Healthy Activities //
For seniors, weight-bearing physical activity reduces the rate of bone loss associated with osteoporosis.
Regular physical activity also maintains strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination, and can help reduce the risk of falls.
Being physically active not only strengthens your body, it also makes you feel good about yourself.
What Can You Do?
Physical activity is something that everyone can do. You don't need to
run a marathon or spend hours at a gym. Look for simple ways to be
physically active every day.
Take a walk once a day;
Take the stairs instead of the elevator;
Spend less time in front of the television or computer;
Play actively with your kids;
Walk, wheel or cycle for short trips; or
Find out about walking and cycling paths nearby and use them.
Here's some ideas for local
*For a list of current local events to keep you active, click here!
Physical activity improves health and well-being. It reduces stress, strengthens the heart and lungs, increases energy levels, helps you maintain and achieve a healthy body weight and it improves your
outlook on life.
Research shows that physical inactivity can cause premature death, chronic disease and disability. Seward Community Health Center encourages everyone to integrate physical activity into their everyday life: at home, at school, at work, at play and on the way...that's active living!
For children, regular physical activity is essential for healthy growth and development. For adults, it allows daily tasks to be accomplished with greater ease and comfort and with less fatigue.