While any kind of exercising offers improved health benefits, different types that focus on certain aspects of an individual can improve someone’s daily living.
That’s why Michelle A. Hertz, the Resident Programming Director for The Peninsula, an assisted living and memory support community in Hollywood, takes time to develop exercise routines that will suit each resident’s special needs. For example:
Aerobic activities can strengthen your heart and increase endurance.
Resistance training aids muscle and bone mass retention; improves balance; and helps prevent falls, one of the best counters to frailty among the aging.
Flexibility exercises (stretching and yoga) help prevent injury; enhance range of motion; reduce stiffness; and limit aches and pains.
“It’s never too late to start exercising,” said Michelle, who recommends those reluctant to begin a start with a simple routine. She offers a variety of classes from a morning stretch to her special ‘move and groove’ class.
Residents are encouraged to participate in classes that start at 10 in the morning, providing plenty of time to rise and have breakfast.
Our Peninsula activity calendar offers a variety of exercise options and participation is always encouraged to put fitness first and reduce TV screen time!