orthopedics, sports medicine

Staying Mobile as you Grow Older, 5 Activities for Seniors

As your body grows older, your age will begin to challenge your mobility, if you do not stay on top of it. Here are some fun and simple ways for older people to get that so very necessary activity, close to home.

Love Your Yard

This time of the year in Missouri and Kansas provide the opportunity to get outside and start that gardening project you have always talked about. Gardening, pushing a lawn mower or other outdoor chores are great ways to get your heart rate up on a regular basis. These activities can help you to retain mobility and work up a sweat plus, you can take some pride in your pristine yard.

Long Walks Around Missouri and Kansas

Never take a good walk for granted. Whether it’s around your neighborhood, a local park or along one of the many hiking trails Missouri and Kansas has to offer, regular long walks are a simple way to get the heart rate up. So grab an old friend, significant other or your dog and keep on walking towards longevity.

Riding your Bike on Missouri and Kansas’s Trails

Often times running or even walking on Kansas and Missouri surfaces can take a toll on your joints and ligaments before you are able to REALLY get the proper amount of exercise. Biking is a great low impact alternative activity that will pump up the heart rate while simultaneously keeping you moving smoothly.

Swimming—the Exercise for Anyone

Swimming is the perfect all-round workout that can be done regardless of your age or abilities. Regular swimming can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control. Swimming can be anybody’s go-to exercise and it is never too late to learn how.

Dancing, for Exercise too!

Not only does dancing help you loosen up and have a good time, regular dancing is great for losing weight, maintaining strong bones, improving posture, muscle strength, increasing balance, bettering coordination, and beating stress. There are a multitude of ways of getting involved with dancing all of which have extremely positive effects of your daily living.

There are so many ways for seniors to stay active this summer in Missouri and Kansas. Set achievable goals to keep yourself on track with your ideal physical condition. Signature Medical group has physicians in Missouri and Kansas that can assist you with reaching your goals in nutrition, movement and overall well-being. Click here to schedule an appointment today!