Updated 9/14/2015 12:02pm | Alert1
knows staying healthy becomes more and more important as you get older. You
have no reason to put off exercising because there are many
fun ways to stay active!
Physical activity helps you stay independent and keep doing
the activities you enjoy as you age. No matter what your fitness level is there
are many fun, low cost activities to enjoy!
Why should seniors stay active?
Exercise should be an important part of your
aging in place plan. Exercise helps improve your physical and mental
well-being. It can relieve your stress, and even energize your mood.
Regular exercise is important for reducing
your risk of falling. Adding any amount of movement and activity to your
life has tremendous benefits. Every little bit helps.
Alert1 promises protection
At Alert1, we want to
put your mind at ease. Our medical
alert systems give you quick access to help, just in case.
When you’re on the go, take our mobile
medical alert, Kelsi, with you. If you prefer to stay active around the
house, our automatic
fall detection system will protect you.
5 fun activities for seniors
Walking or an easy hike
is a great way to get back into exercising. Whether it is around the block, a
walk on the beach, or an easy nature hike, any amount of walking gives your
heart and lungs a workout. Our mobile medical alert system can give you the peace of mind to get
out of the house again. With the touch of a button our command center
will always be there if you need them.
Summer is here! Stay independent and get back out in the
yard to enjoy the beautiful weather. At Alert1 we want you to feel safe in your
own home. Our automatic
fall detection system has a coverage area of 600 feet (two football fields) so you
feel protected anywhere in your home or yard. Once your senior garden is growing, you can
get the extra health benefits of fresh fruits or vegetables. With these at your
disposal, cooking healthy meals has never been easier!
sport or activity classes
Check local community centers or your local
YMCA to see the availability of senior activities. Many communities have a wide
range of fun activities such as golf, Tai
Chi, yoga, dance
classes and exercise classes.
Exercise can help reduce the risk of developing
disabilities and diseases as you grow older. Regular movement and exercise is a
treatment for many chronic conditions. People with arthritis,
disease, and diabetes
benefit from regular exercise. As well as people with high blood
pressure, balance problems, or difficulty walking. Community centers are not
only a great place to stay active but for meeting new people as well.
aerobics classes and swimming
Swimming is an especially beneficial activity for you. It is
easy on joints while using all large muscle groups of the body. You can start
your balance exercises in the pool without risk of falling. Swimming even
increases bone density which can reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
or attending local events
Volunteering or attending local events are great ways to
stay active. Get more involved in the community and discover new things you
There are a vast number of volunteer opportunities that
allow you to help people, as well as meet new people and get out of the house.
As you age you should stay active every day to maintain health, find activities
that are meaningful and enjoyable to do.
Get out there!
No matter what activity you choose to do,
amount of activity to your life has benefits. These activities strengthen
your mind and body and you will have a great time doing them. Stay safe and
healthy with the help of Alert1. Now get out there
and try something new!