If you’re already an active senior, you know that regular physical activity is one of the foundations for aging well, thanks to both the health benefits, and the social benefits if it’s a group activity. Here are five ways for active seniors to get the exercise they need while living at Prime West Knoxville.
Head out to Prime’s 18-hole putting green to enhance your health and socialize with friends. A 2016 study from the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh revealed that playing golf can help prevent chronic illness, boost mental health and extend life expectancy.
The stunning mountain views from Prime’s apartments are an instant motivation to get out and hike, but did you know walking is great for your health too? Numerous studies show the link between a regular walking regime and good heart health. Try Visit Knoxville’s hiking guide for inspiration.
Have you heard about Pickleball? It’s a fun sport best described as a cross between tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. Check it out at Prime, where we have our own court for you to meet up for a game with friends. MUSC Health recommends Pickleball as a great light aerobic workout that can prevent hypertension, strokes, and heart attacks. It’s also a fun way to get to know your neighbors!
A number of studies have shown that getting physical with a spot of gardening can help to lower blood pressure and being outdoors in the sunshine will give you a dose of vitamin D, which is great for bone health. Head to Prime’s hydroponic garden for some light exercise, twisting and bending as you connect with nature.
It is recommended that seniors take 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a day, which is a great reason to head to Prime’s on-site bark park with your four-legged friend.
At Prime West Knoxville, we have built our community with wellness and social health in mind. Schedule a tour today to visit our community for active seniors.