8 Ideas for Older Adults Looking to Stay Active and Healthy

June 01, 2017


The benefits of remaining active as you age are invaluable."

In honor of National Senior Health and Fitness Day this week, here are eight ways older adults can remain active and healthy:

  1. Perform stretches from the comfort of a chair at your own pace
  2. Do a quick but gentle 20-minute workout
  3. Practice keeping your balance with Tai Chi and basic wall stretches
  4. Create your own yoga routine
  5. Grow your own garden, either in your backyard or with raised pots
  6. Be sure to keep laughter a part of your daily activities
  7. Eat foods that are known to help boost your memory, such as blueberries and dark chocolate
  8. Keep your mind sharp with these mental fitness activities

For more ideas like these, visit our curated Pinterest board “Senior Health & Fitness” on the official YMCA of Metro Chicago account. Follow us for more tips on how to stay healthy, as well as association updates, news and more!

Discover what programs and classes are available at your local Y for active older adults, ages 62 and older. Classes include swimming, aerobics, yoga and much more!