The last Wednesday in May is celebrated as Senior Health & Fitness Day. This year it’s on May 26th. Elderly people need to take care of their health and fitness to stay away from illness.
Some of the National Senior Health & Fitness Day events include retirement communities, park and recreation districts, Ys and health clubs, senior centers, Area Agencies on Aging, hospitals and health systems, health plans, health care providers, service organizations, houses of worship, and many more.
10 Ways to Celebrate the Senior Health & Fitness Day
Celebrating the National Senior Health & Fitness Day is quite simple.
- Take out time to learn about your health condition by visiting your doctor.
- Learn as to how you can make your health better.
- Start doing fitness exercises to feel fit both inside and outside.
- Follow the food routine to stay away from illness.
- Make friend with people around you who are elder to make them know the importance of good health. Take up seminar sessions that deal with health and fitness.
- Participate in sport activities, exercise, and can indulge in any physical activity to feel fit and fresh.
- Hold a fun event: Speak with your communities and join forces to celebrate. You can have healthy drinks and snacks, include some fitness challenges, or even have a drawing for a fun prize. The sky is the limit in terms of how you want to do this. The goal should be to create a fun event to honor the residents.
- Cook healthy for your partner, hold a twosome picnic at home.
- Share your views and thoughts about this Day on social media using the hashtag #SeniorHealthFitnessDay.
- Practice the Seven Dimensions of Wellness: incooperate the Seven Dimensions of Wellness.
The Seven Dimensions of Wellness:
Focuses on activities that stimulate and challenge the brain
Examples include painting, journaling, solving puzzles and games, or enrolling in a college course
Emphasizes strengthening and caring for the body to stay as independent as possible Examples include proper nutrition, regular exercise, stress management, and regularly scheduled doctor’s appointments
Emphasizes the importance of social interactions Examples include spending time with family and friends, joining clubs or group activities
Involves finding purpose and meaning in life . Examples include meditation, faith-based activities, yoga/tai chi, or experiencing nature
Focuses on the ability to copy with challenges and deal with feelings in a positive and respectful way
Examples include counseling, stress management, or support groups
Demonstrates respect for our natural resources and/or to have a strong connection to the environment. Examples include recycling, reusing goods, outdoor walks, meditation, or even planting a garden
Focuses on utilizing your skills and harnessing your passions and strengths to help others. Examples include tutoring or mentoring, volunteering, or even caregiving
Remember, Wellness is more than just the physical component.
The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.