This club is limited to seniors. You will be doing stretching exercises, standing, sitting, or lying on a mat so bring a towel or a mat. The group meets all year each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8–9:00 AM at the Community House.
Contact: Christina Bouaziz (May-Oct) 407-791-0904 or Myrna Lee (Nov-April) 407-593-1831
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
Key Benefits of Exercise for Seniors
Some of the key benefits of exercise for seniors are:
- Improved healing and function – Regular exercise by seniors may decrease the time it takes for a wound to heal by 25%. Also, a healthy, strong body can better fight off infection and makes recovery from illness or injury easier.
- Prevention of disease or chronic conditions – According to the National Institute of Aging, exercising as a senior may delay or even prevent diseases like diabetes, cancer, stroke, heart disease and osteoporosis, just to name a few.
- Increased balance and stability – Falls are the number one injury among seniors, and regular exercise can help prevent them. Falling leads to injuries like broken hips or other bones, and exercise is a key component to improve functional reach and balance.
- Improved quality of life and increased life expectancy – New studies have found that seniors who exercise improve not only their physical fitness but experienced psychological benefits as well. Exercise can help alleviate symptoms of depression and improve the mood in general. The increased mobility that comes from regular, moderate exercise can help a senior maintain his or her independence if it is done on a long-term basis. Consistency is more important than intensity.
It is never too late for seniors to start engaging in a regular exercise routine.
Taken from: © 2020 American Senior Communities