Did you know that October 1 marks the start of Active Aging Week?
This week is meant to celebrate healthy aging
and promote the benefits of an active lifestyle.
Aging is a natural part of life and something
that we can’t really avoid. We can however, take precautions and develop habits
to help us lead a healthy lifestyle, making our later years truly golden.
What is Active
During the first week of October, you may
notice that special activities will be offered at local community centers.
These events are designed to encourage people to get out and get moving.
Some activities that may be offered include
group walks, group exercise classes, classes about healthy eating, yoga
classes, and nature hikes.
Typically, those individuals who pursue a
healthy lifestyle with respect to aging are the ones least likely to endure the
dangers associated with sedentary aging.
Having a sedentary lifestyle can be harmful as you age
because the inactivity can reduce your life expectancy. Growing old is not
something to be scared of, but something we can prepare for and embrace by
making smart choices in defense of our sustained well-being.
An active lifestyle is one great way to help
prepare your body for the changes that come with aging. Unfortunately, as we
age, our bones become weaker, our muscles lose their strength, endurance, and
flexibility, and our overall stability and balance might be challenged.
That’s why starting strength and balance
training programs can reduce the effect it has on our bodies.
Living an active lifestyle doesn’t have to
mean hardcore lifting or lengthy runs every single day – this isn’t always
realistic for everyone, regardless of age.
An active lifestyle can be anything that gets
your body moving and feels right for you; in fact, simply taking a brisk walk each day or every other day can have
While Bingo might be a popular and enjoyable
activity among seniors it isn’t all that beneficial to be sitting for long
periods of time.
Participating in games like cards or Bingo can
be fun, social activities; however, it’s best to also incorporate other activities that have the same social benefits, while also
helping enhance and protect the aging body.
-Group exercise classes
-Field trips and excursions
-Cooking and baking
-Music and dancing
for Added Aging Support
Negative ions have the potential ability to
boost collagen production and blood circulation, which can help slow down the
aging process. They can also help promote antimicrobial activity and cognitive
performance, making them an asset to those navigating the aging process.