Overcome your Physical Activity Challenges
Posted by Mike McQuinn on October 14, 2013 | no comments
When we are kids, it seems that we have so much energy and never get tired. We run around and around and still seem to have energy to do other things. As we get older, our bones and muscles begin to ache and swell. When you are entering senior citizenship, it is extremely important that you keep up an active lifestyle. Below are some ways to overcome the challenge of diminished physical activity.
Senior Aerobic Classes
Visit local community center, library, and other public posting areas to tell you some classes that are being held for seniors. These activities will help you stay active even as you grow older. These groups have people that specialize in knowing methods that will help you get active without straining and hurting your muscles. You will learn these ways and they can be easily mastered for you to do them on your own. Many times, you can be reimbursed from your insurance company for the cost of the activity.
Assess Your Limits
Before you begin this active lifestyle again, make sure you assess your limits. This is especially important if you have been injured recently or have been out of the game for a while. While you do not want to hurt yourself, you also do not want to be afraid to move in these ways again. Getting out there and moving back into an exercise routine can build you mind and spiritual strength.
Even though you are ready to be active again, this does not mean you can necessarily go run as much as you used to. Take as much time as you need when getting back in the grove. Make sure you do a little at a time. Getting hurt is the last thing you want to do. Get started by taking a walk around the block with a couple of your friends or throw a ball against the wall. This will help build your strength until you are ready for the more advanced activities.
You are Not Alone
You are not the only one in this situation. You are not facing these challenges alone and in order to progress you must get this through your mind. You will always be able to find members in your community that are facing the same challenges as you. Enroll in classes with your friends so you feel more motivated and comfortable in the classes. All of you will grow together.
Consult a Doctor
No matter what age, it is important that you consult with your doctor before beginning any sort of exercise. You do not want to injure yourself or aggravate any old injuries or current conditions you may have. This can also tell you how strong you are and what types of classes you should be enrolling in.
As you can see, just because you are ageing does not mean you have to stop exercising. It is more important to your health that you have an active lifestyle. With these tips you can become happier and healthier.
At Manor on Marston Lake, we have many classes and activities that will kick start this active, healthy lifestyle. Contact us at (303) 932-9808.