Staying Active During the Long, Cold Winter Months

Dining Out
2/24/2016

When winter comes, we often fall into a state of hibernation. Sitting inside, we wait out the cold, huddled beneath a pile of blankets with a warm cup of tea in hand. But, it’s important to remain active during the winter months, to get our blood flowing and keep our minds engaged. Whether it’s through social interaction, physical activity or mental gymnastics, the benefits of staying active are well-documented. In this post, we’re going to cover five ways that you can beat winter boredom – and stay healthy! – despite cold weather and snowy roads.

1. Fitness classes
From cardio drumming to EnhanceFitness, regular fitness classes provide cardiovascular stimulation, mobility and – just as important – laughter and enjoyment!

2. Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a great way to improve your flexibility and foster a healthy, peaceful mindset. Guaranteed to leave you feeling energized, Tai Chi is an easy, all-encompassing form of exercise.

3. Evenings out
Residents at Heritage Community regularly enjoy dining out, visits to the local theater or symphony and trips to watch the sunset in South Haven. These trips are an amazing way to beat the winter blues and keep your mind sharp.

4. Spa days
The Seasons Salon & Spa at Heritage Community offers a range of services to both men and women. Whether you’re chatting during your monthly haircut or treating yourself to a relaxing massage, our spa is a great way to get out and socialize!

5. Encouragement
At Heritage Community of Kalamazoo, we are the region’s leading educator in the Best Friends Approach. All of the staff at our assisted living and memory care facilities are trained to understand the importance of creating safe, familiar spaces for our residents to “be where they are.” If you’ve been looking to join a caring, nurturing environment, contact us today to schedule your visit!

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