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6 Ways to Stay Active This Summer

By July 27, 2022March 21st, 2023Blog, Videos

It’s important to stay active at every age in life. As we age, staying active and being healthy can play a crucial role in your life. In this region, nice weather is limited to a few months out of the year. This is why summer is such a great time to get out and be active. Here are 6 ways to stay active this summer!

  1. Attend Bethany Activity Classes: Bethany Retirement Living provides a variety of activities for residents as a way to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Go For A Walk: Walking has many benefits: Improving mental health/immune system, strengthening your muscles/bones, and promoting better sleep
  3. Stretching/Yoga:  Stretching and Yoga can decrease the risk of injury, improve circulation, increase range of motion, help to regulate blood pressure, and provide relaxation
  4. Lifting Weights: Light Strength exercises improve muscle mass and bone health.  This can improve the ability to stand, walk, and to lift/carry objects more easily
  5. Exploring New Hobbies: Gardening, Dancing, Golfing, bowling, etc.  Are all examples of fun ways to stay busy and active!
  6. Staying Social:  Staying social with friends and family can help maintain emotional health, improve cognitive function, and provide a sense of belonging

TIP: Remember to always stay hydrated and drink water daily!

**According to CDC, there is no one-size fits all formula for daily water intake.  The amount of water you should drink daily depends on your body, your health conditions, your medications, and other factors