Staying Active COVID-Style!
August 26, 2020
Even though exercise might be the last thing on our minds at the moment, it is important for us to stay healthy and active! The physical and psychological benefits of exercise are incredible, resulting in increased energy and better sleep - two things that might be difficult to attain during these challenging times. It is especially important as we age to stay active, as it helps decrease the risk of falls, improve strength and flexibility, reduce the risk of developing certain diseases, and improve our overall quality of life.
Walking is a great low-impact exercise that is easy to implement with social distancing strategies. Residents of Lake Prince Woods can enjoy the walking trails found among the beautiful wooded acres surrounding the community. We also encourage our residents to participate in a 30 day walking challenge and our twice weekly socially-distanced group walks on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Exercise and Strength Training
Exercises like yoga, Pilates, and tai chi are great low-impact activities that help improve strength and balance. They are also easily accessible to everyone regardless of age and ability, and there are many introductory lessons available online for free. Many of the exercises can be adapted for those with disabilities or assistive devices, such as rollators or wheelchairs. Residents of Lake Prince Woods can participate in a resident-led chair yoga class every Friday morning to unwind.
For those sick of being stuck indoors and seeking a change in scenery, gardening is a great option. Gardening can enhance outdoor spaces while simultaneously providing fresh air and encouraging movement. Residents of Lake Prince Woods have the option to tend and maintain the gardens of their cottages and villas and personalize their homes.
Staying active is imperative to our physical and mental well-being. There are many ways to continue your routine while staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consider exercising outdoors, exercising by yourself or in small groups, and look for activities that allow spacing between participants. Stay active and stay safe!