Summer Fitness for Older Adults: Exercise the body and mind

Summer Fitness for Older Adults: Exercise the body and mind

The Summer Olympics kick off on July 26, as the world’s best athletes gather in Paris to compete for gold medals.

As you root on Team USA, perhaps you can draw inspiration from them as you think about your own fitness goals, or the goals of a loved one.

While pole vaulting and wrestling might not be ideal at this stage in life, there are still plenty of options to have fun, engage in friendly competition, and stay active with others.

 

A few activity examples include:

  • Beanbag baseball/ cornhole
  • Bocce
  • Mini golf
  • Frisbee golf
  • Croquet
  • Badminton
  • Horseshoes
  • Pickleball
  • Ladder Ball

 

Staying active and engaging in these activities is vital to health and longevity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 150 minutes per week of physical activity for older adults.

The great part about exercise too is that along with the physical benefits, it helps improve both mental and cognitive health.

 

Fitness at Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills

Here at Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills, our residents enjoy a comprehensive fitness program that builds strength and balance to help prevent falls and promote independence.

Activities are tailored to the comfort and ability of each resident, allowing everyone to participate and progress at their own pace.

 

If you or a loved one would like to experience a fitness class, we are currently inviting members of the greater community to join us weekly for our classes – visit prestigecare.com/beavertonhills to learn more, or call us at (503) 520-1350.

To take the free assessment, visit fallriskassessment.com. For more about our community, visit prestigecare.com/beavertonhills.