Have you neglected physical activity during this pandemic? We’ve certainly been reading a lot of articles and social media posts lately about getting out of shape during the COVID pandemic, as a result of sheltering in place. And, yet, when you think about it, why should social distancing and staying out of crowds keep us from exercising? The short answer is, “it shouldn’t!”
Our Anthem Memory Care communities have remained diligent about getting our residents up and moving during this pandemic. We know how important it is to keep muscles strong and plenty of healthy oxygen flowing. A big part of our commitment to wellness involves maintaining physical health as well as emotional health. Exercise helps accomplish both!
We’d like to share a few videos of residents in action. Spoiler: Lots of dancing. Enjoy!
Vineyard Place Memory Care in Murrieta, California, holds its exercise sessions outside!
Emerald Place Memory Care in Glenview, Illinois breaks out a birthday swing!
At Chelsea Place Memory Care in Aurora, Colorado, a resident gives a staff member a quick dance lesson!
If you are caring for an aging loved one, make sure they are getting up and exercising at least for a short time each day. Just a regular walk around the backyard is enough to get some fresh air and oxygen pumping into muscles and into the brain.
This pandemic may be keeping us from gathering places, but there is no reason to let it keep us from activity. Stay well. But keep moving!