Regular physical activity is vital to helping us age well. Photo courtesy Quail Park of Lynnwood

Regular physical activity is vital to helping us age well. Photo courtesy Quail Park of Lynnwood

Walk this way to the active retirement you want!

Lynnwood team shares how active living is key to aging well for senior residents

Active living is important throughout our lives, and no less so as we get older.

While the variety of activities and their intensity may evolve, regular physical activity is one of the most important things we can do for our health, explains the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Regular physical activity “can prevent or delay many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities without becoming dependent on others,” the CDC notes. While “some physical activity is better than none at all…your health benefits will also increase with the more physical activity that you do.”

It’s recommended that adults aged 65 and older aim for at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity such as brisk walking – say, 30 minutes a day, five days a week, for example. Alternatively, try for 75 minutes a week of more vigorous activity, such as hiking, jogging or running.

Residents at Quail Park of Lynnwood enjoy access to a gym, designed specifically for older adults, and a heated indoor pool to enjoy laps, aqua-fit classes or just relax. Photo courtesy Quail Park of Lynnwood

Residents at Quail Park of Lynnwood enjoy access to a gym, designed specifically for older adults, and a heated indoor pool to enjoy laps, aqua-fit classes or just relax. Photo courtesy Quail Park of Lynnwood

But it’s not all about cardio. The CDC also recommends activities that strengthen muscles at least two days a week and activities to improve balance about three times a week. For those with chronic conditions, or limited mobility ability that impede their ability to reach the targets, strive to incorporate as much activity as possible – some activity is better than none!

The importance of an active lifestyle is key to the variety of active living opportunities at Quail Park of Lynnwood, offering independent living in spacious independent living cottages and apartment suites, along with assisted and enhanced assisted living options and memory care.

Included as part of residents’ rents is access to a gym, outfitted with equipment designed specifically for older adults, and a heated indoor pool to enjoy laps, aqua-fit classes or just relax.

Residents can also enjoy one-on-one sessions with a Physical Therapy Assistant and Certified Coach, with Physical and Occupational Therapists available Monday to Friday – everything you need to stay active and engaged for physical, mental and emotional wellness!

Quail Park’s walking club offers additional opportunities to get out and about, especially with the nicer weather on its way – and the gardening club is a great way to add to those strength and balance sessions.

Get moving to your new home today!

This spring, ask about their limited-time special for new residents, including a 582-square-foot, one-bedroom pet-friendly apartment renting for between $3,668 and $3,897 per month – including meals, activities, weekly housekeeping and more. To learn more about the possibilities awaiting at Quail Park of Lynnwood, or to arrange your virtual or in-person tour, call 425-329-3621 or click here to visit online.

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