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As the weather turns cold and the days get shorter, it’s so tempting to hibernate! But, this is the time of year when it’s most important for everyone, especially seniors, to keep moving.
The benefits of exercise are well known: regular exercise improves cardiovascular health, improves respiratory health, increases mobility and flexibility, and boosts immunity, mood and outlook.
This time of year, these benefits are even more important for seniors. Seniors generally are more vulnerable to the viruses that circulate during the winter months, and more prone to aches and pains in the cold. Exercise helps!
Swimming: A Great Choice All Year Round
Here at FountainView, we’re especially fond of swimming during the winter.
Swimming is an ideal exercise choice for many seniors. It puts less stress on the joints than traditional exercise, and allows seniors to build strength, flexibility, and endurance safely.
Plus, what better way is there to shake off the winter chill? Whether you’re swimming laps or taking an aqua aerobics class with friends, a dip in a warm pool feels great!
Indoor Fitness Activities
Of course, there are plenty of great indoor fitness activities for seniors in addition to swimming. More great choices for seniors include:
FountainView at College Road is a glatt kosher senior living community in Rockland County, NY. Visit our heated indoor pool and learn more about our senior fitness programs.