The following four tips will help older adults maintain an active and motivated lifestyle in the winter at a senior living community like The Overlook. Older adults should stay as active as possible to avoid falling prey to the consequences of prolonged inactivity. Besides increasing the risk of heart disease, lack of exercise can result in a loss of muscle mass and bone density, increasing the risk of tripping and falling. The benefits of physical activity extend to curbing emotional effects such as depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Read on to learn more. 1. Work Out in Your Residence With simple bodyweight exercises and stretching, you can maintain your health. You can use our fitness center to stay active with your peers or set up your own gym to stay in shape. Maintaining physical health requires a variety of skills, such as strength, balance, and stretching, so you should develop a workout plan that includes at least two and a half hours of focused exercise every week. 2. Exercise the Mind At The Overlook, we focus on lifelong learning to keep residents engaged, laughing, and exploring new intellectual horizons. It may be a lesser-known form of exercise, but keeping your brain sharp has long-lasting benefits. Come visit The Overlook and pick up our one-of-a-kind crossword book and grow your gray matter! 3. Spend Time with Friends and Family As a result of our community’s openness, older adults are able to make new memories and share new experiences, reducing the isolation they experience. Watch movies, play games, make snacks, or make desserts with family and friends. Enjoy coffee on the outdoor terrace, catch up in the art studio, or catch up in the sunroom. 4. Start or Join a Walking Group “Walking is one of the most cost-effective and accessible ways to exercise,” according to Psychology and Aging, so this is another great way to stay active during the winter. As a resident of The Overlook, you can join the Walking Club or one of our many active clubs for yoga, hiking and even cross-country skiing. Situated on 450-acres, our senior living community’s surrounded by a beautiful public trail system. Come Visit Us at The Overlook. The next chapter in your story could begin right here in the picturesque New England countryside. At The Overlook, we have everything you need, from spacious floor plans to fitness opportunities to high-quality medical care and a never-ending list of fun things to do. Come visit to see how what our residents are doing busy to stay busy this winter. From knitting classes to Tai-Chi to gardening, there’s something for everyone. RSVP to one of our Events or Activities today.