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Emotional Benefits Of Exercise For Seniors

Keeping seniors active is a vital component in increasing overall physical health and preserving mobility. We all know that keeping active is important on a physical level, but there is a wide range of emotional benefits as well that most people do not know about. We want to tell you about a few of the advantages that you may not have known about yet.

The Release Of Endorphins

Endorphins are the feel good” chemicals that our body craves, and exercising is going to promote the release of these endorphins into the body. Especially when it comes to fighting off anxiety and depression, added endorphin production is very beneficial.

Stimulate A Healthy Appetite

How often do we hear about seniors who are unable to get adjusted to living in an assisted living option or who just do not feel hungry? Not only is exercise going to help burn calories, it also helps to stimulate the appetite. In order to function optimally, seniors need a certain number of nutrients. Exercise and a healthy appetite are able to help promote this.

 Promote Deep And Restful Sleep

A deep and restful sleep is one of the most important aspects that seniors have. Oftentimes nighttime needs, pains, aches, and other discomforts are going to make it difficult for seniors to get the sleep that they need to function. A good workout is more than likely to make seniors feel tired, which helps them to enter into the deepest levels of sleep. They will be much less prone to mood swings, have more energy, and feel refreshed when they get enough sleep after exercising.

It Builds Confidence

Oftentimes seniors refuse to leave the comforts of their own home, not because they are physically unable to, but because they feel as though they could run into problems. Problems are going to increase as mobility and mental cognition begins to decline. Taking any number of classes like swimming, water ballet, yoga, or Tai Chi. This type of exercise can lead to a greater range of flexibility, improved coordination, and better balance.

Group Exercise In An Independent Living Community

One of the largest benefits to having an independent living community is the fact that they do in fact offer group exercises. This is going to help offer these tremendous benefits to seniors, while also allowing them to feel as though they are part of a whole. This is going to give them tremendous physical benefits but also benefits them psychologically. Just one more benefit to having your loved one live in an independent living community

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