New fitness routines for older adults: tips on how to keep it going for the new year
For older adults, the new year is as good of a time as any to make progress on health and fitness, but how do you keep it going for the long-term?
There are a few steps you can take to help ensure that your new year’s resolutions stick:
Consult a doctor: Before embarking on any new fitness regimen, check with your doctor to get a sense of what your body can and can’t handle. Attempting activities that aren’t right for you can lead to frustration or even injuries that will only cause you to stop.
Start small: Set small, incremental goals and gradually work your way up. By accomplishing smaller goals, it will keep you motivated to continue.
Make fitness a habit: Set alerts on your phone to remind you to work out or establish consistent days and times during the week when you take part.
Use the buddy system: A great way to help achieve your goals is to start a fitness program with a friend or loved one. It builds accountability and has the added benefit of doing your workout in a more fun, social way.
Free Webinar On Fitness and Brain Health: Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills is hosting a free webinar Thursday, January 26 at 10 a.m. with Dr. Rob Winningham, a neuroscientist and aging expert. He will discuss healthy brain practices for the new year to promote wellness in mind, body and spirit, along with the importance of sleep and the healthy brain.
Wellness Programming at Prestige: At Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills, our residents take part in comprehensive fitness programming tailored to their ability level in a fun, supportive environment.
- To sign up for the free webinar, visit prestigecanhelp.com.
- To learn more, visit prestigecare.com/BeavertonHills or call us at (503) 520-1350 to schedule a visit.