Just because you have to stay indoors doesn’t mean that you can’t lead a healthy and active life. There are plenty of ways to maintain an active lifestyle from the comfort of you own home or apartment. Seniors living in communities like Yuma Senior Living are finding creative ways to navigate this new way of life. By keeping an open mind and trying new things, seniors can stay active in a way there they might not have before. Here are a few ways that you can stay active at home during Covid-19.
#1 Try a Virtual Exercise Class
The gym might not be open, but you can still find ways to get a workout in. A virtual exercise class can mirror the experience of an in-person exercise class, as might be used here at Yuma Senior Living. Online instructors can guide you through the exercises and even give you adjustments if you’re not physically able to complete an exercise. These types of classes often require no equipment, making them easy to do in your own apartment. Yuma Senior Living Activities leadership team members help our resident with this on-line instruction.
If you want to have a little more fun while staying fit, dancing is a great option. Dancing can help you work out your entire body, and you can enjoy your favorite music while doing it. Speed it up with something upbeat or take it easy with old classics while you freestyle in your home. If you’re looking for some instruction while you dance, a virtual Zumba class could be a good fit for you. With the momentum of the class, Zumba can end up being something exciting to look forward to each day. Just give yourself a goal of how many minutes you’d like to dance for and get grooving.
#3 Try a New Hobby
Your body isn’t the only thing you should be keeping active while at home during Covid-19. You should also be exercising your mind, and there are few better ways to do that than by trying something new. With so much extra time on your hands, trying a new hobby can keep you occupied and give you something to be proud of. Arts and crafts provide a great outlet for your creativity, and they can be done in a variety of ways. Painting, knitting, sewing, and drawing can all be learned during quarantine, and they allow you visual evidence of your progression over time. With enough practice, you could end up becoming really good at something new and make new items to give your friends and family.
#4 Indoor Gardening
You may not have as much access to the outdoors as before, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fine your green thumb. There are many plants that can thrive indoors and allow you to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Starting an herb garden is a good idea for indoor gardening, and you can even eventually put it to use. Tend to your indoor garden each day, and soon enough, you’ll have fresh herbs that you can enjoy. You can also try gardening with some cool indoor plants. Plants like aloe vera do well indoors when placed next to direct sunlight and hanging plants can be a nice way to change up your apartment.