Cleveland, TN offers options for seniors to stay physically and socially active.
We all know that being sedentary isn’t great for your health, but recent studies have shown that it can be particularly impactful to seniors’ well-being. Not getting adequate physical activity can actually speed up the biological aging process. One study, in particular, showed that in sedentary women, “low physical activity seemed to account for an 8-year biological age gap between those who exercised and those who did not.”
Inactivity is also linked to higher rates of heart disease, obesity, cognitive decline, depression, and anxiety. Conversely, research has also found that aerobic activity improves cognitive function in older age. Meaning exercise is not only beneficial for improving cardiovascular and muscle health but brain health too!
So, how active should seniors be?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that older adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week. The good news is it doesn’t need to be a long and strenuous activity. They suggest breaking your exercise up into 10-minute intervals throughout the day.
That could mean a few short walks or maybe a stretch session followed by some lightweight lifting exercises. It’s important to develop a plan that makes sense for you and takes your health condition, restrictions, likes, and abilities into account.
How can I stay active and engaged as I age?
One great way to do that is to be part of an active environment like Avail Senior Living’s assisted living: Cleveland, TN’s premier choice for the active senior who may need a little help with daily tasks, health monitoring, and housekeeping.
We provide plenty of opportunities to get fit, healthy, and stay mentally sharp. You’ll have the chance to get involved in hobbies that you enjoy, meet new friends with similar interests, and avoid vegging out on the couch.
What activities do seniors enjoy at Avail Senior Living?
You’ll always have plenty of choices and ways to stay independent in assisted living. Cleveland, TN, is also the perfect, picturesque location. Imagine going for walks on our beautiful and spacious seven-acre campus, taking up Tai Chi, or participating in chair yoga, or catching some sun in Avail’s large courtyard.
How can assisted living make life easier?
Assisted living provides that helping hand where you need it most. Picture life with:
- 24-hour support by dedicated professionals in addition to third-party partnerships with physical therapists, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners. Your care is in good hands.
- Innovative wellness programs that help you get that 150 minutes of weekly exercise. Try out chair yoga, tai chi, dance classes, brain health, digital enhancement programs, and more.
- Seasonal, chef-prepared meals, centered around your favorite dishes.
- You won’t have to worry about home maintenance or chores. We’ll take care of everything for you.
- Should you or a loved one ever need memory care services, our team of specialized caregivers provide an engaging, healthy experience in a secure environment.
Come find your active, healthy lifestyle at Avail Senior Living. We’re here to help you stay fit, make friends, and find new interests.
Put your health and wellness first with Assisted Living at Avail.
Interested in learning more about life in Cleveland, TN? Forget sedentary living. Let us help you find your new home where you can be active and happy. Call us at (423) 505-5998 today.