Winter weighing you down? Keeping active indoors for warmth and health.

Mid-winter chill can mean a slowdown in our daily activities as we stay indoors and look for warmth. There’s no better time than now to remember the importance of keeping warm for healthy and active ageing.

There are many benefits to keeping active and with half the signs of the physical decline associated with ageing pointing to lack of physical activity, let’s take a look at how regular exercise can help us stay healthy.

Easy as 1-2-3

  1. Getting active during winter can feel like a slog if you’re just wanting to sit with a hot drink and stay warm indoors. Staying active can be as simple as opting to walk to the shops or breaking up errands across multiple days during bad weather to help burn kilojoules and decreasing your body fat levels.
  2. Ways of keeping up with exercise during winter doesn’t have to be a challenge and can be as easy as making a few simple changes to your daily routines. Sometimes it’s a small difference such as companionship and conversation that can motivate us and make an enjoyable experience.
  3. Reaching out to a loved one, a friend or companion care from one of our Senior Helpers Support Workers can make huge differences to everyday tasks like shopping and errands, participation in hobbies and games, or heading out to a community event, and continuing to enjoy the things you love.

What are some simple ways you can add exercise activities into your daily routine?

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