more information on the healthy lifestyle at The Atrium.