Colder temperatures, high winds, and even some snow… These are all signs of winter in Edmond, Oklahoma! Winter is normally seen as a challenge for seniors to be out and getting active, but this year, let’s try looking at the season as an opportunity for plenty of new activities! For the best tips for seniors to stay active this winter, read our advice below!
Stay Physically Active Whether You are Inside or Out!
Grab a few layers of clothing and get outdoors anyways!
Let’s be honest – you don’t have to stay inside just because the weather is cold! But you do want to be safe and make sure the sidewalks are ice-free. Grab your cold-weather clothes and get some fresh air!
For seniors who prefer the warmth of indoors, you can still get moving around your home.
It’s okay if you just aren’t a fan of the cold air. Fortunately, there are alternatives that can help you stay active inside! Try regularly doing some housekeeping chores, like vacuuming or reorganizing to work up a sweat. You can also set up a home gym in a dedicated space with equipment like a treadmill and weights!
Being Active is Not Limited to Physical Activity.
Entertain your mind and play some board games!
While you’re trying to stay active this winter, your mind is just as important as the body! Seniors can keep their minds sharp by regularly playing board games, working on various kinds of puzzles, and playing fun word games. It is great mental stimulation!
Remain socially connected!
Whether virtually or in-person, staying socially active and forming new relationships is perfect for winter, too. Try joining a club to meet with other seniors who share the same interests as you. You can even get in your physical activity during this time by joining a group that is focused on fitness!
At Senior Care at Home of Edmond, our friendly caregivers are only a phone call away. For more helpful information and advice for seniors to stay active during the winter season, feel free to reach out to us at your convenience. Call us or schedule a consultation today to learn more about our senior care services!