There have been lots of articles lately suggesting that sitting is the new “smoking”.  A lot of us are living increasingly sedentary lifestyles, especially if we work at our desks all day. This post from Stannah Stairlifts  offers a printable activity tracking calendar and a plethora of ideas to help you keep active.  I just bought a hula hoop and a hoop fitness video. I don’t see that on their list. 😉

Many adults over the age of 65 spend, on average, more than 10 hours each day either sitting or lying down. Scientists have discovered this inactivity may increase risk of chronic issues or exacerbate pre-existing conditions. May is Older Americans Month and Stannah Stairlifts is encouraging seniors to combat this sedentary lifestyle with its Senior Active Living Calendar.

Print your senior active living calendar here

Download the Active living calendar

This interactive calendar offers unique ideas and inspiration to help seniors increase daily activity, and you can print yours by clicking the link above. Participants can easily track their progress directly on the calendar, and weekly challenges are offered for those looking to test their ability.

With this initiative, seniors are taking the first step in preventing, or delaying, complications such as arthritis, heart conditions, high blood pressure or diabetes. An active lifestyle has also been shown to increase memory function and overall wellbeing.

The Senior Active Living Calendar was designed to help seniors across America realize the tremendous physical and mental benefits of an active lifestyle. While some seniors may struggle due to limited mobility, these individuals are urged to avoid being discouraged as any attempt toward increasing activity, no matter how big or small is a success.

Stannah advises all seniors to consult with a doctor before beginning this program and [ask their advice about] climbing stairs as a form of exercise as this [may be] an unsafe activity that [could] pose a significant risk to the elderly, especially those who use a stairlift or require any form of walking assistance. {Editors note: I am close to 62 and would certainly use climbing stairs as a form of exercise. It all depends upon how active and healthy you have been up to this point.]

For more information please visit stannah-stairlifts.com


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