Retirement Communities in Ohio are Perfect For Staying Active

No matter the capability, there’s a healthy activity

healthy senior activity

Regular physical activity is one of the critical factors for healthy aging. Staying active in later years has proven time and time again to improve overall health, both physically and mentally. Not only does healthy movement appropriate for your loved one’s capabilities strengthen their mind and body, but can also improve their mood and how they feel about themselves.

At Cardinal Court Assisted Living and Memory Care in Strongsville, Ohio, we make sure to include opportunities for healthy, age- and capability-appropriate movement for all of our residents. Our expert team is excited to teach you how to incorporate more movement in your loved one’s routine (or in your own!)

Before starting any new exercise routine, be sure to check with your loved one’s doctor for their recommendations about the type, duration, and intensity of exercise that is optimal for your loved one’s health.

Types Of Exercise

  • Aerobic Exercise – This is the kind of exercise that will elevate your loved one’s heart rate up, like walking or dancing. Be sure to check with their doctor about how intense this type of exercise should be.
  • Strength Building Exercises – Working the muscles is necessary, especially as you get older, to prevent muscle loss. You don’t need any fancy equipment to get started; just use household items. Remember not to lift more than you feel comfortable, and you should always keep the correct form to avoid any injuries.
  • Stretching – Stretching isn’t just to prevent soreness before and after exercise– it’s also a great way to improve your flexibility. Yoga classes specifically focus on stretching techniques that can help you. At Cardinal Court, we even offer armchair yoga so anyone can participate!
  • Low Impact Exercises – Low impact exercises are great for those with limited mobility or previous injuries that create pain in joints. Swimming is a great low-impact exercise that is easy on joints and effective for promoting strength and cardiovascular health.

Activity at Cardinal Court

We believe our residents should live their best and active lifestyle at Cardinal Court. Therefore, we offer many exercise classes to fit your loved one’s needs and preferences, including armchair yoga, ball toss, and dancing. If you’re interested in learning more about our physical activity schedule, our friendly staff can give you more information.

Our residents and their families are also always welcome to use our common areas to get some healthy movement in. Take a walk around our beautiful, secure grounds, or have a dance party with some friends outdoors!

No matter what type of activities your loved one enjoys or their physical capabilities, it’s important to incorporate some form of daily exercise to keep them healthy, happy, and thriving into their golden years. At Cardinal Court, we believe that physical activity is part of a holistic healthy lifestyle. We even have a certified Life Enrichment Director who leads engaging daily activities, on-site social events, and fun cultural excursions as part of a researched-backed health and wellness program. Along with promoting physical health with daily opportunities for activity. Our holistic memory care program supports our residents’ spiritual support, sensory stimulation, social connections, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression.

To learn more about residency or to take a tour of Cardinal Court, contact our friendly team today.

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