To maintain your full wellbeing, keeping your body moving is essential! It can look different for everybody, whether it is chair yoga, daily walks or games.
“My grandma has always been a bit of a spitfire, she has maintained her physical activity so far. We go for walks a round the neighbourhood and we also have a physio medal which helps to maintain her physical strength.”
“We tend to get lazy, exercise is needed to keep our brains alive! My family will remind me to go for a walk outside, as it will really help to keep your brain healthy. All we need is a little a day.”
“I am not as active as I should be, but I do keep myself active around the house there are different ways that you can stay active.”
“I am very active, some people say too active! It is really important for my cognitive health.”
A simple one but very effective, get up and go out for a walk if you are able.
Keep a collection to hand of your favourite word puzzles, sudoku and quizzes for the quieter restful moments. This will help keep your brain active.
Find an active activity that matches your ability, whether that is going for a run or following an exercise video. There are a wide range of resources online that you can find to match your mobility needs.
Join a gym with a friend or family member. Some gyms may have reduced rate packages for those who are 50/60+.
Eating well and drinking plenty of water to keep your physical and mental health well is important (but don’t forget to have a treat now and then too, it’s all about balance).
November 2, 2020