Healthy Ageing

Active Aging Week – Staying Active

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: September 29, 2014

The last week in September is ‘Active Aging Week’

 Staying active can help you in many ways:

  • Keep your strength so you can stay independent
  • Have more energy
  • Improve balance, strength
  • Help to prevent or delay heart disease, diabetes
  • Help your bones be stronger longer
  • Brighten your mood and reduce depression

No need to belong to a gym to become more active. There are ways to incorporate more physical activity into your every day routine.

Making physical activity a part of your everyday life makes it easier to maintain.
One key is to do more physical activity in things you enjoy, such as walking, riding a bike, daily stretches, swimming, yard work/gardening.

We have all heard to look for new ways to build physical activity into your daily routine — this one does really work — add more steps to your day by parking you car further away in parking lots, walk up and down the stairs rather than taking the elevator, etc.

If you have to go to the 5th floor, but can not walk up 5 flights of stairs, walk the first flight, then take the elevator on the next 4- you have just added more exercise to your day!  Soon, you’ll be able to walk up 2 flights!

Enjoy your day and make it an active one!