Activity Ideas for Seniors

 
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In the post Stay Active to Stay Sharp as You Age, we take a look at the study out of UC San Francisco that suggests a protective effect of exercise to keep mental faculties sharp as you age.

Want to help your older clients get moving? Here are a few ways for them to start...

  1. Attend a chair aerobics class such as Silver Sneakers.
  2. Use a warm water pool for aerobics or other classes.
  3. Walk at the mall or on an indoor track with a friend or family member.
  4. Use small hand weights or stretch bands at home for resistance training.
  5. Ride a stationary bike or use a rowing machine if you’re not stable on your feet.

By Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD

Reference:

Kaitlin Casaletto, Alfredo Ramos?Miguel, Anna VandeBunte, Molly Memel, Aron Buchman, David Bennett, William Honer. Late?life physical activity relates to brain tissue synaptic integrity markers in older adultsAlzheimer's & Dementia, 2022; DOI: 10.1002/alz.12530

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