Why Exercise Is Important for Seniors

Why Exercise Is Important for Seniors (And a Few Moves for You to Try!)

If you're a senior, it's important to stay active! Exercise can help improve your mood, increase energy levels, and even help you live longer. Avita Assisted Living & Memory Care at Rolling Hills in West Wichita strives to provide activities to keep our residents active and engaged in the community. Take a virtual tour of our facility today. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of exercise for seniors and give you a few exercises to try out!

senior woman stretching

Prevent Disease

Exercise can help prevent the development of a disease by keeping your heart and lungs healthy, strengthening muscles and bones, improving balance and coordination, reducing blood pressure, decreasing cholesterol levels, helping to control blood sugar if you're a diabetic or prediabetic, and improving mental health and well-being. All of these factors can help reduce your risk for developing issues such as heart disease, stroke, type II diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and falls.

senior man on a run

Improve Mental Health and Well-Being

Exercise can help improve your mood by releasing natural chemicals in the brain called endorphins. These chemicals are associated with feelings of euphoria, confidence, energy, and relaxation. They also may reduce stress levels and help you sleep better at night! You will find that seniors who exercise regularly often have a more positive outlook on life and are less likely to suffer from depression.

senior woman working with personal trainer

Social Engagement

Exercise can provide social engagement opportunities for seniors. Our senior community offers exercise classes and activities that allow residents to get together and stay active. These activities are a great way to make friends, have fun, and stay connected!

Some great exercises for seniors include:

  • Chair Exercises

  • Wall Push-Ups

  • Chair Squats

  • Standing Knee Lifts

  • Wall Sits

outdoor senior exercise class

We Keep Our Residents Active & Engaged!

At Avita Assisted Living & Memory Care at Rolling Hills in West Wichita, we offer a variety of activities for residents to stay active and engaged. Residents participate in games, exercise, live entertainment, and much more.

If you're looking for an assisted living facility where residents can live a full life without having to worry about chores or cooking meals, Avita Assisted Living & Memory Care at Rolling Hills might be right for you. Give us a call today to schedule your free tour: (316) 361-2500 or take a virtual tour of our facility online!