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Senior Living Fitness Program Enriches Life, Enhances Health

By Michelle Seitzer / Posted on 11 January 2013

Why stop exercising when you move to assisted living? There’s no need. In fact, many people may even find that being in assisted living offers more opportunities to be physically active, and certainly more people to hold you accountable to your fitness goals.

The majority of senior living communities across the country boast exercise studios, fitness rooms, aquatic centers, and dynamic wellness programs that rival those of an upscale resort or hotel. You may even find Zumba Gold®, a lower impact version of the popular fitness program known for its “party-like atmosphere” and “zesty Latin music.”

All of these features are important for the best possible quality of life in assisted living; a sedentary, secluded lifestyle will not foster good health. To that end, the Live 2 B Healthy Senior Fitness Program has been designed to promote “wellness through education, fitness, and community” in senior living. Since 2008, the company has offered exercise classes to senior housing communities and has seen great results. On the physical side, the program’s assessors have witnessed increased endurance, strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility among participants; on the social side, “increased emotional resilience and sociability.”

As most assisted living communities already employ an activities director or perhaps a fitness instructor to oversee such programs, the goal of Live 2 B Healthy is to complement the work already being done by the staff. For more information about bringing this program to a senior living community near you, check out their site, Live2BHealthy.com.

 

 

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