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Why Is It Important to Stay Active as We Age?

Healthy Aging | 08/15/19


We all look for new ways to stay healthy, and one thing you can do is to keep your body moving by leading an active lifestyle. Active living means incorporating physical activity into your daily life, whether it be adding a walk to church to your Sunday morning routine, rather than driving, or taking the stairs instead of an elevator when the option is available. When you lead an active lifestyle, you’re doing a favor to both your mental and physical health. You’re able to experience benefits including healthy weight management, lower blood pressure, a reduced risk of depression, stronger bones and more. Studies even show that regular physical activity adds years to your lifespan.

At Crestwood Manor, we know an active lifestyle is vital to your health and wellbeing, which is why we offer engaging programs and amenities to ensure residents have the opportunity to keep moving. Here, there are ways for you to incorporate physical activity into your everyday routine.

Opportunities for an Active Senior Lifestyle

As a Springpoint community, Crestwood Manor offers LivWell, an award-winning holistic wellness program. Each team member is introduced to the program through specialized training and works with residents to develop our events and activities, keeping whole-body wellness in mind. These go far beyond traditional healthy living activities and cater to each of the seven dimensions of wellness, including physical wellness, with a genuine understanding of your needs. Through fitness programs within LivWell, like dance class and aqua aerobics, there are numerous ways for you to get involved. Resident Karen Bokert is even a certified chair yoga instructor and holds weekly sessions as her gift to the community.

Along with engaging programming, our community offers a variety of both indoor and outdoor amenities for you to use to stay active. Inside the main building, our fully equipped fitness center has everything you need for an effective workout. You’re able to spend time in the gym by yourself, ask for advice from our staff members or join us for a more structured group fitness class. Or, swim some laps in our indoor, heated pool for your use year-round. When the weather is nice, take a walk outside and explore our stunning grounds. For those who enjoy golf, our putting green helps you hone your skills while surrounded by fresh air and plenty of sunshine.

Due to LivWell’s unique, personalized approach, it’s entirely up to you to decide how and when you choose to stay active. Our staff members are happy to share information on LivWell activities and programs that and fit your lifestyle and keep you active using resources right within the community. And, remember to walk as often as possible; this is one of the easiest, most effective ways to introduce activity into your life.

Discover How to Keep Active and Healthy at Crestwood Manor

For those who embrace an active lifestyle, Crestwood Manor introduces you to the opportunities you need to keep moving. Through LivWell, wellness is engrained in everything we do. Contact us today to learn more about active lifestyle opportunities in our community and to schedule your personal tour.