It’s no surprise that participating in mentally stimulating activities help to maintain cognitive health. But did you know that physical activity plays a major role in brain health, too? That lap around the block in the fresh morning air or the water aerobics class you’re attending could be helping more than just your physical health. If you want to fully take advantage of the benefits of exercise…
In a 2019 study, a group of older adults tracked their physical activity and underwent physical and cognitive tests over the course of twenty years. Upon reviewing the data, those who were more physically active performed better on cognitive tests and had a lower risk for dementia. Studies like this one help us to see the cognitive benefits of exercise.
Another study showed that light activity every day was linked to higher brain volume and slowed down brain aging. If you or your loved one is at risk for dementia, frequent exercise can help to keep decline at bay for a while longer.
At Symphony, we believe in high-quality living, and that includes keeping your mind healthy and engaged. If your idea of getting exercise is enjoying an afternoon walking around the shops, our Carlton Place Terrace community is the place for you. If you’d rather enjoy a leisurely stroll the grounds, away from the noise of the city, you may prefer Forest Valley Terrace. Each one of our communities offers activities suited for every resident based on their interests. Simply speak with our Activities Coordinator, and they’ll find or develop something that matches your interests.
From fitness sessions to group outings, there’s always something for everyone. Contact us today to learn more about physical activity and overall health at Symphony Senior Living communities.