Two of the most important things older adults can do for their health are to stay physically active and socially connected. Therefore when something like the pandemic happens, it can disrupt your routine and lead to serious complications. Here are 7 different ways that you can stay connected.
1. Step, Step, Step
Walking is one of the best exercises you can do. Put on supportive shoes, and pace around the room, walk up and down the hallway, or go up and down the stairs. You can also walk in your your yard or neighborhood.
2. Show Your Face
Showing your face virtually can still be beneficial. Video chat make it easy to connect with friends and family if you aren’t able to see them in person.
3. Call or Text to Say “I Love You”
If you do not have video capabilities, making a phone call or sending a text is still an easy way to start a conversation or just say hello.
4. Work out with SilverSneakers
You can access free fitness classes from SilverSneakers Go which is a fitness app.
5. Engage in Healthy Competition
If you like board games or sports, there are many social games that you can play on your mobile device that are fun and challenging.
6. Do More with Social Media
Social media is what you make of it, therefore if you like something on Facebook, make sure to leave a nice comment as well to engage in conversation.
7. Stretch It Out
If you spend too much time sitting, it can lead to stiff joints and tight muscles. Doing stretches either standing or sitting can help relax both your body and mind.
Source: Silver Sneakers