Winter season is in full swing here in Burlington, Vermont! That means colder temperatures, snow, and ice. But instead of seeing winter as a challenge to staying active, what if you embraced the season and saw it as an opportunity for new activities? Take a look below and read our best tips for seniors to stay active this winter!
Stay Physically Active Whether You are Inside or Out!
Grab a few layers of clothing and head outside anyway!
Who says you have to stay indoors just because the temperatures dropped? Just be sure the sidewalks are free of ice, grab your winter clothing gear for safety, and enjoy the fresh air!
If you’d rather stay indoors, you can still get moving around your home.
Some seniors just don’t like the cold, and that’s perfectly fine. A great way to get active in your own home is to clean up a space and dedicate it to workout equipment, like a treadmill and weights. Or you can even do some housekeeping! Chores like vacuuming and reorganizing will help you break a sweat.
Being Active is Not Limited to Physical Activity.
Challenge your mind and play some games!
A key component to staying active this winter is caring for your mind as well as body. For seniors, challenging the mind and playing board games, jigsaw or crossword puzzles, and other word games are the answer to staying mentally stimulated and sharp.
Stay socially active!
Do not disregard your social activities, either. Whether virtually or in-person, if you sign up for a club in your community, you’ll make new connections and socialize with like-minded individuals! If your club is fitness-oriented, then you get the best of both worlds and can work on your physical activity simultaneously.
Our friendly senior care team is only a phone call away here at Home Care Assistance of Greater Burlington. If you need more helpful advice 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 to learn about our senior care services!