The Senior's Guide to Indoor/Outdoor Holiday Fun
Posted on December 08, 2015
season is upon us. On the other side of your door, there’s a cool winter breeze.
You don’t want to get up from your cozy bed because you’re wrapped up in your
warm blankets. Your coats and winter boots will finally be put to use. It’s the
winter holidays you and your grandchildren have been waiting for, and they have
come faster than ever.
for some fun activities with your family. It’s also time to eat delicious food
and drink lots of hot chocolate to keep you warm. During this season, however,
one thing we don’t prioritize is our exercise. Lying on the couch, with a cozy
blanket wrapped around our shoulders, is much more appealing than going outside
for a walk.
This winter season, there’s no need to hibernate
inside your home. Here at Alert1 we’ve compiled some ideas for seniors to stay healthy. We’ve included some indoor and outdoor
activities you can enjoy with your family. Keep warm, have some fun, and
celebrate the holidays to the max!
‘Tis the Season to Exercise
As a senior,
you have to look out for your health. To do so, eating the right foods and
dedicating time to exercise should be your number one priority. Early
morning exercises, such as walks around your neighborhood, should now become
part of your daily routine.
approaching, you might start to wonder: if it’s too cold outside to take a
walk, what can I do to exercise? Well wonder no more - here are some ideas to
keep you healthy throughout the holiday season.
If your neighborhood block is filled with snow it can be
impossible to go outside for a walk. Take a small trip to the mall and walk
around for a while in the warmth. Who
said exercising can’t be fun? Enjoy your workout as you gaze through the stores
and do some holiday window-shopping.
This is the perfect opportunity to take our mobile medical alert system with you. The mall might be crowded
with people doing last minute holiday shopping and there is a chance you might
get overwhelmed. In case of an emergency, with one click of a button, Kelsi can
ensure your safety.
If you like swimming, why
only swim in the summer? This winter get a membership at your local YMCA® or
gym that has an indoor pool. Swim some laps or some freestyle. Enjoy the perks
of a heated pool!
Does leaving your cozy house and stepping outside into the
cold winter breeze seem impossible for you? If you don’t’ have one already, try
buying a treadmill. You can stay inside the comfort of your home while
exercising. If you’re in the spirt, watch a holiday movie as you’re working
out. That way it won’t feel like your exercising!
In the worst case scenario, if you were ever to
fall while exercising indoors, our fall detection system will be there to protect you. It can detect
falls right away and immediately alerts our Command Center. Always be prepared by keeping your help button
at your side 24/7.
‘Tis the Season for Holiday Fun
remaining healthy is essential during the holidays, so is having fun. This
winter, spend your time trying out new activities. Whether you’re staying cozy
indoors or braving the chilly air outside, there are an endless number of fun holiday activities you can do. Hang out with your
family and create new traditions!
Stay Warm and Cozy Indoors
indoors is the perfect time for you to bond with your grandchildren. It keeps
you all warm and cozy enjoying each other’s company.
- Holiday movie marathons are the best! Nothing can top
popcorn, hot cocoa, and Christmas films. Movies such as “When the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “A Christmas Carol” will give your home that holiday vibe.
- Board game marathons are fun for everyone. Classic games
like Monopoly® or Scrabble® are great fun. Your grandchildren can practice
their spelling and learn new words playing Scrabble®. Or they can practice
their math skills counting money from the bank in a game of Monopoly®. Spend your entire day playing different games
that bring out the competitive side of your grandkids. Get ready, get set,
bring out the board games.
Be Cool and Brave the Outdoors
cold and be rewarded with holiday fun. Throw on some layers, a jacket, and a
scarf to keep you warm.
- Tree lightings and holiday parades are the perfect way to start the
holidays. Gather up your grandchildren and take them with you. If it’s not
already, make this a tradition! These are the ones that remain in our memories
While you’re away, take our PAX-mobile fall detection to keep you safe. This device can
locate you with its GPS technology. Holiday parks and parades are busy this
time of year, so try not to get lost in the crowd. If you do, no need to worry,
PAX will be there to save the day!
- Ice-skating rinks are now open, so why not give
it a try? It’s not every day you can put on a pair
of skates and glide over some ice outdoors. Enjoy this activity to the fullest,
but remember your safety comes first!
- Snowman building is incredibly fun! Why settle for watching
the snow when you can make something out of it? Ask your grandchildren: “Do you want to build a snowman?”
‘Tis the Season to be Jolly
and healthy this time of year. Don’t let the cool winter breeze stop you from
your daily exercises. Tough it out and grab a coat or try
something new indoors.
Try something new and you may even start a new
holiday tradition. Whether you stay indoors to play some board games or go
outside to ice-skate, there’s a lot you can do this winter. Call your grandkids
and your family to join you for some holiday fun. Remember to stay safe and
have a holly jolly holiday!
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