Winter can be tough for many reasons – blustering winds, bone chilling cold, and unwelcome snow storms. With less than ideal weather conditions, it can be hard to get out of the house and find ways to remain active. However, a lack of activity during the winter months can lead to fatigue, anxiety, stress and even depression.
Luckily, living in a senior living community offers you plenty of options to stay active. Here’s a list of ways you can keep your body moving even when you can’t get outside:
- Go to the Gym
At Collington, you have the convenience of a gym right on campus, and a variety of fitness classes like Tai Chi, Yoga or Balance. Classes are a great way to work out in a fun and engaging environment. If you prefer to workout solo, try lifting weights, ride a stationary bike, or follow a workout video in the comfort of your own room.
Take advantage of the indoor heated swimming pool that Collington has to offer. Going for a swim is a great way to keep healthy during the colder months. Swimming is an excellent form of cardio that is gentle on the joints, increases flexibility and can help prevent osteoporosis.
- Go Dancing
Dancing is a great way to stay healthy and active without even trying! With Washington D.C. in your backyard, there’s no shortage of places to dance the night away.
- Find Somewhere to Walk
Walking on a treadmill is a great form of exercise, but if you find that you get too bored being in one place for too long, go to the mall or find an indoor walking track. Whether you power walk, or are just going for a leisurely stroll, any form of walking is excellent for your body and will keep your muscles and joints strong.
No matter what you choose to do, as long as you keep yourself moving you can make it through the winter with a healthy mind and body. Get up, get active and shake off those winter blues!
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