This year marks the 19th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. The common goal for this day, the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults, is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. The 2012 theme is “Get Moving…Start Improving!” and thousands of older adults plan on participating.
Speak with the special seniors in your life about getting active and improving their health. Besides the physical benefits of improved balance and strength and managing disease, regular exercise and healthy nutrition can help reduce feelings of depression and can improve mood and overall well-being. Additionally, helping the senior in your life stay fit and healthy is a great way to spend quality time together.
Getting started can be overwhelming, so the National Institute on Aging developed Go4Life, a program specially designed for older adults. Even sedentary seniors can participate in simple activities that can improve their health, such as stretches and improving their diet. Before the senior in your life embarks on any exercise plan, it’s recommended that they speak with their doctor and make sure they stay safe.
On May 30th, get started on your fitness! Take the special senior in your life for a stroll, plan a healthy meal, or even just start a conversation about staying healthy and the important benefits exercise and nutrition have for physical and emotional well-being.
At AlmaVia of San Rafael, we’re here when you need us. If you need tips with helping the senior in your life maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle, or would like more information on any of our services please contact us at (415) 491-1900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.