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National Senior Health and Fitness Day

National Senior Health and Fitness day is observed on the last Wednesday of the month of May. The purpose of the day is to promote health and wellness among the older American adult population. On this day, numerous organizations across the country organize activities such as group exercises and health fairs to name a few. If you are a caregiver, family member, or health professional, here are a few ways you can observe National Senior Health and Fitness Day.

1. Take a Walk

While some seniors may be limited due to physical limitations, there are still many ways to be active. Consider taking a walk. Walking is low impact and it can be done in a variety of settings.

2. Join a Fitness Class

Seniors may receive free access to attend fitness classes at participating gyms, YMCA’s, and other fitness centers through the One Pass Program, formerly known as the Silver Sneakers Program.

3. Attend a healthy cooking demonstration

Maintaining a healthy diet is important at every age, especially for seniors. A healthy balanced diet consists of eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. It is important to also steer clear of processes foods. Attending a cooking class will equip you with fresh ideas for what you’re putting on your plate.

How do you plan to participate in National Senior Health and Fitness Day? Leave a comment!

If you or a loved one is in need of home health care services, contact Quality of Life Home Care and Hospice today!

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