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Tips for Seniors to Stay Active in Colder Months

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There is no denying the winter season is here in Dayton, Ohio! Every year, we gear up for colder temperatures, icy roads, and snow days. Sometimes winter can make it challenging for seniors to get outside and stay active, but we’re hoping to help you embrace the season this year instead! Read through our best tips to help seniors stay active below.

Stay Physically Active Whether You are Inside or Out!

Grab some extra layers of clothing and head outside anyway!

As long as the sidewalks are safe and clear and you’re bundling up in your best winter attire to stay warm, you can get outside regardless of the colder temps! Head out and enjoy the fresh air.

For those who prefer the indoors, you can still get moving around your home.

Many seniors simply don’t like the cold, and we respect that. As an alternative, we suggest getting active inside your home! If you like a clean home, basic housekeeping chores like vacuuming and reorganizing can work up a sweat. Or you can clear out a dedicated space and bring in workout equipment instead.

Being Active is Not Limited to Physical Activity.

Play games to keep yourself mentally stimulated!

Seniors can have fun challenging their minds during the winter by playing board games, card games, word games, and doing puzzles. Keeping the mind sharp and stimulated is an important component to staying active – just as important as the body!

Stay socially active!

Getting involved in social activities, whether in-person or virtually, can keep you active in fun ways, even during winter! Join a local club that will help you connect with other seniors who are like-minded. If you like fitness, join a club that helps you get the best of both worlds and get in your physical activity too!

Our experienced senior care team is always standing by here at Home Care Assistance of Dayton. If you need more useful information on the best ways for seniors to stay active this winter, please reach out to us at any time! Give us a call or schedule a consultation today to learn about our senior care services!

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