It may get more challenging to stay active in your retirement years. You may not feel as athletic as you once were which makes more intensive, contact sports more challenging to take part in. Aches and pains don’t make things any easier. Therefore, we believe cycling in your golden years is the best way to stay fit! Read on to find out the benefits of this sport.
Improves Mental Health
During your retirement period, you may feel as though you have fewer responsibilities. With greater flexibility over your schedule and your time, you may also feel an increased sense of listlessness. Days may begin feeling repetitive which is why exercising is such a great way to give your schedule some form of routine! Going outdoors and getting some fresh air while cycling is a wonderful way to break any sense of monotony caused by the daily routine. You can also get a chance to bask in the sunlight, which improves mood and alleviates negative emotions. At Rittenhouse Village At Portage, we strongly believe in the importance of holistic well-being. Our team ensures that our seniors are nourishing both their mind and their bodies through the events that we host!
Improves Immune System
Cycling is a form of moderate exercise that can make immune cells in your body more active. As such, when you are battling an infection, there is a higher chance that this infection will not cause as much trouble to you. Cycling is also a great way to detoxify your body by flushing out toxins and bacteria from your body. Falling sick is never pleasant which is why remaining healthy is a great way to protect yourself from those nasty infections!
Decreases Stress on Joints
Many forms of exercise can often be too overwhelming for your joints and muscles. Even running or walking long distances may cause unwanted aches in your body. Fortunately, cycling is considered a rather low-impact sport that places very little pressure on your body. This also helps to strengthen your knees to decrease the risk of injury when you take part in more intensive events.
As you age, you may realize that the changes in your physical body affect certain aspects of your life. For example, you may struggle to regain your balance and may feel as though you are more prone to falling. This is natural as part of the aging process results in the degeneration of muscles and bones getting weaker. However, cycling is an excellent exercise that can help you improve your sense of balance which can then decrease your chances of falling and hurting yourself. Furthermore, it can help to strengthen your leg muscles which are also important in improving your balance.
Rittenhouse Village At Portage is dedicated to providing the best care that we can to our residents. Our team members focus on your holistic well-being and ensure that you remain engaged meaningfully throughout your day. Contact us to find out more about our senior living programs and how we can best serve you!