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Tips for Seniors to Stay Active in Colder Months

By Debbie Nunn, 3:54 pm on

In Clarksville, Tennessee, we’re not quite safe from the winter season… We still experience some snowfall and ice along with the colder temperatures! But don’t let that hinder you this year if you’re a senior who is looking to get out and stay active. Embrace the winter months instead and read through our best tips below!

Stay Physically Active Whether You are Inside or Out!

Grab your coat and gloves and head outside anyway!

Yes, the temperatures are turning colder. You can head outside anyways if you want! Just make sure the sidewalks are ice-free, grab your winter clothing, and go for that walk!

If you prefer to stay inside, you can still get moving around the house.

Some seniors simply don’t prefer the cold, and that is just fine! Here are a few ways you can stay active from the comfort of the indoors: Get busy cleaning! Chores like vacuuming and reorganizing will always work up a sweat. Also, set up a room or area just for home workout equipment, like weights and a treadmill.

Being Active is Not Limited to Physical Activity.

Challenge your mind and play some fun games!

A major factor in keeping active this winter is to also care for your mind as well as body! Seniors can have fun challenging their minds and playing board games, jigsaw or crossword puzzles, and other word games! These are the answers to staying mentally stimulated this season.

Stay socially connected!

Whether virtually or in-person, if you join a club in the community, you’ll be doing wonders for your social connectivity! During the winter, these are the perfect opportunities to meet new people who share similar interests. Joining a fitness-oriented group will even allow you to get in your exercise, too!

If you need more helpful advice on the best ways for seniors to stay active this winter, please reach out to us at any time! Our friendly senior care team is only a phone call away here at Home Care Assistance of Clarksville. Give us a call or schedule a consultation today to learn about our senior care services!

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